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When Having A Baby Is a Crime

ggblue Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:29 AM
You're absolutely right! I have a friend who homeschools her 9 children. Her husband works and they do not receive welfare. Yet OLDER WOMEN walk up to her in the grocery store and other places to express their disapproval of her large family. Others have accused her of crippling her kids socially, because they don't go to public schools. Also, when my coworker's wife was expecting their 3rd child, he got criticized for acting "irresponsibly."

Over the years, many people have asked me to pray for them concerning a myriad of problems and difficulties, but a request for prayer from a Christian living in mainland China was a first for me: His wife was pregnant with their second child, and with his country’s draconian one-child policy, having a second child would mean severe fines and penalties for many years to come. Would I please pray for him and for his wife?

While the situation in China is extreme, it is part of a much larger, global picture which includes: children viewed as a burden more than...