2012 Letter to Friends of All Girls Allowed

From Chai Ling, Founder of All Girls Allowed.

 

Dear Friends of All Girls Allowed,

 

This year saw the abundant fruit of your support and your prayers. Thank you for helping us spread the word about gendercide and the One-Child Policy!

 

Your efforts have strengthened this movement in its second year, and I now have more hope than ever that the One-Child Policy will soon be little more than an ugly piece of history. This hope is rooted in the power of our mighty God, who promises that justice will reign:

 

O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted;

you will strengthen their heart;

you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,

so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.

—Psalm 10:17-18 ESV

 

I yearn for the day that women and girls in China are freed from the injustice of the One-Child Policy. The stories of injustice in the following pages will show you why it is urgently necessary for the policy to end. They are stories of unspeakable grief and loss. Each one is also a story of courage: every woman who shares her story with the world risks severe consequences for exposing abuses inflicted by the Chinese government. As an exiled leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Student Movement, I know the severity of this risk firsthand. But Zhang Wenfang put it best when sharing about her forced abortion: “I would like to ensure that no more families ever have to go through what I have been through.”

 

The bravery of these women and the volunteers who help them will ensure the story is different for future mothers in China. In fact, things are already changing! The stories of rescue and redemption in this report will help you see why I believe the One-Child Policy can end very soon.

 

In China, our network is expanding as courageous men and women rescue and restore lives. These brother and sisters are fueled by a desire to share the love of Jesus. Their compassion for girls and women springs directly from the sacrificial, unconditional, boundless love of our Savior—the same love that motivated our mission statement’s new pledge: “In Jesus Name, Simply Love Her.” They inspire me.

 

Meanwhile, people just like you are joining the movement every day—supporting baby girls, exposing the horrors of gendercide, and calling for change through every means possible. One woman penned twenty letters to representatives in Congress after Cao Ruyi was detained for a forced abortion. Another called the hospital where she was held and pled for her release. These supporters inspire me, too.

 

Thank you for standing up for women and girls in China. Please join me in both celebrating what God has done and praying for further miracles. He will do more than we can ask or imagine!

 

In the name of Jesus,

 

Chai Ling (柴玲)

Founder of All Girls Allowed




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