Chinese officials close down Buddhist monk’s crisis-pregnancy center
August 18, 2017
Chinese officials have closed down a home run by a Buddhist monk to provide for abandoned babies and women in crisis pregnancies.
Master Daolu, a successful business executive who became a monk, had used his own home in Nantong as a refuge for pregnant women who cannot provide for their babies, as well as for abandoned children. He has offered to care for the children until they are adults, allowing their mothers to visit them frequently. His home became an alternative to government-run foster homes. More seriously, his efforts were seen as a challenge to the government’s strict family-planning policies.