Skip to comments.Chinese Authorities Shut Down Nursery Run by (Buddhist) Monk Who Saves Babies From Abortion
Posted on 08/18/2017 9:09:17 AM PDT by Morgana
The Chinese news outlet Global Times is reporting that a monk who saves babies from abortion and then brings them up has come into conflict with authorities.
Master Daolu, a former businessman turned monk, believes, like many Buddhists, that the baby has a soul fm conception, and that abortion is murder. However, he doesnt just persuade women not to have abortions he provides shelter and care for them and their babies. Lifelong care
According to an earlier Global Times article, when he began his ministry, Master Daolu converted his own villa in Nantong, in East Chinas Jiangsu Province into a foster home, hiring nannies and recruiting volunteers to care for abandoned babies. He offers women in crisis pregnancies most of them in their twenties and unmarried -money, shelter, healthcare and help to raise their children. He promises to take care of the children until adulthood, and, he explains, mothers chose me instead of a public foster home, as they could return to see their children or take away them at any time. Public foster homes only receive orphans and the mothers dont know of their babies whereabouts after they are adopted, he says. Shut down
This brave monk has already faced huge difficulties in obtaining hukou, or household registration, for the children, which is needed to access public education and healthcare. Now it is reported that the local government in Rugao, a county-level city under Nantongs jurisdiction, has shut down his foster home, and forced him to sign an agreement that all the women leave and take their children with them. He is also ordered to cease all further rescue work of women and children in Rugao.
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Daolu hasnt disbanded the women and children as he promised in the letter, instead arranging for them to live in apartments rented by himself, or the homes of lay Buddhists. He said that there are currently more than 20 women waiting to give birth and 23 children up to five years of age under his care. He has no plans to stop his rescue efforts, and has vowed to keep fighting to get legal recognition for the children. Incomprehensible number of lives lost
This is a somewhat surprising article to find in the Global Times, whose editorial stance is strongly pro-government. Even more surprisingly, it admits the enormous scale of abortion in China 23 million abortions a year, including 10 million that are performed in private clinics or via medication (which the Chinese government repeatedly ignored). However, it makes no mention that many are the direct result of Chinas coercive population control policy, and forced abortion is rife.
I say "blessed" because Christ says, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy" -- and -- "Whatsoever you do the least of My brethren, you do unto Me."
Christ identifies with the "least," the little ones.
This man's lifesaving work is "done unto Christ."
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