Give This Woman A Medal.

Seriously.

Lou Xiaoying, an 88-year-old Chinese woman is credited with saving the lives of 30children she found in dumpsters over the past forty years. Her work as a rubbish collector put her in the right place at the right time. Her generosity should inspire us all.

But this story should also be used to highlight the atrocity of forced abortion in China, a story that seems to be gaining traction these days. I, for one, never thought I’d see a headline like “Forced abortions, broken hearts” in any major US newspaper, much less above the fold on the front page. I’m guessing USA Today surprised a lot of us, regardless of which side of the abortion debate we happen to hold. In the past, these all too true stories have been told only by pro-life publications.

So, here’s a thought. Why not honor Lou Xiaoying for her heroic life given in service to those considered nothing more than garbage? It would be a great way to highlight the abuses perpetuated by UNFPA in its support of China’s policy of forced abortion and forced sterilization. And it’s a powerful reminder of the lives directly impacted by such measures.

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4 thoughts on “Give This Woman A Medal.

  1. Just Me says:

    Where’s the site to donate??

  2. Carrie says:

    No offense, but can we just take a moment to just be in awe of the beauty of this woman and her selfless acts…:) Namaste, Carrie

  3. elcertel says:

    Some people who support contraception and abortion think that overpopulation is a huge world problem for many reasons but particularly for the environment. There is even some talk about allowing post-birth abortion. These deadly practices are seen as a solution. This type of thinking could morph into forced abortions in the not too distant future here in the USA.

    1. Pia de Solenni says:

      Agreed. But I hope you had a chance to read the USA Today piece. Really interesting to see Chinese experts start to weigh in and say that overpopulation isn’t being helped by such policies.

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