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When Having A Baby Is a Crime

Narrowminded Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 4:01 PM
Children also belong in marriage. If you don't want more babies, then don't engage in the act which conceives them. Also look at the word pro-life. For life. Contraceptives prevent life. Self-explanatory.

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...