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.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Give Thanks by Saving a Girl in China
Give Thanks by Saving a Girl in China
Rights Without Frontiers wishes your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
As you gather with your family to give thanks, is there a woman or girl
in your life you’d like to thank – for just being her? If so, here is a
creative way to let her know you care!
For the month of November, you can help “Save a Girl” by “thanking a girl” – more info below!
Isn’t this baby girl just precious?
She has the face of a sleeping angel. A mother couldn’t
help but want to show off a beautiful daughter like this to her
neighborhood, let alone the whole world.
Unless the mother had to hide her, because her baby girl was “illegal.”
Meet Ai Mei. Loved as she is by her parents, she is despised by her government.
Why? Because her parents lacked the birth permit required
by Chinese law in order to conceive and give birth to a child. As a
result, Ai Mei is considered an “illegal baby” – her very existence
breaks the law! -- though born in China to Chinese parents. Had her
mother’s pregnancy been discovered prior to delivery, she would have
been subjected to a forced abortion unless she could pay the fine.
Hardly a “fine” by the American standards of a parking ticket, this
crushing bill can total up to ten times a person’s annual salary. Since
many families like Ai Mei’s are already poor, they cannot afford to pay
the hefty toll, so they pay a different one – a life of hiding in fear
of the Family Planning Police. Already, Ai Mei’s parents live in a house
that had been abandoned for more than eight years. It has no
electricity or gas. They keep the gate closed, so one knows that anyone
lives there. Often, this constant stress and financial strain can lead a
family to do the unthinkable – to give away or to abandon their baby
Thankfully, a trusted Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
fieldworker learned about the family’s plight and told them about our
“Save a Girl” program. She told them we provide a monthly stipend to
families to empower them to keep their girl. In the midst of their woe,
the parents were grateful to know that someone else valued their
daughter and the risks they were taking to raise her.
Don’t believe China’s lies; the new two-child policy is still coercive population control
Don’t think for a moment that China’s two-child policy
will change anything. If China was truly concerned about its demographic
situation, why have any birth limit? Coercive population control is
alive and strong as ever and birth permits are required just as they
were before. Sadly, there will be countless more families like Ai Mei’s
facing pressures to abort or to abandon – but there could be fewer if we
had your help.
This Thanksgiving, will you help “Save a Girl” by giving thanks for yours?
Maybe you can’t wrap your girl in a pink blanket anymore, but you can wrap her in words of gratitude!
Step 1: Donate $25 or more – the amount of money it takes to help support a girl saved in China for one month
Step 2: Indicate in the notes section of your donation
the woman or girl you wish to honor, and her email address. We will send
her a message to let her know you have given her a donation in her
honor to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
Will you help us save women and girls in China? Become a “GirlSaver!”
Won’t you help us save more girls like Ai Mei? So far, we
have saved 200 girls, and yet there are millions more who are being
aborted or abandoned just because they are girls. Each one of
these girls is infinitely precious. Please help us save them by donating
to our “Save a Girl” Campaign.
Learn more about how you can help to save girls here: http://womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/index.php?nav=give
For $25 per month, or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped
WRWF save at-risk babies in China, babies like Ai Mei, who may not be
alive if one of our undercover fieldworkers had not met her mother and
assured her that little girls are as special as boys. We put our money
where our mouth is, offering practical assistance to empower these
mothers to keep their daughters.
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!