Saturday, August 2, 2008

100 Million 'missing' girls

In June, I reported on a Parliamentary meeting discussing the subject of Asia's missing daughters. The Population Research Institute has produced a video to raise awareness about sex selective abortion around the world. It makes the point that, whilst China and India have serious problems with gender imbalance as a result of sex selective abortion and infanticide, sex selective abortion is practised in many countries, including the United States and Britain.

The UN estimates that there are 100 million 'missing' girls around the world. Sex selective abortion is the greatest possible injustice against women and a crime against humanity that targets the most vulnerable human beings. As Steve Mosher points out in the video: if feminists cared about women, sex selective abortion would be illegal.