We are not just talking about underdeveloped or emerging nations, although China and India do account for a significant majority of the “missing baby girls.” The female feticide phenomenon has reached Europe and the United States.
“Sex-selective abortion is by now so widespread and so frequent that it has come to distort the population composition of the entire human species: this new and medicalized war against baby girls is indeed truly global in scale and scope,” concluded Eberstadt.
The lives of millions of prospective women have been snuffed out simply because their fetuses were identified as female. They never had a chance to live. This is the real war on women, and it is occurring today in the United States as well as in many other countries around the world. But left-wing feminists are AWOL in fighting this campaign of decimation of the female population. Instead, they are spending their time trying to convince American voters that people of faith are anti-women because they do not want to be forced to violate their own religious beliefs by having to fund contraception, sterilization and abortifacients such as “morning-after” pills.
Worse yet, pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and the American Civil Liberties Union are actually fighting legislative efforts in the U.S. Congress to ban intentional female feticides in the United States! They banded together with other pro-abortion groups to oppose a bill known as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act. This measure would prohibit knowingly performing or financing sex-selection or race-based abortions. The woman seeking an abortion is exempted from prosecution or civil action, while abortion providers are held to account, according to the bill’s chief sponsor, Republican Arizona Congressman Trent Franks.
Every industrial nation has restricted abortion based on sex-selection, except for the United States at the federal level. Congressman Frank’s bill is premised on the finding that “sex-selection abortion is barbaric, and described by scholars and civil rights advocates as an act of sex-based or gender-based violence, predicated on sex discrimination.” The bill cites a report by two Columbia University economists published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which examined the sex ratio of United States-born children and found “evidence of sex selection, most likely at the prenatal stage.”
Instead of working constructively to address the real war on females – the systematic elimination of unborn children of the undesired female gender – the pro-abortion crowd dismisses the importance of the issue in the United States and turns a blind eye to the innocent victims of female feticide both in this country and all over the world.
The shadow Democratic Party organization and Obama administration alter ego, the Center For American Progress, claimed in its ThinkProgress blog that Congressman Frank’s bill was an example of Republicans addressing “nonexistent problems” with “outlandish answers.” It labeled a conscientious effort to deal with documented cases of sex selection abortions as “the magnum opus of their 2011 campaign against a woman’s right to choose.”
As reflected in NARAL’s written testimony on the bill, the pro-abortionists are more concerned with accelerating “the advancement of reproductive rights” than they are about dealing with abusive abortions resulting in the most egregious form of sex discrimination. While paying lip service to condemning “gender bias that contributes to pressures to have a child of a particular sex,” they close their eyes to the use of abortion to commit gendercide. Instead, they think that integrating “public education with preventative-health programs” and “promoting fair pay and anti-discrimination policies in employment” are the answer.
Nancy Northup, president of Center for Reproductive Rights, called the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act an “anti-choice” measure that she ignorantly claimed was a “trumped up bill for a trumped up problem.” She went on to falsely characterize the bill as “a cynical and offensive attempt to evoke race and sex discrimination when actually it’s about taking women’s rights away.”
A writer on the Ms. Magazine blog used Orwellian logic to label a measure meant to prevent the deliberate decimation of future generations of women as “anti-woman legislation” because she thinks it interferes with ” bodily autonomy.”
Such left-wing ideologues will not even entertain an honest dialogue on the subject. Instead, they resort to their usual name-calling and intimidation tactics to shut down debate, while diverting public attention to manufactured controversies over access to contraception.
The Left’s hypocrisy regarding the war on women is exposed for all with their eyes open to see. The sad documented reality is that some pregnant women are coerced into submitting to sex selection abortions against their will because of pressure from their family members and their local community leaders who favor the birth of boys over girls. It is occurring right here in the United States of America. The self-proclaimed fighters against gender discrimination are little more than extremist pro-abortion advocates, who are willing to countenance the deliberate destruction of future generations of women to preserve the purity of their dogma of unrestricted abortion on demand for women today.
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