Friday, March 13, 2009

Aborting girl babies

Feminists are being hit with the Law of Unintended Consequences, as readily available abortions, the ability to determine the sex of the unborn child, and the tradition of preferring boy babies in third world countries provide a nexus that’s killing off females.

“China's gaping sex ratio at birth (is) among the highest in the world at 120 boys for every 100 girls,” says Science Magazine. “In 1980, China, concerned about a population explosion, adopted a one-child policy -- and enforced it through compulsory sterilizations and abortions. The policy clashed with the country's patrilineal tradition so much so that many families went to great lengths to ensure that their sole child was a boy. As a result, mortality rates among girls ages 1-4 spiked.” (Great Lengths being a polite term for infanticide.)

Meanwhile, CNN reports, “Researchers in India and Canada for the Lancet journal said prenatal selection and selective abortion was causing the loss of 500,000 girls a year.”

I wonder if partial birth abortion could be used in those countries, for pregnant women who can’t get an ultrasound? The baby comes out feet first. The doc takes a gander at the genital area, and if the baby has a flower instead of a stem, in goes the suction tube to slurp out the brain. The woman gets to go home either with a prized boy baby or a chance to try again.

I’m not aware of any studies in the US as to the gender of aborted babies. Such a study would be very politically-incorrect. But maybe the Obama administration, with its professed reverence for science, will support getting the data. Wanna bet?


  1. So sad, what has our world become....

  2. Couple the abortion stats with the rise in Gay/Lesbian Marriage and we may win this thing by "selective breeding". Only conservatives will be bearing and raising productive citizens. Liberal "families" will either abort their legacies or lack the proper plumbing combination to produce them.

    Semper Fidelis

  3. Abortion is a hot topic for me. I just can't understand how we could have come this far to have sunk this low. I found your blog via a forwarded email "I'm Tired" that was attributed to you. Such a great piece that echoes so many of my thoughts. I am praying that there will be enough outcry to what is happening that we can see a turn back. I am trying to be hopeful but not hoping in this administration.

  4. This is so sad. Abortion to remove an 'inconvenient' pregnancy is murder, plain and simple. Being female and an adoptee, I'm glad my birth mother didn't have me sucked down a sink but chose the wise decision of adoption. ♥ ∞

  5. Myself, I think all those who so strongly support the right to abortion should put there money where their mouth is and volunteer for it retroactively!

  6. My children are grown with children of their own now...God help my grandchildren!

  7. The less babies born, the better.

  8. The less babies born, the better.

    This last comment looks like a remnant of obsolete concern about overpopulation. Today, the native-born populations of most Western countries are not reproducing fast enough to replace themselves. The imploding populations of Germany and Russia have actually been described as being in a "death spiral."

    I am worried about the consequences of the gender imbalance in China. What are they going to do with all those excess males? The government has every incentive to start wars in order to dispose of their excess males or get them some war brides.

  9. Here is a very sad update, one year later. We are the very happy and proud adoptive parents to three beautiful girls from Asia and these statistics are just devastating to us. Thank God the parents of our daughters cared enough to bring them to full term and then brought them to where they would be instantly found. (It is illegal to relinquish your child in China) Millions more baby girls were not so lucky...