Approximately 13 million unborn babies are aborted in China every year, though some researchers believe the number may be much higher. It is possible that more babies are aborted in China than are born. According to the new census data, there were about 12 million births in 2020, the lowest number since 1961.
For decades, many unborn babies were forcibly aborted under the Chinese Communist Party’s one child policy. In 2015, the government revised its population control measures to allow two children per family, but reports indicate that forced and coerced abortions still occur.