Abortion and Increased Sex Trade

Chuck Colson reflects on the connection between sex-selective abortions and the increased demand for prostitution in a post here. He mentions a law review article by two Loyola law students, Kristi Lemoine & John Tanagho, Gender Discrimination Fuels Sex-Selective Abortion: The Impact of the Indian Supreme Court on the Implementation and Enforcement of the PNDT Act, 15 U. Miami Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 203 (2007). Another student piece discussing the connection between sex-selective abortion and prostitution in India is LESSONS FROM PUNJAB’S “MISSING GIRLS”: TOWARD A GLOBAL FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE ON “CHOICE” IN ABORTION, 97 Cal. L. Rev. 905 (2009).

Two more recent law review articles focus on sex-selective abortion and Chinese sex trade, Gendercide and the Cultural Context of Sex Trafficking in China , 32 Fordham Intl. L.J. 731 (2009) and David Smolin, THE MISSING GIRLS OF CHINA: POPULATION, POLICY, CULTURE, GENDER, ABORTION, ABANDONMENT, AND ADOPTION IN EAST-ASIAN PERSPECTIVE, 41 Cumb. L. Rev. 1 (2011).

A summary of various efforts to address human traffiking with links to relevant conferences, etc. is here.

Teresa Collett

Teresa Stanton Collett is a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches bioethics, property law, and constitutional law. A nationally prominent speaker and scholar, she is active in attempts to rebuild the Culture of Life and protect the institutions of marriage and family. She often represents groups of state legislators, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association in appellate case related to medical-legal matters. She represented the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota before the U.S. Supreme Court as amici curiae regarding the effectiveness of those states’ parental involvement laws. She has served as special attorney general for Oklahoma and Kansas related to legislation designed to protect the well-being of minors and unborn children. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittees on the Constitution, as well as numerous legislative committees in the states.