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Lou Xiaoying: A Chinese pro-life hero

Posted by Paul Smeaton on 8 August 2012

In the midst of the extraordinary evil of the Chinese one-child policy - where forced abortion and sterilisation of women is the government's response to a perceived demographic crisis - Lou Xiaoying (pictured), has emerged as a genuine pro-life hero.

Last week the Daily Mail reported that "Lou Xiaoying, now 88 and suffering from kidney failure, found and raised more than 30 abandoned Chinese babies from the streets of Jinhua, in the eastern Zhejiang province where she managed to make a living by recycling rubbish."

When discussing her finding Zhang Qilin, her youngest son who she found when she was 82 years old, Lou's heart-warming, human response provides an inspiring example of the love which is necessary to effectively combat the culture of death. Lou says:

"Even though I was already getting old I could not simply ignore the baby and leave him to die in the trash. He looked so sweet and so needy. I had to take him home with me."

Advocates of the one-child policy would claim that it is a necessary, practical measure being undertaken for the common good of society and of the environment. Leaving aside the fact that this ignores the likely economic problems caused by preventing the births of an estimated 400 million people (i.e. nationwide labor shortages, slower growth, and an ageing population), Lou Xiaying's heroic compassion for deserted Chinese babies holds to ridicule the notion that we can sacrifice basic morality, in exchange for hoped-for economic attainment. She says:

"I realised if we had strength enough to collect garbage, how could we not recycle something as important as human lives?"

Read the whole article about this inspiring woman.

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