Chinese Mom Has Abortion Because Her Only Child Threatened Suicide if She Had Another Baby

By Sarah Zagorski

Partially republished with permission from Link to full article at the end.

The Shanghi List has reported that a 44-year-old pregnant woman has aborted her baby because her 13-year-old threatened to commit suicide. Last year, Xiao and her husband decided that they wanted to have another child after China “relaxed” its one-child policy; but their daughter, Wen Wen, didn’t respond well to the news of another baby.

Xiao said, “After Wen Wen [Xiao’s first child] learned about my pregnancy, she often said she would jump to her death from a building if we kept the baby.” Tragically, when the couple spotted cut marks on their daughters arm they decided to abort their baby because they were afraid her threats were real.

In 2013, the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Person (TIP) report revealed that China has refused to acknowledge that its policy is creating a gender imbalance and fueling trafficking.

Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, explained that the brutal One-Child Policy is largely to blame for many of the problems in China.

She said, “The One Child Policy is the driving force in trafficking. Couples who do not have a son want to obtain a boy through trafficking. Couples who already have a son may want to traffic a girl into their family, to ensure that their son will have a bride when he grows up. In China, the marriage market is on the road to collapse. Because of the pronounced gender imbalance caused by gendercide – the selective abortion of baby girls — there are currently about 37 million more males living in China than females.”

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