Friday, April 10, 2009

Abortion used to discriminate against women - imbalance of the sexes

A new study has found China's selective abortion in favour of males has left the country with 32 million more boys than girls, creating an imbalance that'll endure for decades.

The availability of cheap ultrasound diagnostics and abortion has enabled Chinese couples to use pregnancy termination to prevent a female birth. The paper was published online by the British Medical Journal. Source

Last year the British charity ActionAid reported that unborn baby girls were being disproportionately aborted in some areas of India.

Though a 1994 law banned selective abortion based on the sex of the unborn child, many families still use ultrasound scans to detect and abort female children. ActionAid says other outlawed practices, such as allowing newborn girls’ umbilical cords to become infected, have also contributed to the sex imbalance. Source

The Australian government has recently redirected some of its AusAID money to be used for abortion services overseas. I wonder how many of these tax payer funded abortions are for the purpose of sex selection?

Links to similar articles

Australia's shame: Radical politicians blow tax payer funds on overseas abortions
Demographic Winter
Push to overturn Australia's sex selection ban


Euripides said...

China's show what social engineering and abortion can accomplish - the imbalance of many more boys than girls in China and a demographic nightmare in a few years. Maybe they'll resort to polyandry to "fix" the new problem.

It's a sad day when governments interfere with families. The social results are unpredictable and, as China shows, can lead to serious consequences.

Secular Heretic said...

The video "Demogrphic Winter" arrived today. This might give an even better insight into what is going on.