Not only is the notion of abortion deplorable, but in countries around the world there are mass numbers of sex-selection abortions committed. This is when an unborn baby girls are specifically selected for abortion procedures.
“Cultural preferences for male children have led to unnatural male-to-female population ratios in India, China and other Asian countries,” writes Life News.
Even though they are illegal in India, the gender ratio is still off-balanced. According to a report from the Census of India, there were 1,000 boys for every 887 girls in 2014. The wealthiest states in India had the most disproportionate gender ratios.
“According to the report, one explanation could be that families with more money can afford ultrasounds and tests to determine whether the unborn baby is a boy or girl,” writes Life News.
This has become such an epidemic that doctors in India are now prohibited from informing parents of the sex of their unborn child.
But, India isn’t the only country experiencing this “infanticide” This is also occurring in Canada, Europe, and the U.S.
“I believe it is wrong to end a pregnancy based solely on the belief that a baby girl is worth less than a baby boy,” said Pierre Lemieux, candidate for prime minister in Canada, to the Canadian Free Press. “As a father of four daughters, this issue is particularly close to my heart and I stand with those Canadians who have serious concerns about gender-selective abortion…”
Abortion is completely legal in Canada and these procedures are even covered by taxpayer’s dollars.
“In Canada, 4,472 “missing girls” were reported in the past 20 years due to sex-selection abortions and infanticide; the practice is more prevalent in populations where the parents are foreign nationals from India, according to reports in BioEdge and the Canadian Medical Association Journal,” writes Life News.
So the less strict abortion laws are, the more occurrences of sex-selection abortions. Apparently, the root of the problem is legal abortion.
“It could be easily chronicled that women are not gaining respect and power by increasing their numbers, and yet this article seeks to show that neither is it an evil patriarchy that is inhibiting women from conception to birth. The culpability lies with biologically-adult women in a pop-culture that values abortion on demand for any reason, even if that reason be that an unborn woman is “unwanted,” according to the article Sex Selection Abortion and the Boomerang Effect of a Woman ‘s Right to Choose: A Paradox of the Skeptics.
So with all of this in mind, shouldn’t abortion be illegal? It looks like change is to come sooner than later.
Texas just passed legislation halting the handover of $3 million in federal funding to Planned Parenthood. And this looks like just the beginning.
“The Republican-controlled Congress is expected to seek halting federal funding of Planned Parenthood and a 20-week abortion ban. Trump has said he supports both measures, and also has promised to fill Supreme Court vacancies with justices who would consider overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a nationwide right to abortion,” writes the Star Tribune.
Editor’s note: The gender gap in China is about 25 million, and in India over 12 million. This disturbing imbalance will likely get worse before it gets better.