Are You A Policy-Breaking Pregnant Woman?
Now that SCOTUS has put its stamp of approval on politicians dictating your medical care and, for that matter, your life and health, here's a useful glimpse of what the government can now do to you (emphasis mine):
"Early marriages are still prevailing in some parts of the country, especially rural areas, which goes against the family planning policy," Xinhua news agency quoted Zhang as saying.
China, which is home to 1.3 billion people, introduced strict family planning policies more than 25 years ago to try to curb population growth.
Most urban residents are restricted to one child, while those in rural areas are encouraged to have one but allowed more in some circumstances. Those who have babies in violation of the restrictions are punished with heavy fines.
A Chinese health official has also said that rural women were risking maternal heath by delivering babies in violation of the restrictions at home or in unregulated clinics.
"Some policy-breaking pregnant women, who dared not apply any financial aid of childbearing for fear of legal punishment, chose to deliver babies at home or in substandard private clinics," Xinhua quoted Vice Minister of Health Jiang Zuojun as saying in a separate report.
In the south-eastern province of Jiangxi, half of maternal deaths were from pregnancies that fell outside of family planning restrictions, the report said.
Remember, politicians of various ideological stripes came and go, but the government regulating your internal organs is forever.