Here’s a story that might have passed you by in the last couple of weeks. I only noticed it through another blog. It hasn’t been on the BBC, nor has it made any of the front pages. Yet it is a story of human loss worse than the bubonic plague, WWI and II, and the holocaust all put together. It’s the story of China’s one child policy over the last four decades. Since 1971 China have conducted 196 million sterilisations and 336 million abortions, many forcibly. That’s about 1500 abortions per hour every hour for forty years. Almost as bad as the crime itself is the fact that nobody seems particularly outraged. Many reports simply observed the negative effects the policy has had on China’s economy. Perhaps we’ve become so conditioned to seeing foetus’s as somehow less than fully human that we’ve failed to see this for what it is. May God have mercy.