330 Million Children

"Chinese doctors have performed more than 330m abortions since the government implemented a controversial family planning policy 40 years ago, according to official data from the health ministry."

Read the article for yourself: click here.  Keep in mind, these are official figures and don't include unreported abortions and sterilizations, forced and otherwise.  As a point reference, the population in the U.S. as of July 2012 was 313m.

Reading this article hurts deeply.  Made worse is that it's reported in the Financial Times as an economics issue.  I realize this is a hot button issue, particularly in the U.S.  But I don't care to engage in an intellectual debate about choice, life, or otherwise.  I don't care to understand the why's.  All of the arguments have been made so that this is not an intellectual matter.  Where each person stands on this matter depends on the source of their ethos.  "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."  (Joshua 24:15, NIV)

Tonight, my children will wonder why I'm especially affectionate.  I won't tell them why.  It's too painful to voice.

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