Chinese Woman Gets Pregnant 13 Times and Has Abortions to Avoid Going to Prison

International   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Aug 18, 2015   |   6:22PM   |   Beijing, China

In China, a woman became pregnant 13 times in order to avoid being sent to jail. The woman, known by the surname Zeng, was sentenced to life in prison for corruption in 2005. The Mirror reports that she initially claimed she became pregnant 14 times but later admitted that she lied about one of those pregnancies.

Now the woman is 39-years-old and finally in prison. Zeng said she had an abortion with at least one of those pregnancies but it is unclear if she had abortions with any of the others, though that is likely the case.

As LifeNews previously reported, China is a hostile place for women to live because of their sex trafficking industry, brutal one-child policy and the societal preference for women to conceive male children over female. In fact, 400 million unborn children have been killed in abortion since the one-child policy took effect 34 years ago.

In 2013, Adam Minter, a writer for Bloomberg View, said that the Chinese government reported that 117.6 boys were born for every 100 girls. The normal ratio is 103 to 106 boys per 100 girls. Minter also mentioned that men who live in the country are more inclined to take “foreign-born brides” since many young women move to the city.

Minter explained, “In China, daughters are expected to marry up — and in a country where men far outnumber women, the opportunities to do so are excellent, especially in the cities to which so many of China’s rural women move. The result is that bride prices — essentially dowries paid to the families of daughters — are rising, especially in the countryside. One 2011 study on bride prices found that they’d increased 70-fold between the 1960s and 1990s in just one representative, rural hamlet.”

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China also accounts for 60% of the world’s sex trafficking. Statistics show that in Asian American populations, if a family’s first child is a girl, the gender imbalance ratio is the same for the second child as it is for the first child in China. In the end, the only reason baby girls are not allowed to be born are because they are girls; and many Chinese women live in fear because men put pressure on women to abort their girls for boys.

Unfortunately, in 2014, the U.S. government upped China from a Tier three status to a Tier two watch list on its Trafficking In Persons (TIP) report because they supposedly tweaked their One Child Policy to allow families to have two children instead of one. However, experts believe that the Obama administration inflated China’s ratings for political reasons. In fact, researchers found that the government office was repeatedly overruled by senior American diplomats and pressured into giving better ratings for over a dozen important countries in this year’s report.

Reuters explained, “Analysts in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons – or J/TIP, as it’s known within the U.S. government — disagreed with U.S. diplomatic bureaus on ratings for 17 countries.”

Congressman Chris Smith, the author of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), criticized President Obama for ignoring the serious human rights abuses in China; Rep. Smith commented on the 2015 report in a press release.

He said, “This report, the 15th annual report since I first wrote our nation’s anti-trafficking law, is not only six weeks late but it has careened off into a new direction where the facts regarding each government’s actions in the fight against human trafficking are given almost no weight when put up against the President’s political agenda.”