Articles and Columns

Alarming rise in abortion of female fetuses in Europe
Jan 7, 2013, New Europe Online
By Elena Ralli
Recent statistics indicate that gendercide, meaning the abortion of female foetuses because the family wishes to have a male offspring, is no longer confined only in China and India…
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Barbara Kay: Abortion trips on its Achilles heel
National Post, Dec 7, 2012
Conservative backbencher Mark Warawa is making life miserable for the opposition. He has asked the Commons to approve a motion – M408 – to “condemn discrimination against females occurring …
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Battle looms over Tory MP’s motion on sex-selective abortion, December 5, 2012
A Conservative backbencher’s motion on sex-selective abortions caught the ire of opposition parties Wednesday, with the NDP and Liberal leaders claiming it was another attempt to outlaw abortion…
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Opposition to motion condemning sex-selective abortion ‘difficult to imagine’
National Right to Life News, Today, November 9, 2012
Although 92 percent of Canadians oppose sex-selective abortion, a motion to condemn gendercide is being opposed by some pro-choice activists, according to MPs Mark Warawa and Joy Smith….
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Where Have All The Girls Gone?, June 27, 2011
How did more than 160 million women go missing from Asia? The simple answer is sex selection — typically, an ultrasound scan followed by an abortion if the fetus turns out to be female…
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Mar 4th 2010, The Economist
XINRAN XUE, a Chinese writer, describes visiting a peasant family in the Yimeng area of Shandong province. The wife was giving birth. “We had scarcely sat down in the kitchen”…
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The Daughter Deficit
August 19, 2009, The New York Times
By Tina Rosenberg
In the late 1970s, a Ph.D. student named Monica Das Gupta was conducting anthropological fieldwork in Haryana, a state in the north of India. She observed something striking…
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The bitter irony of sex-selective abortion
Thursday, May. 29 2008 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
By Colleen Carroll Campbell
Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman recently earned the opprobrium of abortion-rights advocates by calling for a ban on sex-selective abortions.
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Disappearing Daughters – The Tragedy of Female Foeticide
Now they no longer feed them paddy husk or poisoned milk…they stifle them with a pillow or with a cloth.’ (Kanchamma, a midwife from Alligundam village in Tamil Nadu…
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“Gendercide”– Abortion and Infanticide of Girls Leading to Lop-Sided Demographics
Nov 22, 2005
A new report has revealed that globally there are at least 200 million more males than females – because of what one researcher has termed “gendercide”– the extermination of girls…
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The Slaughter of Eve” Sex-Selection Abortion and Infanticide Help Explain 200 Million “Missing Women
National Right to Life News, By Randall K. O’Bannon
As a result of sex-selection abortion, female infanticide, and other violence against women, the world is missing some 200 million women from its population figures, according to a recent report delivered to the United Nations.
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The President’s Council on Bioethics
Staff Background Paper, Thinking About Sex Selection
The human desire to choose the sex of one’s offspring-to have a son rather than a daughter or a daughter rather than a son-is hardly new…
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Gendercide: Where have all the girls gone?
By Joseph Meaney, Director of International Coordination, Human Life International
One of the most shocking global trends I have encountered in travels to over 54 countries on all continents in the past five years is the practice of gendercide. The massive “disappearance” of girls in….
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Studies and Reports

China’s excess males, sex selective abortion, and one child policy: analysis of data from 2005 national intercensus survey
China excess males, sex-selective abortion…
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Social Science & Medicine
Volume 72, Issue 7, April 2011
There is such a thing as too many daughters, but not too many sons”: A qualitative study of son preference and fetal sex selection among Indian immigrants in the United States…
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Feminist Discourse on Sex Screening and Selective Abortion of Female Foetuses
Wiley Online Library, May 18, 2003
Although a preference for sons is reportedly a universal phenomenon, in some Asian societies daughters are considered financial and cultural liabilities. Increasing availability of ultrasonography and amniocentesis…
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The Global War Against Baby Girls
The New Atlantis, by Nicholas  Eberstadt
Over the past three decades the world has come to witness an ominous and entirely new form of gender discrimination: sex-selective feticide, implemented through the practice of surgical abortion with….
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  • 2012 Angus Reid: Canadians Call for Legislation to Deal with Gender-Based Abortion
  • href=”” target=”_blank”>2011 Environics Poll: 92% of Canadians think Sex-Selective Abortion should be Illegal
  • 2012 U.S. poll
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