14/08/2014 12:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

'Abort Or Else' Threat To Pregnant Chinese Woman After Red Tape Error

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Pregnant Chinese woman

A pregnant Chinese woman may be forced to have an abortion for breaching the country's one-child policy, despite officials admitting it was caused by an error on their part.

According to local news, the couple had been given approval to have a second child by their local family planning authority in Nanning, Southwest China, in June.

The wife then became pregnant, but was later told the permit had been revoked because a mistake had been made with the original decision.

Her husband says officials failed to take into account a recent and subtle change in the law.

Previously, couples could apply for a second child if the husband lived with his wife's family which has daughters, but no sons. But this has now been changed to state that the wife's family must only have two daughters, according to Chinese Forced Abortion Photo Causes Controversy