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China suspends officials in forced abortion case

China has suspended three officials and apologized to a woman who was forced to undergo an abortion seven months into her pregnancy in a case that sparked a public uproar after graphic photos of the mother and her dead baby were circulated online.

The government of Ankang city in northwest China's Shaanxi province said in a statement on its website Friday that a deputy mayor visited Feng Jianmei and her husband in the hospital, apologized to them and said officials would be suspended amid an investigation.

The official Xinhua News Agency says three officials would be relieved of their duties.

Xinhua says Feng was not legally entitled to a second child under China's one-child limit but that late-term abortions are prohibited.

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