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  • How come there are no girls? Pregnant women in India want to know. ("Feticide")

    09/15/2015 5:36:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Public Radio International ^ | 09/14/2015 | Rhitu Chatterjee
    The issue of sex-selective abortion is a huge and complex problem in parts of India. Its led to gender imbalances in some Indian states that have reached emergency proportions, --snip-- Under Indian law, its strictly illegal for a doctor to reveal the sex of a fetus by any words, by any sign, by any way, by any means by emailing or anything, says Varsha Deshpande, a lawyer and activist whos spent more than 20 years fighting against sex selection in her home state, Maharashtra. We see it as genocide. What angers her most is lax enforcement of the countrys...
  • Feminist Aborts Son because he was a Boy; I Couldnt Bring Another Monster into the World

    02/07/2015 11:34:57 AM PST · by rightistight · 82 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/15 | Aurelius
    In a stunningly evil and disgusting article, a feminist only willing to identify herself as Lana has described her decision to abort her child, based solely on the fact that he was a boy. Lana begins her article by explaining that the patriarchy has been well entrenched since the dawn of time, and continues by writing about an argument she had with a man on an airplane, while she was pregnant, to summarize what she deemed extreme patriarchy. The description of the argument is straight forward: Lana was flying to San Francisco to participate in an Occupy Wall Street rally....
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Attention to gender imbalance : Terracotta female artists (Bilingual ) (Title translated)

    09/17/2014 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    SINA.COM ^ | 中国日报网 China News Network
    ORIGINAL TITLE IN CHINESE: 关注性别失衡:艺术家创作女兵马俑(双语) When Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, anticipated his death more than 2,000 years ago, he wanted an army of warriors to guard his mausoleum forever and protect him in the afterlife。   So he ordered the creation of some 8,000 terra-cotta soldiers, along with hundreds of terra-cotta horses and chariots, to be buried with him in his tomb. Historians speculate the soldiers were modeled after eight individuals. When the statues were discovered by workers digging a well in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, in 1974, the world was stunned by the spectacular funerary art...
  • San Francisco Feminism: Go Ahead, Abort Girls

    09/14/2014 6:39:39 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies ^ | September 14, 2014 | Debra Saunders
    Supervisor David Chiu wants San Francisco to become the first American city to oppose any ban on sex-selective abortions. It apparently has not occurred to him why no other city has chosen to do so. Journalist Mara Hvistendahl, author of "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men," estimates that sex-selective abortions have "claimed over 160 million potential women and girls -- in Asia alone." Thus, it is rather disturbing to watch one of the most liberal politicians in liberal San Francisco grandstand in defense of a practice that devalues -- destroys, actually...
  • San Francisco May Oppose Sex-Selection Abortion Ban, Calling It Racist

    09/10/2014 8:59:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    San Francisco, California is closer to becoming the most pro-abortion city in the nation. That’s because the city is about to go on record opposing a ban on sex-selection abortions. Why would banning abortions done simply because the unborn baby is a girl be a problem? City officials opposing the ban make the claim that somehow it is racist.From the San Francisco Examiner story: San Francisco would become the first jurisdiction in the country to go on record opposing sex-selective abortion bans if a resolution stating they perpetuate racial stereotypes, being introduced by Supervisor David Chiu today, is adopted by...
  • California Democrats Defeat Sex-Selection Abortion Ban on Party-Line Vote

    05/14/2014 10:14:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies ^ | 5/13/14 | Lori Arnold
    Sex-selection abortion in Californiawhich has evolved into a cottage tourism industry for women wishing to hand-pick their babys genderwill remain a protected practice after the Assembly Health Committee snubbed a proposal on May 6 to end the barbaric trend. As expected, the committee voted along party lines, 13-6, squelching Assembly Bill (AB) 2336 (Grove R-Bakersfield). In introducing her Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act at the hearing, Assemblywoman Shannon Grove offered statistics showing that entire population segments are shifting toward male majorities as experts estimate that 160 million girls have been killed either from through sex-selection abortion or infanticide at birth by parents...
  • [UK] On sex-selective abortion, feminism proves to be the Goddess that Failed

    10/14/2013 5:08:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10/14/2013 | FRANCIS PHILLIPS
    The Moral Maze on Radio 4 on Saturday night was unsatisfactory as always. This is because morality is treated as merely subjective, without regard to objective laws, and listeners who have not already sorted out what they believe, are left in the same maze as before. On the regular panel Claire Fox is generally bleakly pragmatic and Melanie Phillips generally angry and hectoring. It is a very British programme: serious moral concerns are aired, more or less politely, and then left when they began up in the air.This weeks subject was on the rights and wrongs of gender-specific abortions...
  • Why women have a right to sex-selective abortion

    09/19/2013 10:46:50 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/19/2013 | Sarah Ditum
    When you talk about being pro-choice, sex selective abortion is often slung at you as the triumphant gotcha. "You love women so much you want them to be in charge of what grows inside their bodies, but what about the women who are aborted, have a go at answering that? ZING!" The answer is actually remarkably simple, and it's this: it doesn't matter whether what's growing inside you is liable to end up as a man or a woman. What matters is whether the person it's growing inside the person who is going to have to deliver the resulting...
  • The female holocaust

    09/12/2013 8:45:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies
    World ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 | Daniel James Devine
    Indian parents killed an estimated 6 million girls in the last decade, but U.S. lawmakers cant agree on what to do about it Preema, a young woman from a rural village in southern India, is the 12th daughter born to her parents. Yet, she has no older sisters. Each time Preemas mother became pregnant and gave birth to a girl, she and her husband killed the newborndisappointed it hadnt been a boy. After 12 births, Preema (not her real name), was the only girl they allowed to live. The young womans story was part of testimony offered Tuesday afternoon by...
  • Who Are The Seven RINOs That Voted Against Banning Sex-Selective Abortions?

    06/01/2012 12:02:30 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 103 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 06/01/2012 | America's Conservative News
    ACN Staff) The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would ban sex selective abortions on Thursday. Although a majority voted in favor of the bill (246-168), the measure reqired a two-thirds majority vote to pass. Many may be under the impression that the final vote tally was along party lines; however 20 Democrats actually voted in favor of the ban and shockingly, seven Republicans votes against banning sex selective abortions. Those Republicans were...
  • House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions (Ron Paul Sides With Dems)

    06/01/2012 11:22:13 AM PDT · by mnehring · 20 replies
    The House on Thursday rejected a Republican bill that would impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions for the sole purpose of controlling the gender of the child, a practice known as sex-selective abortion. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), H.R. 3541, was defeated in a 246-168 vote. While that's a clear majority of the House, Republicans called up the bill under a suspension of House rules, which limits debate and requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass. In this case, it would have required more support from Democrats. Twenty Democrats voted for the bill, while seven Republicans...
  • WH: Aborting a Baby Because It's a Girl Part of 'A Very Personal and Private Decision'

    05/31/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies ^ | 5/31/12 | Fred Lucas
    ( The White House is opposed to a bill that was proposed in the House that would ban sex-selection abortions. In defending President Obama's opposition to the bill, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said it would force abortionists into the position of trying to determine the "motivations" behind a "very personal" decision. During the White House press briefing Wednesday, Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked, since the president has been outspoken about being against gender-based discrimination, how can you allow gender-based abortion? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded that President Obama is against discrimination in all forms,...
  • Abortion and Sex Selection

    05/31/2012 5:04:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you been following this sex-selection abortion business? My sense here is that this is off people's radar a bit. Now, I could be wrong. I utilize empathy, it's a primary characteristic of a successful media figure, empathy with the audience. What I mean by that is, in real terms, the host knows when the audience has their finger poised to change the channel in the car and does something to make sure it don't happen. That's empathy. I know you never change stations here. Once you start here, you're hooked here. This abortion story, it's a...
  • Sex-selection abortion ban wins strong House majority, but fails to clear 2/3 hurdle

    05/31/2012 2:50:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 31, 2012 | The Editors
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 ( - A bill to outlaw abortions based on a child’s gender received a strong majority of votes in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday but failed to gain the two-thirds margin of support needed for passage. The House voted 246-168 in favor of H.R. 3541, known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA). 226 Republicans and 20 Democrats (Altmire, Barrow, Boren, Cooper, Costello, Critz, Cuellar, Donnelly, Garamendi, Holden, Kissell, Lipinksi, Lynch, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson, Rahall, Reyes, Ross of AR, and Shuler) voted yea; while 161 Democrats and seven Republicans (Amash, Bass of NH, Bono Mack, Dold,...
  • President Obama Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions

    05/31/2012 8:22:36 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | 31 May 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama appears to oppose the ban on sex-selection abortions that the House of Representatives debated yesterday and will be voting on today. ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a new report indicating President Obama opposes the bill to prohibit performing or coercing abortions to eliminate unborn babies of an undesired sex. Tapper raised the question at Wednesdays White House press briefing, but did not receive a respond to his question about Obamas position. I will have to take that as well. Been focused on other things, but I will get back to you, Jay Carney said...
  • The Future Civil Rights of Baby Girls

    05/31/2012 7:36:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 31, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    As I type, the House of Representatives is debating the future of civil rights: a girl's right to life itself. Is it OK to choose to destroy a healthy unborn child simply because you or your husband prefer a boy? Should it be legal in this country? The Constitution gives to Congress the power to enforce the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection by appropriate legislation. And this week, in a historic vote, the House is going to consider using that power to ban abortions based on gender. The bill is called the "Prenatal Anti-Discrimination Act," or PRENDA, because it...
  • Congress to vote on federal sex-selection ban TOMORROW; make calls TODAY (or tomorrow, May 31)

    05/30/2012 2:16:54 PM PDT · by Sun · 22 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    In a surprise move, House Republicans announced this past Friday they would call for a vote on a federal ban against sex-selective abortion, aka the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, H.R. 3541*, tomorrow, May 30. PRENDA will be considered under suspension of the rules, meaning no amendments can be added. The bill must be voted on as is, straight up or down, and a two-thirds majority will be needed to pass it.
  • Planned Parenthood: We Wont Deny Women Sex-Selection Abortions

    05/29/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/29/2012 | life news
    Planned Parenthood officials have responded to todays expose video showing how a staffer at an Austin, Texas planned Parenthood clinic encouraged a woman inquiring about an abortion to determine the gender of her unborn child to have one. Planned Parenthood officials responded to the video in a statement to the liberal Huffington Post and admitted they will not deny women abortions for any reason, including sex-selection abortions. As the Post reports: This spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Federation of America also told The Huffington Post that the organization condemns seeking abortions on the basis of gender, but its policy is to...
  • Chinas War on Baby Girls (Forced abortions for mothers with illegal pregnancies)

    05/02/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2012 | Jing Zhang
    The blind Chinese human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest on April 22 and may be under the protection of the U.S. Embassy, was initially detained for exposing the massive abuse of Chinese women under Chinas one-child policy. His documentation of forced sterilizations and abortions landed him in jail for four years, followed by a year and a half of house arrest. His daring escape has now triggered renewed attacks on organizations engaged in helping Chinese women keep and feed their infants. Since April 28, the Family Planning Commission of Susong County in Chinas Anhui province has been...
  • In The Third World, Unwanted Baby Girls 'Disappear. Its Called Gendercide. And Its Happening...

    02/25/2012 5:41:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 24, 2012 | Allison Pearson
    In The Third World, Unwanted Baby Girls 'Disappear. Its Called Gendercide. And Its Happening In This Country, Too Those who abort unwanted babies because of gender should feel the full force of the law. Prabha Sivaraman, who works for Pall Mall Medical in Manchester, filmed during a consultation with a pregnant woman By Allison Pearson 24 Feb 2012 In a childrens playground in Manhattans Central Park on a glorious, quickening spring Saturday, much like today, I was with my daughter by the climbing frame when a massed battalion of buggies came through the gates. The parents unleashed their precious cargo...
  • Sex-Selection and Race-Based Abortions Targeted by House Bill

    12/01/2011 3:30:04 AM PST · by scottfactor · 1 replies ^ | 12/01/2011 | gina miller
    We have heard of the horrors imposed on the people of Chinawomen who have been forced to have abortions due to Chinas demented and barbaric one-child policy. Due to that sick mandate, enacted in the late 1970s, a disproportionately large male population has resulted, because Chinese parents have selectively aborted baby girls in the hopes of having a son instead. Back in 2004, China banned sex-selection abortions, and according to current legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, China is enforcing the ban. India and the United Kingdom have also banned sex and race-based abortions, and the United Nations...
  • If You Really, Really Wanted a Girl ... (Dehumanizing the Unborn Even Further?!)

    08/21/2011 11:42:57 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 23 replies
    New York Times Sunday Review ^ | August 20, 2011 | PAM BELLUCK
    THIS month brought news that could alter the landscape of American pregnancy. Tests using DNA to determine a fetuss sex were shown to be remarkably accurate, able to tell with 95 percent certainty as early as seven weeks into pregnancy, if a woman is carrying a boy or girl. The tests, which detect the fetuss DNA in a mothers blood or urine, are available in drugstores and online, and reports about their accuracy are likely to increase their popularity. But the tests also raise ethical questions: whether couples will abort fetuses of an unwanted sex as has happened in...
  • New Poll: More Americans Prefer Baby Boys to Baby Girls

    06/24/2011 7:18:02 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 38 replies
    Reason ^ | June 24, 2011 | Ronald Bailey
    LiveScience is reporting a new Gallup Poll which finds: If they were only allowed to have one child, more Americans would prefer it be a boy rather than a girl, a new survey finds. Despite the intervening woman's movement, the results are very similar to those found when the same question was asked of Americans in 1941. The Gallup polling agency asked a random sample of 1,020 American adults whether they'd prefer to have a girl or a boy if they could only chose one. Forty percent said they'd pick a boy, 28 percent said they would want a girl,...
  • Twin Boys Butchered for Not Being Girls

    01/16/2011 6:17:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | January 13, 2011 | Van Helsing
    "Safe, legal, and rare," the moonbats bleat, reading off their bumper stickers. Yet this is where abortion leads: This couple are so desperate for a baby girl that they terminated twin boys and are fighting to choose the sex of their next child. The couple, who have three sons and still grieve for a daughter they lost soon after birth, are going to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to win the right to select sex by IVF [in vitro fertilization] treatment. … So determined are the couple to have a girl that they recently terminated twin boys conceived through...
  • Couple Aborts Twin Boys Because They Want a Girl Using IVF

    01/13/2011 10:23:00 AM PST · by Coleus · 26 replies
    politics daily ^ | 01.09.11 | David Gibson
    The story of an Australian couple who aborted twin boys because they want to use IVF to ensure they have a daughter is attracting a lot of attention, especially among pro-lifers, and understandably so since the case seems to foreshadow an ethics-free future of eugenics. But the couple, who want a girl to replace the infant daughter they recently lost, is so far still barred by Australian law from pursuing their quest for a female baby. The state of Victoria, where the unnamed couple lives, does not allow sex selection using IVF unless it is done to avoid the risk...
  • Boy or girl? Push for parents to choose

    03/12/2010 7:06:55 PM PST · by myknowledge · 15 replies · 457+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | March 13, 2010 | Lindy Kerin
    Couples in Australia having fertility treatment could soon be able to choose their babies' sex. Sex selection is only allowed in Australia when there is a risk that parents will pass on genetic diseases. The five-year moratorium on the practice expires this year and the National Health and Medical Research Council is reviewing whether to continue the general ban. But the Government is yet to be convinced it is the right move. Dr Sandra Hacker, chair of the council's Australian Health Ethics Committee, says the review will consider all sides of the controversial and emotive issue. She says previous consultations...
  • Parents push for unnatural selection

    03/12/2010 5:53:30 AM PST · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 218+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 13, 2010 | Grant McArthur and Elissa Doherty
    AUSTRALIAN couples may soon be able to choose the gender of their children for purely cultural reasons or just to balance their family. Australia's health watchdog is about to begin reviewing its ban on gender selection technology, with many fertility doctors lobbying for the controversial practice to become widely available. Professor Gab Kovacs - an IVF pioneer - is leading the charge, arguing that, at a cost of between $10,000 and $15,000, only the extremely determined would go for gender selection. "If I am prepared to pay for it out of my own pocket I can't understand why that should...
  • The worldwide war on baby girls

    03/05/2010 8:09:21 PM PST · by traumer · 24 replies · 1,117+ views
    XINRAN XUE, a Chinese writer, describes visiting a peasant family in the Yimeng area of Shandong province. The wife was giving birth. We had scarcely sat down in the kitchen, she writes (see article), when we heard a moan of pain from the bedroom next doorThe cries from the inner room grew louderand abruptly stopped. There was a low sob, and then a mans gruff voice said accusingly: Useless thing! Suddenly, I thought I heard a slight movement in the slops pail behind me, Miss Xinran remembers. To my absolute horror, I saw a tiny foot poking out of the...
  • Chinese gender imbalance will leave millions of men without wives

    01/11/2010 3:39:47 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,117+ views ^ | Jan. 11, 2010
    More than 24 million Chinese men of marrying age could find themselves without spouses in 2020, with sex-specific abortions a major factor. A study by the government-backed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences named the gender imbalance among newborns as the most serious demographic problem for the country's population of 1.3 billion. "Sex-specific abortions remained extremely commonplace, especially in rural areas," where the cultural preference for boys over girls is strongest, the study said, noting the reasons for the gender imbalance were "complex". A researcher, Wang Guangzhou, said the skewed birth ratio could lead to difficulties for men with lower incomes...
  • China Admits Massive Gender Imbalance from One Child Policy

    01/11/2010 3:44:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 1,024+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/10 | Hilary White
    January 11, 2010 ( The Chinese state media has admitted that the countrys One Child policy has resulted in a potentially disastrous demographic crisis. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences reports that the policy that mandates abortion for many pregnancies, combined with sex-selection and a cultural preference for boys, has created a gender imbalance that will result in 24 million men who cannot find wives by 2020. The Academy study said that for every 100 girls born in China, 119 boys are born. In some areas, the split is 100 to 130. Gender selective abortions have become "extremely...
  • Indian Abortion Proponents "Stumped" By Growing Dearth of Girls Due to Sex-Selection

    09/14/2009 4:55:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 1,790+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/14/09 | Patrick B. Craine
    September 14, 2009 ( - India's feminists and population control-pushing government are "stumped" by the dramatic drop of female births among the wealthier classes due to sex-selective abortions,reports the Globe and Mail's Indian correspondent Stephanie Nolen.Due to a 'son preference' in Indian culture, the use of new technologies to detect and abort baby girls has become widespread. Technically it has been illegal in India to tell couples the sex of their unborn child or to abort based on sex since 1994. This law, however, is rarely enforced. Consequently, sex-selective abortion practices are rampant and the ratio of girls to...
  • China Reports 13 Million Abortions a Year

    07/31/2009 3:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 517+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 7/31/2009 | Ethan Cole
    Chinese health officials reported Thursday that compared to 20 million births, more than 13 million abortions are performed each year in China. The number of abortions given does not include unreported procedures and medication-induced abortions, reported the state-run newspaper China Daily. According to Wu Shangchun, a research official with the National Population and Family Planning Commission, about 10 million abortion-inducing pills are sold in China each year. In terms of the rate of abortions, 13 million translates to about 24 abortions for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. By comparison, the abortion rate in the United...
  • U.S. Births Hint at Bias for Boys Among Some Asians

    06/14/2009 6:47:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 964+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2009 | Sam Roberts
    The trend is buried deep in United States census data: seemingly minute deviations in the proportion of boys and girls born to Americans of Chinese, Indian and Korean descent. In those families, if the first child was a girl, it was more likely that a second child would be a boy, according to recent studies of census data. If the first two children were girls, it was even more likely that a third child would be male. Demographers say the statistical deviation among Asian-American families is significant, and they believe it reflects not only a preference for male children, but...
  • Sweden rules 'gender-based' abortion legal

    05/12/2009 7:53:37 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 9 replies · 825+ views
    The Local - Swedish News In English ^ | 12 May 2009 | TT/The Local ( 656 6518
    Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender-based abortion is not illegal according to current law and can not therefore be stopped, according to a report by Sveriges Television. Swedish surgeon forgets swabs in sewn up mum (10 May 09) Swedish gays made to wait for church wedding (3 May 09) May Day nuptials for same-sex couples (2 May 09) The Local reported in February that a woman from Eskilstuna in southern Sweden had twice had abortions after finding out the gender of the child. The woman, who already had two daughters, requested an amniocentesis in order to allay concerns about...
  • Sex-Selective Abortions in China Have Produced 32 Million Extra Boys

    04/24/2009 2:49:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies · 933+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 4/13/2009 | Eliza Strickland
    The preference for sons in traditional Chinese families has led to a vast gender disparity in China: A study has found that there are currently 32 million more boys than girls under the age of 20. While Chinese officials have acknowledged that the countrys one-child policy has led to a gender imbalance, the new study offers the first hard data on the extent of the disparity. The study included nearly five million people under the age of 20 and covered every county in China. It found that overall ratios of boys were high everywhere, but were most striking among...
  • FRANKS: A 21st-century civil-rights battle

    04/20/2009 3:12:25 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 410+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2009 | Trent Franks
    The most recent U.S. census reveals that abortion clinics are engaged in an insidious form of racial and sex-based discrimination. In a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Columbia University economic researchers Douglas Almond and Lena Edlund said they found a significant gender imbalance between males and females within immigrant populations in the United States, which they think provides "evidence of sex-selection, most likely at the prenatal stage." The data revealed unnatural sex-ratio imbalances within segments of certain immigrant populations, including those originating from India, Vietnam, Thailand, Armenia and especially China, where government-enforced "one child"...
  • Abortions Leave China With 32M Extra Boys (Population Control Disaster)

    04/10/2009 1:45:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies · 1,704+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11 Apr 2009
    Selective abortion in favour of males has left China with 32 million more boys than girls, creating an imbalance that will endure for decades, an investigation released on Friday warned. The probe provides ammunition for those experts who predict Chinas obsession with a male heir will sow a bitter fruit as men facing a life of bachelorhood fight for a bride. Although some imaginative and extreme solutions have been suggested, nothing can be done now to prevent this imminent generation of excess men, says the paper, published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). In most countries, males slightly outnumber...
  • Abortion based on race, gender labeled 'barbaric'

    04/03/2009 5:38:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies · 841+ views ^ | 4-3-09 | Charlie Butts
    Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona has introduced the "Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act." If passed, the bill would ban race- or gender-selection abortions. Attorney Steven Aden of the Alliance Defense Fund tells OneNewsNow his organization helped write the bill that is being referred to as "PreNDA." "Sex-selection and racially-motivated abortion is an immense problem in America and internationally," the attorney explains, "and Congressman Franks' bill would prohibit the performance of such abortions, the funding of them, or promoting them." One of the reasons for an increase in such abortions in America is related to immigration, says Aden. "The problem of sex-selection abortion...
  • Pro-Life Group: Where Are Feminists on Sex-Selection Abortion Problem?

    07/24/2008 3:58:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 153+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/24/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A leading pro-life group that monitors international issues says the problem of sex-selection abortions could be lessened if pro-abortion activists got involved. But the Population Research Institute says the blather of protecting women and their health appears to stop at the border's edge.In a new YouTube video the group has released, PRI president Steven Mosher decries the practice, common in East and South Asian countries, of sex-selective abortion."In China, India, and other Asian countries, there is a strong preference for boys," Mosher told "This combination of a preference for boys and modern technology--the ultrasound...
  • Selective abortion causes severe imbalance of sexes in Indian regions

    06/25/2008 9:10:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 84+ views
    cna ^ | 06.23.08
    A new report by the British charity ActionAid indicates that unborn baby girls are being disproportionately aborted in some areas of India, while significant numbers who live until birth are being deliberately neglected and left to die. In one area in the state of Punjab, there are only 300 girls for every 1,000 boys among high cast families, the report claims. ActionAid joined Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC) to produce the Disappearing Daughters report, the BBC says. After interviewing more than 6,000 households in sites across five states in northwestern India, researchers found that the proportion of girls to...
  • 'Disappearing Daughters': The Killing of Indian Girls

    06/25/2008 5:50:36 PM PDT · by tcg · 26 replies · 157+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/26/08 | Nirmala Carvalho
    In India baby girls are being disproportionately aborted or neglected and left to die. In one area in the state of Punjab, there are only 300 girls for every 1,000 boys among high cast families, the report claims. The vice president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) reacts to the situation by discussing about what the Church is doing and about his hopes for the future Findings from areas across five states in north and north-west India reveal that the asymmetrical sex ratio between girls and boys has not only worsened but is accelerating compared to the last...
  • Selecting child's gender opens door to tyranny

    06/14/2008 9:11:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 81+ views
    morning call ^ | 06.08.08 | Fr. Thomas F. Dailey
    Last week, a Morning Call article reported on the practice of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) as a high-tech means of family planning. This laboratory technique, when used as a means of gender selection, allows parents-to-be to stack the chromosomal deck of their offspring in their favor. Though still too complex and costly for widespread use, this procedure nevertheless has a tantalizing appeal. Now, family balance can be planned and executed with greater scientific certainty. Dr. Bruce Rose, the endocrinologist who directs Infertility Solutions in Salisbury Township, put the promise of this procedure into words that lay bare the popular perspective:...
  • Rise in India's female feticide may spark crisis

    09/01/2007 7:03:49 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 14 replies · 479+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-31-07 | By Nita Bhalla
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Increasing female feticide in India could spark a demographic crisis where fewer women in society will result in a rise in sexual violence and child abuse as well as wife-sharing, the United Nations warned. Despite laws banning tests to determine the sex of an unborn child, the killing of female fetuses is common in some regions of India where a preference for sons runs deep. As a result, the United Nations says an estimated 2,000 unborn girls are illegally aborted every day in India. This has led to skewed sex ratios in regions like Punjab, Haryana,...
  • China: Projected Number of Men without Wives Massively Increased

    08/27/2007 7:02:40 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 61 replies · 1,316+ views ^ | August 27, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    China: Projected Number of Men without Wives Massively Increased By 2020, 37 million Chinese men would be unable to find wives if trends continue By Elizabeth O'Brien BEIJING, China, August 27, 2007 ( - Recent demographic reports are showing that the ratio of males to females in China is spiraling out of control. If the increasing imbalance, caused primarily by sex-selected abortions and infanticide, is not remedied, it will lead to increased crimes against women and the threat of an aggressively militant state. In January Chinese media reports said that by 2020, 30 million Chinese men would be unable to...
  • Hundreds of Women March to Protest Illegal Female Abortion in India

    08/04/2007 8:28:29 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 3 replies · 231+ views ^ | August 3, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Hundreds of Women March to Protest Illegal Female Abortion in India By Elizabeth O'BrienBHUBANESWAR, India, August 3, 2007 ( - Hundreds of women marched through the Eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar on Wednesday during a massive rally to protest abortion and infanticide of females based on sex-selection, Reuters reports. The streets were thronged with protestors carrying signs, saying, "hang the murderers" and "spare the girls." Earlier in the day, young activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student political group, collected hundreds of signatures as part of a protest campaign against the sex-based murder of baby girls, Salem...
  • Ultrasounds Used for Sex-Selected Abortion in Ethnic Canadian Communities

    08/04/2007 8:21:39 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 276+ views ^ | August 3, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Ultrasounds Used for Sex-Selected Abortion in Ethnic Canadian Communities By Elizabeth O'BrienSURREY, BC, August 3, 2007 ( - Evidence suggests that ultrasound ads may be targeting Indo-Canadian groups to determine the sex of their unborn babies, which in turn may lead to abortions based on sex-selection, as is happening in numerous countries throughout the world. Two Punjabi-language newspapers, the Mississauga-based Ajit Weekly and the Hamdard Weekly, published in Toronto, New York, Vancouver, California and India, have published adds for ultrasound clinics, the CBC reports. These papers, which are distributed throughout Canada, encouraged couples to discover the sex of their unborn...
  • India Sees Hundreds of Women March Against Sex-Selection Abortions, Infanticides

    08/01/2007 6:13:19 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 192+ views ^ | August 1, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    New Delhi, India ( -- Hundreds of women in India took to the streets on Wednesday to march in protest against sex-selection abortions and female infanticides that are ravaging the population of girls there. Despite both governmental and private efforts, the deaths of girl babies is causing a problematic gender imbalance. The women marched through the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar to protest the growing number of cases of abortions and infanticides there. The carried banners reading "hang the murderers" and "spare the girls" and called on the government to do more to crack down on illegal clinics that do...
  • Millionaires wife forced to abort baby girls

    07/28/2007 12:34:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 2,057+ views
    London Time ^ | 7/28/07 | Jeremy Page
    The wife of a millionaire industrialist has shocked Indian high society by accusing her husband of forcing her to abort two baby girls after taking illegal tests to determine their gender. Pooja Salotia even accused her husband, Chirag, of trying to force her to have sex with his two brothers to conceive a male heir for the family machinery business in the state of Gujarat. Police arrested her husband, his two brothers and seven other relatives after Mrs Salotia, 32, filed an official complaint in the city of Ahmedabad on Saturday. Her allegations against 18 people have sent shockwaves across...
  • Indian "Genocide" of Girls by Abortion Exposed in New Book "Disappearing Daughters"

    07/25/2007 3:52:55 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 9 replies · 513+ views ^ | July 23, 2007 | Hilary White
    BANGALORE, July 23, 2007 ( - Unwanted girl babies in India are killed after birth by a variety of methods including being smothered with a pillow or cloth, drowned in milk, fed poisoned seeds or burned alive in sealed mud pots; but according to a recently published book, the most popular form of femicide is now abortion, with the assistance of ultrasound to determine the child's sex. "Disappearing Daughters", a new book by an Indian woman journalist, Gita Aravamudhan, published by Penguin Books, calls "female foeticide" "an organized crime." "The ultrasound machine has mutated into an instrument of murder," she...