Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Embryonic ProLife Movement in China

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The Economist:
Working from his home with a few volunteers, Mr Wang (a pseudonym) publishes brochures and a website that includes graphic images, arguing that life begins at conception and that all killing is wrong.

He is not entirely alone. Another group of activists bases its anti-abortion stance on Buddhist teachings. Some Christian groups run similar campaigns. In June police reportedly roughed up and briefly detained members of the Autumn Rain church in Chengdu, who were distributing anti-abortion pamphlets on the street.


Mr Wang, who is a vegan, says he is “spiritual” but not religious. He knows his battle is a tough one, but that does not make him any less determined.

Proving once again that belief in fetal rights is not solely a religious stance.

It is a philosophical one, one that people of all backgrounds can adopt.