Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
We Saved a Girl Whose Grandmother Tried to Force her Mother to Abort her.
Li Meng, rescued from abortion and abandonment by our "Save a Girl" Campaign.
This August 2nd, China celebrates the Qixi Festival, China’s
Valentine’s Day – an important day for young Chinese girls. Will you
“Save a Girl” – a girl like Li Ming -- for China’s Valentine’s Day?
Look at beautiful baby Li Ming! (Her name has been changed to protect her identity.) Isn’t she as cute as a button?
Her grandmother doesn’t think so, and she did everything she could
to force her mother to abort her. But Li Ming’s mother cried out for
help and was amazed to find it -- not from her own family, but from
people like you.
When Li Ming’s mother met her father, they wanted to marry. But
his mother did not approve of the match. Why? Because Li Ming’s mother
appeared “too thin and unhealthy.” According to Chinese superstition,
only a robust woman can give birth to a boy. When Li Ming’s mother did
conceive and the child was found to be a girl, Li Ming’s grandmother
tried to force her mother to abort her. Li Ming’s grandmother cast blame
on her poor mother, saying it was her “fault” that the baby would be a
girl. Traditionally, raising a girl in China is a sign of shame for a
family, for one day she will grow up, marry a husband, and become joined
to his family. Girls are seen as a waste of time and money, only
something to be acquired later on in life.
Once Li Ming was born, her grandmother tried to force Li Ming’s
mother to abandon her. Li Ming’s mother began to cry out in anguish and
did not know where to turn or what to do. Thankfully, one of Women’s
Rights Without Frontiers’ (WRWF) undercover fieldworkers found Li Ming’s
mother before it was too late. The fieldworker told this mother about
our “Save a Girl” program. Our fieldworker told her that we are helping
families keep their girls because we believe that girls matter just as
much as boys. Through the aid of one year of WRWF monthly stipends, Li
Ming’s’s mother is defying the criticisms and pressures from her
mother-in-law. She proudly gave birth and is raising her little girl!
Our “Save a Girl” program saved Li Ming’s life. Her mother was
surprised to get help from us. She said that even though Li Ming’s own
grandmother did not like her, “strangers are loving my daughter
unconditionally.” Strangers, like you, are saving baby girls and
changing the culture, one family at a time.
This Chinese Valentine’s Day, will you show love for a girl child and become a GirlSaver?
Any donation is welcome, including a one-time donation. But would you
consider becoming a monthly donor, a “GirlSaver?” For only $25 per month
or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped WRWF save at-risk babies
in China, babies like Li Ming, who might not be alive if one of our
undercover fieldworkers had not met her mother and assured her that
little girls are just as special as boys. Because of your generosity, we
can continue to save girls in China.
YES, I WANT TO HELP END GENDERCIDE AND FORCED ABORTION IN CHINA!
donation enables Women’s Rights Without Frontiers to continue to be a
voice for the voiceless women and children of China. This huge effort
comes at a cost. We need your support. Please give as generously as you
can. Every donation makes a difference! Thank you for your generosity!