August 23, 2007

China Gender Gap and Abortion

August 23, 2007

It has been pretty well known that China has been suffering from serious social problems since Mao Zedong instituted the one-child policy back in 1949. It was heavily enforced for awhile, but in recent times the policy has relaxed for certain cases.
Apparently the number of males out-number females by 18 million. Experts are now saying that the gender gap will continue to get worse and by 2020 possibly reach 30 million.

China Daily stated that this gap has been blamed for problems such as a “rising crime rate, growing demand for pornography and illegal marriages.”

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One of the saddest results of this is the amount of abortion taking place in the country. In some provinces it is between 30 and 50 percent of pregnancies. In Shanghai 71% of pregnancies are aborted.

In a situation like this it is not surprising that we find much sickness similar to what is found in America.

In Psalm 127:3 it is written that an unborn child is considered “fruit” and a “reward”. And in Jeremiah 29:5-7 we read that being “fruitful” and “multiplying” is to seek the welfare of the city.

Read about the Bible and Unborn life here >>