Chinese woman whose husband wanted a son dies after 4 forced abortions—report

/ 07:21 PM July 20, 2017

An ultrasound of a fetus. Image: INQUIRER.net file photo

A mother from eastern China tragically passed away after being forced to undertake four abortions in a year by her own husband.

According to Jianghuai Morning News, a woman identified only as “Yueyue” succumbed to poor health due to the repeated abortions, since her husband wanted a son.


The couple, who has one four-year-old daughter, tried to conceive another child in 2015, after China lifted its one-child policy.

Determined to have a boy, Yueyue’s husband insisted she undergo ultrasound scans to identify the baby’s gender and demanded her to get an abortion after finding out it was girl.


The pair tried to conceive a boy in the coming months but failed each time, and YueYue was forced to experience the sickening ordeal three more times in a span of one year.

Her last operation took its toll and caused her to be bedridden, the report said.

But instead of taking care of her, the husband filed for a divorce instead. Yueyue’s condition eventually worsened and she died inside a hospital in Shanghai.

Meanwhile, several families in rural areas in China continue to value male over female offsprings.

To prevent couples from terminating their pregnancy, China banned doctors from informing mothers of their unborn child’s gender. Khristian Ibarrola/JB


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