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Abortion Hurts Women

May 30th, 2008 Visited 2126 times, 1 so far today

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         When I say that Abortion Hurts Women, I’m not talking about a lot of things that are very valid:

  • I’m not talking about the physical pain of dilation before the baby is taken.
  • I’m not talking about the physical pain of healing after the procedure.
  • I’m not talking about the emotional pain of knowing that a life was ended.
  • I’m not talking about the pain that is felt every time a mother sees another child of the same age.

More basic than that– Abortion is killing women.

A new study suggests that female feticide may be disturbingly common in some American communities. In an analysis of 2000 Census data published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Columbia University economists Douglas Almond and Lena Edlund examined the sex ratio of births among U.S.-born children of Chinese, Korean and Asian-Indian parents. They found “evidence of sex selection, most likely at the prenatal stage.”

The sex of a firstborn child in these families conformed to the natural pattern of 1.05 boys to every girl, a pattern that continued for other children when the firstborn was a boy. But if the firstborn child was a girl, the likelihood of a boy coming next was considerably higher than normal at 1.17-to-1. After two girls, the probability of a boy’s birth rose to a decidedly unnatural 1.51-to-1.1

This isn’t in China or India– but right here in the United States.  Parents are using access to abortion to make the decision that because the baby is a girl, they do not want it.  Abortion is skewing the population, and ending the lives of millions of little girls– women– before they even take their first breath of air.

So, who is it that truly loves and wants to protect women, and who are out for their destruction and pain?


  1. Hat Tip: Vox Day []

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  • Bhawan says on: May 31, 2008 at 3:42 am

     

    Is it social pressure or our own preferences or a fashion/trend to have a boy baby or our preset mind which says we want a boy baby only. Well I am amazed that even in America people got trapped in this discrimination of boys and girls, they too are giving preference to a boy child. America is a country of so called educated & well cultured persons, but here I would like to add that if we keep on killing girls in this way, then there won’t be left any culture in our societies at all. So there is a strong need to make people aware of the fact that killing girl child will cause serious problems for the society, for the whole humanity in the near future.
    Recently I came to know about a project started by an Indian spiritual master Anandmurti Gurumaa , that project is named as Shakti . While I was reading about them I came to know that Shakti means Power. In Indian Culture Shakti is a synonym for girls, for Goddess Durga, well that is a different thing that in India present situation is completely different. There is a need that everyone should be aware of this fact that child sex ratio is declining day by day.

  • MInTheGap says on: June 2, 2008 at 2:19 pm

     

    @Bhawan: Of course, as a pro-life person myself, I treasure all life– both the boys and the girls. There’s a reason that we shouldn’t be tampering with life in the womb that goes beyond the injustice of murder, and that is we’re flawed, sinful human creatures that seem to do a better job of messing things up than fixing it.

  • Loc says on: June 2, 2008 at 2:44 pm

     

    Are people really using abortion to give themselves a male child, or are they simply using other methods of getting male children, in-vitro for example. All the census stated was that the more female children you have the more likely you are to have a male one, it stated nothing of cause.

  • MInTheGap says on: June 2, 2008 at 3:41 pm

     

    @Loc: I guess what the article was trying to point out is the number of male children was statistically higher than it should be.

    I don’t think that you can argue the logic, however, that says in other countries where the number of children is limited or you can abort for any reason, and if male children are prized higher that the ratio of males to females will be really out of whack.

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