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‘The global war against baby girls’

Catholic World News - March 17, 2011

Writing for First Things, Joe Carter observes that “biologically impossible ratios” of baby boys to girls exist in dozens of nations because of sex-selective abortions and girls’ higher death rates.

“This threat to baby girls, however, is not just a phenomenon found abroad,” he notes. “In the United States sex ratios at birth for the Chinese-American population, the Japanese-American population, and the Filipino-American population, and for the Asian-American population as a whole are out of kilter.”

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Mar. 17, 2011 6:52 PM ET USA

    If this imbalance continues, as it likely will, it will accelerate the aging and depopulation of not only these groups in the US but in China and Japan (Philippines birthrate is still good.) . No women to marry means no babies for that segment of the population. This is a death spiral for those populations.

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