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Heroic Chinese mother saved 30 children found dumped in the trash
LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/30/12 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 07/30/2012 4:14:51 PM PDT by wagglebee

JINHUA, ZHIEJIANG PROVINCE, China, July 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Although 88-year-old Lou Xiaoying may now be close to death, she will not soon be forgotten in her home city of Jinhua.

The Daily Mail on Monday recorded the astonishing story of the elderly woman, whose meager living recycling trash did not stop her from bringing home and caring for all the abandoned infants she came across - all 30 of them.


Lou cares for some of her many
children along with her husband Li Zin.

“I realised if we had strength enough to collect garbage, how could we not recycle something as important as human lives,” she said.

“These children need love and care. They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.”

Under China’s one-child policy parents must obtain a pregnancy permit or face severe penalties, and it is estimated that some 35,000 abortions are committed per day in the country - many of them forced. Investigations have revealed that human rights abuses under the policy are rampant, with family planning police often dealing with “illegal pregnancies” through forced abortions and infanticide.

The woman says her rescue effort began in 1972, when she found a little girl “lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned.”

Today, Lou suffers from kidney failure, and pictures show her on a hospital bed, where two smiling children interact with her.

Her youngest child, seven-year-old Zhang Qilin, was found in a dustbin as an infant when Lou was 82 years old.

“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,” she said.

Last week, outrage shook the Internet when it was revealed a premature baby girl in Anshan city, Liaoning province, had been thrown in the trash with umbilical cord still attached, in a plastic bag with her throat cut. Doctors said she would have died of suffocation within minutes, and had the cut been any deeper, it would certainly have taken the baby girl’s life.

One fan quoted by the Daily Mail said that Lou’s remarkable charity to unwanted infants has put China’s Communist Party to shame and made her a local hero.

“She is shaming to governments, schools and people who stand by and do nothing. She has no money or power but she saved children from death or worse,” said the fan.

Read the full story here.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: infanticide; moralabsolutes; prolife
“These children need love and care. They are all precious human lives. I do not understand how people can leave such a vulnerable baby on the streets.”

NOTHING is more important than life.

1 posted on 07/30/2012 4:14:59 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 07/30/2012 4:15:54 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 07/30/2012 4:17:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

She’s just one person, and she found 30 babies. Can you imagine how many more are never discovered?


4 posted on 07/30/2012 4:20:05 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: wagglebee
She has no money or power

Oh, I'll bet she's got some riches stored up in Heaven.

/johnny

5 posted on 07/30/2012 4:22:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: wagglebee; mickie
It's not just the infanticide part of abortion, but the debasing, ugly, criminal tentacles that spread out across society as fallout from the deadly act itself.

China is experiencing it now.

Leni

6 posted on 07/30/2012 4:22:56 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: wagglebee

This woman is extraordinary. God bless her.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 4:23:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wagglebee

Tell me God wasn’t clearing the way for this woman and her children. Those family planning block captains can be vicious. And yet with God’s help this woman saved the kids. What a great story.

My heart goes out to her.

“Well done my good and faithful servant.”


8 posted on 07/30/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: wagglebee

I am sure I read that William Wallace was thought to be dead and thrown on a trash heap.

An old woman came by and discovered he was alive and somehow, probably with help got him on a cart, took him home and nursed him back to health.


9 posted on 07/30/2012 4:36:02 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: wagglebee

God love her. Every time I am about ready to give up on humanity, I come across a story like this.

Good people are out there. They rarely get the press, but they are out there.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 4:44:14 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: wagglebee

Speechless, sorry.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 4:46:06 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: wagglebee

BTTT!


12 posted on 07/30/2012 5:02:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All

Not to mention the untold horrors that this good Woman experienced while digging through the trash, finding those whom she did not find in time, and those, could not be saved at all.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 5:13:52 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: wagglebee

This woman will be in heaven when she passes, for caring when no one else around her did.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 5:28:40 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: mass55th

and they give the nobel peace prize to obama. God bless this woman!


15 posted on 07/30/2012 5:52:34 PM PDT by annelizly
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To: wagglebee

Wow...just Wow!

I just thought of this song from childhood, “Jesus loves the little Children, all little children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in
his site, Jesus love the little children of the world.”

God will reward this women with the greatness of Heaven.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 6:05:38 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: wagglebee

Unstated in the article, and even more to the credit of Mrs. Lou, the baby boys she took in MUST have also suffered from birth defects.

NOBODY abandons healthy baby boys in China.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 6:16:54 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: wagglebee

Unstated in the article, and even more to the credit of Mrs. Lou, the baby boys she took in MUST have also suffered from birth defects.

NOBODY abandons healthy baby boys in China.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 6:17:14 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: JRandomFreeper

I bet you’re right.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 6:28:44 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mass55th
She’s just one person, and she found 30 babies. Can you imagine how many more are never discovered?

Exactly. Prayers for her.

20 posted on 07/30/2012 6:29:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: wagglebee

Take a good look at those pics. Pictures of a living saint. She saved 30 with no money by digging through the trash. Makes you wonder what we could do having infinitely more economic resources.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 6:30:48 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: mass55th
She’s just one person, and she found 30 babies. Can you imagine how many more are never discovered?

I will always give thanks for whoever delivered my daughter to the door of the orphanage when she was left.

To Americans, that's a movie cliche, but in China it's a more risky proposition. Abandoning a baby is punishable offense, and their orphanages are part of a larger "Social Welfare Institute" structured somewhat like a small college campus in our country.

In a country that fines like $1800.00 for littering, leaving a baby in a government facility like that has to take a yard of guts.

22 posted on 07/30/2012 6:51:53 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: RKBA Democrat
Makes you wonder what we could do having infinitely more economic resources.

You can be proud of the fact we're "doing it."

The wait for Chinese adoption is between six and ten years right now.

23 posted on 07/30/2012 6:57:49 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: yarddog

I vaguely remember a similar story about a historical character, but I seriously doubt it was Wallace.

That whole disemboweling and dismembering thing is something people seldom survive.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 7:03:03 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: wagglebee

Hey, Hollywood!

This is the kind of story you should be making movies about.

This is one story I would go pay good money to see. And, I only go to the movies about once every 5 years.

We need to let the world see what monsters there are in this world, especially in countries such as China; and we need to see how there are such good people in the world, such as that caring and elderly Chinese couple.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 7:10:25 PM PDT by adorno
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To: wagglebee

Everyone of us can save precious children by crying out to their mothers on their way into abortion clinics to murder them. This is what we can do today to save babies in our country. Not all will be saved, but think of the ones that are. There should be thousands outside of every so call abortion clinic everyday that they are open for business. It is truly to our discredit if we are not there as much as we possibly can be.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 10:05:10 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

Yup, I’ve been to some of them and sometimes I’m the only one and sometimes there’s a few people out there praying or sidewalk counseling.

In a country of 300 million people and over 1 million aborted each year that’s a joke. Don’t tell me America is a Christian country, I wish it were but it’s not, if it were those places would be surrounded by people every single day.


27 posted on 07/30/2012 10:12:48 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Sherman Logan

I think this happened fairly early in William Wallace’s career. He was 6”4” which is why I suggested she may have had help getting him onto her cart. Whether saving Babies or grown men kindness is what counts.

Either way she saved Scotland’s national hero from death before he had become that hero.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 10:56:52 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: wagglebee

A great woman! I’m sorry to hear that she is dying. If only she had the health to continue on. Others who know her, those children she saved who have grown up, have to take her place and save the babies rejected.

The sad thing is that there are a lot of American parents who would love to adopt these children. It’s a shame that it’s a difficult process.


29 posted on 07/31/2012 4:09:01 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: wagglebee
Thank you for posting this.

The rampant rate of female infanticide in China via abortion is a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences which should horrify liberals, but doesn't. Liberals outside China should also be horrified at the killing of the weak, infirm, and physically disabled, but it's quite possible that **WAS** an intended though secondary consequence of the Chinese one-child policy.

Perhaps the only good thing about the Chinese one-child policy is that, with time, the male-female gender disparity will produce severe social problems and lead to a population crash comparable to what is now facing Japan. If China were working on expanding its population as well as its economy, it would be a much more serious threat down the road to the Western world.

The sad thing is that China really **DID** have a major problem with feeding its own people. Too bad they didn't apply capitalist techniques to farming so they could feed an expanding population, rather than trying to forcibly control the population size by massive use of abortion.

30 posted on 08/01/2012 12:11:24 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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