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Pregnant woman’s suicide roils Chinese netizens

AFP, BEIJING

“The hospital wants to limit C-sections and the families don’t want to spend money,” one commenter said. “This type of system and this type of family produced this type of tragedy.”

The government has also pushed a return to more traditional, Confucian values that privilege the family over the individual.

What that means for childbirth is that husbands and their mothers — not women themselves — are more likely to call the shots.

“Why can’t the hospital carry out a C-section upon her request?” one commenter said on Weibo. “Simply because her family does not agree? What kind of rule is this?”

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