Ken Connor

They say what goes around comes around, or to paraphrase the Good Book, you reap what you sow. Nowhere is this more in evidence than in recent global data on abortion. For years, feminists have maintained that women will not be truly free or equal unless they are free to abort their unborn children. They have sought to elevate abortion to sacramental status. It has been the defining issue of the feminist movement for decades.

Ironically, this ideology of "liberation" and the reckless disregard for innocent life that it engenders hurts females more than any other group. Turns out that in many corners of the world, women face a much more fundamental form of discrimination than anything imagined by their western counterparts. We're all familiar with the horrors of honor killings, acid attacks, and genital mutilation that occur with appalling regularity in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. What's less well-known is that some of these same cultures are taking advantage of technological advances like gender-determination ultrasound in order to engage in aggressive search and destroy missions against unborn females.

So prevalent is this trend that the delicate balance required to maintain healthy populations is becoming badly skewed. According to an article in The New Atlantis:

"The practice has become so ruthlessly routine in many contemporary societies that it has impacted their very population structures, warping the balance between male and female births and consequently skewing the sex ratios for the rising generation toward a biologically unnatural excess of males. This still-growing international predilection for sex-selective abortion is by now evident in the demographic contours of dozens of countries around the globe – and it is sufficiently severe that it has come to alter the overall sex ratio at birth of the entire planet, resulting in millions upon millions of new 'missing baby girls' each year. In terms of its sheer toll in human numbers, sex-selective abortion has assumed a scale tantamount to a global war against baby girls."


Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.
 


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