A Chinese woman who endured three coerced abortions at the hands of “family planning” officials has spoken of her guilt and sorrow following the deaths of her three unborn children, and the suffering all Chinese women face as a result of the communist government”s draconian one child policy. In an article for the China Aid website, Jinghong Cai, now a Ph.D. student in the USA, shared her personal story of grief and redemption, and shed light on the pressure women undergo when it comes to pregnancy in the communist nation.
“The first time I was forced to have an abortion because I did not apply for the government’s permit to get pregnant,” Jinghong wrote. Jinghong later went through official channels and received permission to become pregnant. She gave birth to a baby boy. But soon, she found herself again at the mercy of the family planning police zealously guarding China’s one child policy. “After my son was born, I got pregnant again, and for the same reason I had a second abortion,” recounted Jinghong. She then became pregnant for a fourth time and was once again forced into an abortion.
Jinghong says “For years, I carried with me the pain, shame and guilt of having snuffed out three precious lives.” But God intervened in her life – she was saved and baptised in 2012. Jinghong says, “I confessed my sin of abortion to God [and] had a blissful dream – three young children giggling joyfully, playing hide and seek, running around a smiling man in a long, white robe. I knew I was forgiven.”
Source: LifeSite News
BIBLE STUDY: Micah 7:18-19
PRAISE: God Jinghong knows He has forgiven her in Jesus. Pray for women struggling with guilt that they may know Christ’s forgiveness and life change.