South China’s island province Hainan has banned abortions for women who have been pregnant for 14 weeks or longer, the local newspaper "Business Daily" reports.
 
The newly issued regulation also prohibits the illegal gender identification of unborn babies in an effort to curb selective abortions and induced labor which are often performed when an unborn baby has been determined to be female.
 
Violators will be charged with breaking the country’s one-child policy once they have another delivery and be subject to an unspecified fine, the report said.
 
Mid-term and late-term abortions followed by illegal gender identification have created an unbalanced infant gender ratio in the province, according to the report. 
 
SOURCE: english.cri.cn 
 
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