True Xiong, 46, demanded she undergo the procedure when she learned she was pregnant with his child in July, according to the complaint filed Monday in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
She refused, and Xiong continued with his threats to kill her and the child, sometimes calling her two or three times a day. Xiong said he
tampered with her car and rotated her bed, an action in Hmong culture meant to bring bad luck to the woman and her child, according to the complaint.
Xiong, who is married, threatened the woman in person when he could no longer reach her by phone.
The woman told police she grew more concerned for her safety as her due date approached, the complaint states. Her teenage children reported seeing Xiong in the parking lot watching for their mother.
Xiong admitted to requesting an abortion, but he denied threatening to kill her or the baby.
He is charged with stalking and threatening to injure or accuse of a crime, both as domestic-abuse offenses. Xiong is jailed on a $5,000 cash bond and returns to court Monday for a preliminary hearing.
If Xiong posts bond, he is prohibited from contacting the woman, her child or the hospital where she plans to deliver.