20 Mar '17, 9am

[Mothership] A “father” to more than 20 kids. A Chinese monk’s unconventional way of reducing abortions. https://t.co/YmkYB9lQ5W

[Mothership] A “father” to more than 20 kids. A Chinese monk’s unconventional way of reducing abortions. https://t.co/YmkYB9lQ5W

He was a successful local businessman in Nantong city in Jiangsu, China. After he was ordained as a monk, he lived in a local Buddhist temple. 5 years ago, he converted his villa in his hometown that he had wanted to leave for his daughter, into a living space for unwed mothers. The space — “Saving Lives Home” (护生小居) has since helped more than 130 pregnant mothers who wanted to abort their babies, and also helped to raise some of them. This is the story of Reverend Chang Deng (常灯法师) of Wanshan Temple, as told in a video uploaded on micro-blogging platform Weibo . Chang is now taking care of more than 20 kids. Some of them are being fostered by volunteers, while others live in the temple. About six to seven kids have his name listed as their “father”. The unconventional way social intervention came about as Chang could not bear to see these unwed mothers going through abort...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/03/a-father-to-more-than-20-kid...

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