Chaque être, même les plus petits ont le droit à la vie
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us
Notre Dame de Guadalupe, priez pour nous, Vierge toujours sainte et immaculée A picture is worth a thousand words
A picture is worth a thousand words
Photos de bébés avortés Une seule image vaut mieux que 1.000 mots
Une seule image vaut mieux que 1.000 mots
Mother Teresa on Abortion
"I believe the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of an innocent child, and murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us so the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts. By abortion the mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."
I am stepping on some toes here and maybe even meddling. The following thought comes to mind here after looking at the above picture. "If anyone can look at the picture above and say an unborn baby is not a real person I truly feel sorry for you" Mick Lindley April, 2000
What to Do with the Child
"Please don't kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted, and to give that child to a married couple who would love the child, and be loved by the child. From our children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortions. These children have brought such joy and love to their adoptive parents, and have grown up so full of love and joy."
Texte de Mère Teresa sur l'avortement
" Le plus grand destructeur de la paix aujourd'hui est le crime commis contre l'innocent enfant à naître.
Si une mère peut tuer son enfant, dans son propre sein, qu'est-ce qui nous empêche, à vous et à moi, de nous entre-tuer les uns les autres ? "
Lors de la réception de son prix Nobel, à Oslo, le 10 décembre 1979 :
" Je vous invite à prendre ici cette forte résolution : nous allons sauver tous les petits enfants, tous les enfants à naître, nous allons leur donner une chance de naître. Et que ferons-nous pour cela ? Nous lutterons contre l'avortement par l'adoption. Le Bon Dieu a déjà si merveilleusement béni le travail que nous avons pu sauver des milliers d'enfants. Et des milliers d'enfants ont trouvé un foyer où ils sont aimés. Nous avons apporté tant de joie dans les maisons où il n'y avait pas d'enfants !
Même si une mère pouvait oublier...
Mais aujourd'hui, on tue des milliers d'enfants à naître. Et nous ne disons rien. On lit dans les journaux le nombre de ceux-ci ou de ceux-là qui sont tués, de tout ce qui est détruit, mais personne ne parle des millions de petits êtres qui ont été conçus avec la même vie que vous et moi, avec la vie de Dieu. Et nous ne disons rien. Nous l'admettons pour nous conformer aux vues des pays qui ont légalisé l'avortement.
Ces nations sont les plus pauvres. Elles ont peur des petits, elles ont peur de l'enfant à naître et cet enfant doit mourir ; parce qu'elles ne veulent pas nourrir un enfant de plus, élever un enfant de plus, l'enfant doit mourir. "
CHINESE MASSIVE ABORTION POLICY
NAÎTRE FEMME À LA CHINE
China Uses Abortion as Female Genocide
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001
LONDON - Shocking pictures of an apparent victim of China's "one-child policy" - a newborn baby girl lying dead in a gutter, ignored by passers-by - have prompted shock and revulsion.
The pictures, published in a British newspaper Wednesday, come at a time British government officials are holding talks in China over human rights issues.
The U.S. administration is also this week expected to decide on whether to support an annual U.N. resolution condemning China's human rights record. Members of the Senate Tuesday introduced a resolution urging President Bush to "take the lead" in an international censure of Beijing.
The photographs were taken by a horrified visitor and smuggled out of China after police questioned her for photographing the dead child, and confiscated films.
The woman said the baby's naked body, spotted lying alongside a road in a small town in Hunan province, was still warm - she had clearly been dumped and had just died.
Many passers-by on their way to work ignored the child, the Mirror quoted her as saying, while some stopped to look, then walked on. Pictures showed life going on as normal, until an elderly man eventually put the tiny body into a box and carried it away.
The woman said she called the police, who took more than three hours to arrive. When they did, they questioned her for an hour, checked her identification papers, and took all her film, except for one she managed to hide.
China's population is expected to increase from 1.26 billion at the end of 1999 to 1.6 billion in 2050.
Abortion Used Against Women
Under a "one-child policy," introduced in 1979 to help slow down the galloping population growth rate, parents are routinely sterilized and face large fines if they have more than one child.
The government claims it has successfully prevented 250 million births since it was introduced.
But it has also been estimated that the policy has resulted in there being 60 million more males in China than females. Many parents, aware they will only have one child to look after them in their old age, want that child to be a son, say human rights campaigners.
As a result, parents who can afford it have their child screened in the womb, then abort girls. Those who give birth to girls may abandon them or leave them to die.
Determination of gender during ultrasound scans has been officially banned for years, but the practice continues. One 1999 report on the International Planned Parenthood Federation Web site says that between 500,000 and 750,000 unborn Chinese girls are aborted every year after sex screening.
Last August, Western newspapers reported a case in which "family planning" officials had killed an unauthorized baby in front of its parents.
The Huang family already had three children when the mother fell pregnant again, according to the reports. Having botched an attempt to induce an abortion, "family planning" officials then ordered the father to kill the newborn baby, whom he instead tried to hide. Eventually they found the baby boy and drowned him in a rice paddy, in front of the parents.
"China's population-control policies allow petty bureaucrats across the country a free hand to ruin people's lives as they extort bribes and gifts and dispense life-or-death decisions," one London newspaper reported at the time.
After a public outcry, authorities reportedly arrested three "family planning" officials.
According to information provided by the Chinese Embassy in Britain, the government views the policy as benefiting the whole of society. It claims that "forced abortion and sterilization are strictly prohibited by the Chinese laws and offenders will be punished according to law."
A Taiwan newspaper in December quoted the director of China's state "family planning" commission as admitting that the policy has led to forced abortions, sex-selective abortions, as well as infanticide and the abandonment of newborn girls.
But China would go on implementing the policy, he said, while continuing to oppose "coercion" and "induced abortion."
The policy has been relaxed in some areas, and some parents are allowed to have a second child, in return for paying a fee, often more than a year's wages.
Britain's largest pro-life organization, Life, said that while the pictures were deeply upsetting, it was grateful to the photographer for getting out images depicting so vividly "the depths that China's so-called family-planning policy has sunk to."
Life spokesperson Nuala Scarisbrick commented on the obvious indifference of passers-by to the abandoned baby.
"Evidently in China they have become as desensitized to the horror of culling newborn children as we in the Western world have become to destroying preborn children."
Scarisbrick berated the British government for funding international "family planning" agencies that promote abortion. She called on the government to follow President Bush's example and stop using taxpayers' money to support these agencies.
Gary Streeter, international development spokesman for the opposition Conservative Party, said Wednesday it was essential that Britain contributed in no way to "this appalling practice" and lobbied Beijing to ensure that it ends.
In a letter to International Development Secretary Clare Short, Streeter called for an extensive review of all British-funded Chinese government and nongovernmental bodies "to ensure that no British taxpayers' money is directly or indirectly supporting the one-child policy."
A spokesman for Short said in response to queries that the department "does not fund population control in China or anywhere else."
Source: CNSNews.com, 15 February 2001STOP THE MASSACRE.
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