I just recently wrote an article outlining human rights violations by China and how the US continues to do business with China inspite of these gross violations.  While writing that post, my attention was drawn to the plight of little girls in China. 

As a result of the one child law in China, there are millions (yes, millions) of unwanted little girls in Chinese orphanges.   The following paragraph explains in better terms than I could how these little girls end up in below par orphanges and even mental institutions.

There are over 15 million orphans in China. Most are healthy young girls, abandoned due to China’s one child per family law. Although there are some missionary ran orphanages in China which are very good, most orphans end up in an institution with the mentally insane or in a state ran orphanage. Evidence shows that doctors systematically mis-diagnose mental illness in order to move children into mental institutions where they are literally neglected to death.  (taken from here)

The conditions in many Chinese orphanges is deplorable.  Baby girls, especially are at risk for neglect and even death.  Read the following article to get a graphic idea of what precious little chinese girls are being subjected to.

…However, medical records and testimony obtained by Human Rights Watch/Asia show that deaths at the Shanghai orphanage were in many cases deliberate and cruel. Child-care workers reportedly selected unwanted infants and children for death by intentional deprivation of food and water a process known among the workers as the “summary resolution” of childrens’ alleged medical problems. When an orphan chosen in this manner was visibly on the point of death from starvation or medical neglect, orphanage doctors were then asked to perform medical “consultations” which served as a ritual marking the child for subsequent termination of care, nutrition, and other life-saving intervention. Deaths from acute malnutrition were then, in many cases, falsely recorded as having resulted from other causes, often entirely spurious or irrelevant conditions such as “mental deficiency” and “cleft palate.”  (taken from here)

It is obvious that China needs to implement some serious new laws and interventions for their millions of abondoned little girls.  I  am personally appalled that the United States government is not up in arms over this clear violation of human rights in China.  Yet, our government continues to give China special treatment (most-favored nation status).  Further, the world community rewards them by allowing them to host the 2008 Olympics. 

As Christians, we possess responsibilty to be the hands of Jesus and bring justice to the world in any way that we can.  It seems like an overwhelming task, but I believe that we can make a difference.  Awareness is the first step, which is why I am writing this post.  Caring for orphans is clearly mandated in scripture.  So, what can I do, you ask?  Well, that is between you and the Lord!  Ask him to direct your heart and mind and will.  He will be faithful to show you what he would have to do for the precious little girls of China!  Thanks for reading!

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