She Considered Abortion But New Mom Says Her Baby is “The Greatest Gift of All”

International   |   All Girls Allowed   |   Jan 3, 2014   |   12:26PM   |   Beijing, China

For Yao, a 26-year-old mother of two, this year’s Christmas was unlike any other. She is one of the first mothers who came under the assistance of our Baby Shower Gift Program. When Yao first discovered that she was pregnant with a girl, she considered having an abortion. Yet today, she describes her three-month-old daughter as “the greatest gift of all.” Why such a dramatic change? Sister Xuan, one of our field workers, was there when Yao recounted the moving story of her transformation:
Testimony from Yao, Baby Shower Program Mother
“When I fell unexpectedly pregnant after marriage, I struggled to decide whether I should keep the child. Abortion became an option, but its surgical complications could prevent me from ever having a child again—an outcome that would make me regret forever. So I gave birth to my baby, who, luckily, was a boy.

“My second unplanned pregnancy took place when my son was two years old. This time, however, it was even harder for me to accept the reality and to know what to do. On the one hand, my grandmother, who is a doctor, constantly reminded me of the dangers of an abortion. Yet, on the other hand, I simply could not afford to raise a second child. I was torn apart by this dilemma. After ruminating for more than ten days, I finally resorted to abort the child.

“And that was when Sister Xuan stepped in. She showed me a video clip of how a human fetus develops in a mother’s womb. As I was watching, I suddenly realized that even an unborn baby has real flesh and blood. Later, Sister Xuan showed me another video clip of what an abortionprocedure looks like. It was so disturbing that I had to call for a stop halfway through. Tears trickled down my cheeks. How could I possibly kill my own daughter? I asked myself. I gave up the thought of having an abortion. Although there were times when I became less determined, Sister Xuan was always the one from whom I could draw strength. She not only gave me monthly stipends to support my baby, but also explained how dearly God loves me and how he cherishes the preciousness of life.

“My adorable daughter is now three months old. I have to thank the Baby Shower Program for all the assistance and care it has provided, and for guiding me to make the right decision: choosing life over death.”

Praise the Lord! Choosing life over death is precisely the motive behind all our work in China. May the Lord continue to watch over Yao as she comes to understand the value of human life. Above all, we pray that God would eradicate China’s longstanding cultural preference for males, so that every girl that is born or unborn can be welcomed and loved in Jesus’ name.

If you would like to support our work in China, please give to our Baby Shower Gift Program, so that more mothers and daughters can join in the celebration as we approach this joyous time of the year!

LifeNews Note:  All Girls Allowed is a human rights group.