By Sarah Terzo
According to a story in the Vancouver Sun, a Chinese woman underwent a forced abortion where the baby was born alive. Seeking asylum in Canada, she told her story to the board determining whether she would be allowed to stay. According to the Vancouver Sun:
“She told the board she underwent a forced abortion 13 years ago, when she was seven months pregnant with her third child. After the abortion, she told the board, she had another child in hiding. When authorities discovered she was pregnant with a fourth child, she was dragged to the hospital for another abortion, which included the fetus being injected with a poison in front of her. Later, she was forcibly sterilized.”
The woman says that after the second abortion:
“I thought she [the baby] was alive. After it was aborted [the nurse] threw it in the corner on the floor. … I told them: `It is alive baby, let me have it, raise it.’
They said: `No, because of the injection it’s going to die soon.’ … I saw her die and it was very painful. My heart got broken then.”
Chad Skelton, “Woman gets refugee status despite no fear of persecution.” The Vancouver Sun, June 2, 2000.