What the mainstream media miss about sex-selection
Catholic World News - June 28, 2011
New York Times editorial columnist Ross Douthat notes that mainstream observers in the West have finally noticed the problem of sex-selection, which has produced a striking disproportion in the number of male and female children in China, India, and other countries. But these observers, Douthat says, still fail to mention two prominent facts:
First, the disproportionate birth rates--which have resulted in 100 million "missing" women--are attributable directly to the acceptance of abortion. In societies where families feel heavy pressure to produce male heirs, girl babies are routinely aborted.
Second--as Douthat puts it--"Western governments and philanthropic institutions have their fingerprints all over the story of the world’s missing women." The foundations and government agencies that have pushed for aggressive family-planning programs, and for acceptance of legal abortion, are responsible for the deaths of those 100 million unborn baby girls.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($32,869 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: sylviamb3462 -
Jun. 29, 2011 11:34 AM ET USA
Everyone will face God’s judgment for this crime against humanity. But there is a real world consequence of eliminating so many women. It is hinted at in a small phrase at the end of the story: gender-imbalanced countries tend to be violent & unstable. We have seen this in history. A large cohort of unmarried young men who have no hope of marrying & creating a family to which they can direct their energy. What violence & instability will they cause & how widespread will it be?
Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Jun. 28, 2011 9:42 PM ET USA
The consequences of trying to change the natural order of God's universe (not to mention God's laws) can only end in ruin.