A Chinese man is critically ill and “could die at any time” after trying to commit suicide upon hearing that his pregnant girlfriend wanted an abortion, mainland media reports. He had vowed to “die to be with the baby”, the local newspaper Qilu Evening News reported. Chinese woman attempts to commit suicide after being forced into arranged marriage for the sake of finding her brother a wife The man, aged “30 to 40”, swallowed the poison dichlorvos, widely used as an insecticide for controlling household pests, in the hallway of a hotel in Jinan, Shandong province, on Monday. He was now in a “critical”condition in intensive care and “could die at any time”, a doctor was quoted as saying in the report. Chinese workmates rescue colleague from suicide attempt in river ... then four die after she threw herself back into the water The man’s girlfriend, who has been waiting anxiously outside the intensive care room where he is being treated, said he had earlier sent her numerous messages pleading with her not to go ahead with the abortion. She said he had told her his life would have no meaning if the baby died. “He said he would die to be with the baby”, the girlfriend said. Chinese taxi drivers attempt mass suicide in Beijing during vehicle leasing protest The woman has not gone ahead with the abortion up to now. Having an abortion is legal in China, which has led to many abortion clinics emerging across the country. Chinese woman ordered to have abortion after moving province is allowed to keep child An increasing number of teenagers have received abortions, which has been partly blamed on a lack of adequate sex education in mainland schools.