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When Having A Baby Is a Crime

Jack2894 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 4:17 PM
No, it is absolutism to insist that only your formulation of the situation is legitimate. One of the key dynamics is that when you refuse to admit your opponents have a legitimate point of view, they are empowered to argue that you are the one without a legitimate point of view.

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...