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Sex-selective abortions American style

The San Francisco Chronicle has an op-ed about sex-selective abortion arguing that such abortions are a violation of human rights. (The author does not attempt explain what distinguishes sex-selective abortion from all abortions in terms of human rights.) The column relies in part on an April 2011 article appearing in the journal, Social Science and […]

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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 […]

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Call for Papers – Rethinking Feminism & the Law

Women’s Studies Center (Sponsored by UGC), ILS Law College, Pune in partnership with the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney is pleased to announce the inaugural International Conference on Feminism and the Law: Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present & Thinking the Way Forward […]

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American Preference for Boys

A new Gallup poll asked a random sample of 1,020 American adults whether they’d prefer to have a girl or a boy if they could only chose one. Forty percent said they prefer a boy, 28 percent said they would want a girl, and the rest didn’t mind either way or weren’t sure.  This survey is […]

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World-wide impact of sex-selective abortion

Ross Douthat has a good review of a new book on the genesis and impact of sex-selective abortion in the NYT today.

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campaign to target gendercide

Here is LifeNews story on the launch of a campaign to target gendercide–the practice of eliminating girls through sex-selection abortion and infanticide. The campaign highlights the growing gender imbalance in countries such as China and India. Richard M.

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Arizona bans race- and sex-based abortions

The Arizona legislature has passed a law banning abortions for reasons of race and sex. Here is an earlier post on this issue. Richard M.

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Arizona house passes bill banning abortions for sex-selection and for reasons of race

Here is link to a LifeNews story describing the Arizona House’s approval of  a bill  banning abortion for reasons of sex-selection or because the unborn child is of a certain race. This bill deals attempts to address a growing problem. Although it seems unlikely the courts will uphold such bans, this effort serves imprtant educational goals.  Richard M.

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New gendercide video available

All Girls Allowed has issued a new video about gendercide (the killing of female unborn and newborn children) as practiced in the People’s Republic of China.  Please consult its website:

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Petition against female infanticide in China

As we all know, more female babies are aborted in China than males, in part due to the country’s forced-abortion policy.  Chai Ling of the organization All Girls Allowed has a petition against this violation of women’s rights; her effort is especially opportune given President Hu’s visit to the United States.  The petition can be […]