by Reggie Littlejohn (Women's Rights Without Frontiers)


"Rescue those being led away to death;
Hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, 'But we knew nothing about this,'
Does not He who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not He who guards your life know it?
Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?"
(Proverbs 24:11-12, NIV)


What does it take to save a life? It takes saying, "Actually, I do know something about this after all" (vs. 12). It takes knowing, perceiving, and then doing. It takes believing in a God who sees, knows, grieves when His children do not take action, and rejoices over those who do.

I want to tell you a modern-day Good Samaritan story in China. A baby girl was born to poor farmers. Her father wanted a son and so, (knowing his country's One Child Policy), he pressured his wife to leave the baby girl out in the field to die. The mother did not want to abandon her daughter.  Thankfully, one day, someone learned about this poor mother and reached out to her.   She offered her a monthly stipend for a year, to help support her daughter.   Overjoyed, the mother was able to keep her baby. Today, that daughter is an adorable girl and is greatly loved by both of her parents.

Who will rise up for Me against evildoers?
Or who will stand up for Me against workers of Iniquity?
(Psalm 94:16, NIV)

The one who took compassion and stood up against the pressure to abandon this precious baby girl was a field worker for Women's Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF), an organization I began after having two miscarriages. Because of the loss of my own babies, it is impossible for me to ignore forced abortion and gendercide (the sex-selective abortion or abandonment of baby girls), which is often forced as well. My heart breaks for the women suffering so intensely under China's One Child Policy. But there is hope when the people of God are astonished to realize that our greatest resource is not simply money but a heart that is broken by injustice and a willingness to intercede and come to the rescue - to know something about the slaughter of infants taking place, both here and abroad, and to do something.

Prayer and action begin with knowing the Source of our comfort and compassion:

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

And who is in trouble, in need of comfort? Not only the prospective mothers and infants of our nation but of China and India, and unborn generations yet to come. The Chinese Communist Party boasts that it has prevented 400 million births through its One Child Policy.  This is greater than the entire population of the United States.  China has approximately 13 million abortions per year.  That is 35,616 abortions a day or 1,484 per hour.  Many of these are forced.  


Think of the farmer's wife who told the field worker, "You saved my daughter's life." Think of how God can stir our hearts with irresistible compassion. Think of how He can stir our hearts not only to know but to act. The field is ripe for harvest but the workers are few.



  • Pray for the women and babies of China, and for WRWF's work to rescue them from forced abortion and gendercide committed under a brutal, totalitarian regime.  Please also pray for their persecutors, that the Lord will change the hearts of the family-planning police and officials who are enforcing the One Child Policy through brutal coercion. Pray for U.S. leverage overseas.
  • Keep the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and specifically Judges Dwayne Benton, Bobby Shepherd and Lavinsky Smith in your prayers.  Pray also for the 5th Circuit panel of judges, Jennifer Elrod, Catherina Hayes, and Edward Prado who are writing opinions concerning the constitutionality of the Texas pro-life law, HB 2. Will you join us in praying every day until these decisions come forth in writing, which could be in two to six weeks or months? (Emphasis added to encourage prayer.)
  • We encourage and commend all intercessors and righteous activists for their faith, courage, and perseverance. Give thanks for Allan Parker and The Justice Foundation for their arduous and patient work in preparing the above cases. Pray that God will open doors for both 5th and 8th Circuit Court decisions to pave the way for a U.S. Supreme Court hearing this yearthat could speak into the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that led to abortion on demand in 1973.


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