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German police earlier this year arrested a Bulgarian couple believed to trade in infants.
The 58 y.o. man and his 51 y.o. wife whose names were not disclosed are thought to belong to a criminal ring that engages in the sale of infants. At least eight women in an advanced stage of pregnancy but willing to hand over their newborns for cash were transported from Bulgaria to Greece for that purpose .
Human trafficking is an ugly business under any circumstances. When there are children involved, it takes on a whole new dimension. But infants would not be offered for sale, if there were not a market for them.
Many couples anxious for a child are willing to pursue adoption by any means, if they can secure an infant. Even more sinister are the countless pedophiles and pornographers salivating to get their hands on a child – no questions asked.
Meanwhile, thousands upon thousands of older children await legal adoption.
How much is a human life worth? Clearly, we have no concept, since we treat children like commodities in this consumer culture of ours. Can we quantify the value of a child? Evidently, older children have depreciated in value as compared with infants.
In God’s view, all children are priceless – even those being discarded and sold.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jer. 1: 5).
 CNN, “German police arrest couple suspected of trading newborn babies” by Claudia Otto and Stephanie Halasz, 5/3/21, https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/03/europe/germany-newborn-trading-arrests-intl-grm/index.html.
 We do not know the dire circumstances of these women, or the promises they may have been made that their children would be placed in good homes.
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