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, August 6, 2015
BEIJING, China: Baby Girl Flushed Down Toilet, Rescued
BEIJING, Aug. 6, 2015 /Christian Newswire/
-- A newborn baby girl was discovered flushed down a public toilet in
Beijing, according to CNN and the Beijing Times. Beijing police rescued
the tiny girl, wedged face down in the toilet pipe, when residents
reported the sound of an infant crying.
"Her head was upside
down and her body was falling into the drain. We could only vaguely see
her feet from the side," Qian Feng, the local police chief, told the
Beijing Times. At first the police wanted to dismantle the toilet, but
then worried there would not be enough time. "She just kept crying. I
looked again, and thought we should try to pull her out even if the
possibility [of her survival] might be slim."
The baby is reportedly
in stable condition, and police are trying to find her mother. A young
woman was seen walking away from the public toilets just before the
infant was heard crying. No one recognized the woman or knows where to
President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, stated: "It breaks my
heart that this precious little girl was stuffed down a dirty, public
toilet, and I'm grateful that she has been rescued. Who knows what
unique contribution she will make with her days upon this earth? When
girls are selectively aborted or abandoned, this conveys the message
that females do not deserve to live. Gendercide is the most violent form
of discrimination against women and girls."
"Meanwhile, this incident powerfully demonstrates that gendercide still
exists in China, despite the so-called 'relaxation' of the One Child
Policy. Even under the newest exception to the Policy (which allows a
second child to couples with one parent who is an only child), it is
still illegal for an unmarried woman to have a baby. If they won't
agree to an elective abortion, these women may be forcibly aborted.
Perhaps the woman who abandoned her daughter was unmarried and fell into
desperation, thinking she had no alternative. Unfortunately, we may