Canadian parliament refuses to condemn sex-selective abortion

By Michael Cook According to the United Nations, “around 140 million women are believed to be ‘missing’ around the world – the result of son preference, including gender-biased sex selection, a form of discrimination.” Ten years ago, UN agencies, including the OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO issued a position paper condemning the elimination …

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Sex-selective abortion in India keeps claiming more victims

By Michael Cook  On March 4, 2010, The Economist ran one of its most memorable covers: a completely black page, except for a pair of tiny pink shoes with frilly bows the bottom. The headline was “Gendercide: what happened to 100 million baby girls?” Good question. The answer is that they were aborted or killed, mainly in China …

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Canadian Parliament Defeats Bill to Ban Killing Babies in Sex-Selection Abortions

By Mike Schouten Today Members of Parliament voted against sending Bill C-233, the Sex Selective Abortion Act to committee for further study. Introduced by Saskatchewan MP Cathay Wagantall, the bill would have prohibited physicians from knowingly performing sex selective abortions – a practice that is disproportionately used to target girls. Despite Erin O’Toole’s emphatic pro-choice …

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13.5 million sex-selective abortions in India between 1987 and 2016

Could be as high as 22 million By Right to Life UK A paper published last month by a leading medical journal estimated that 13.5 million or more baby girls were aborted in sex-selective abortions in India between 1987 and 2016. While India outlawed sex-selective abortion in 1994, it has remained a common practice and …

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Bill that would outlaw sex-selective abortion in Canada receives second reading

By Right to Life UK A Private Members Bill proposed in the Canadian Parliament that would outlaw sex-selective abortion, has received its second reading. An e-petition signed by over 10,000 Canadians in support of the Bill has also been tabled in the Canadian House of Commons. Bill C-233, which has been brought forward by Conservative …

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Sex Selective Abortion Act to be debated by Canadian Parliament

By We Need a Law Editor’s note. “The Sex Selective Abortion Act is scheduled to have its first hour of debate today. “This act would prohibit sex selective abortion, making a strong statement about Canada’s commitment to ending sex-based discrimination from the earliest stages,” according to We Need a Law, a Canadian pro-life organization. “Sex …

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Canadian pro-life “We Need a Law” joins press conference to discuss bill to ban Sex Selective abortions

On April 12, We Need a Law was honoured to join Member of Parliament (MP) Cathay Wagantall at her press conference to introduce Bill C-233, the Sex Selective Abortion Act. This private member’s bill seeks to prohibit sex selective abortion. We Need a Law has long advocated against sex-selective abortion, including through our ongoing Defend …

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Increasing epidemic of missing girls from sex-selective abortion in Nepal

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser  The legalization of abortion in Nepal has had devastating consequences for the country, leading to an epidemic of missing girls. Like many Asian countries, there is a strong preference for boys instead of girls, as boys are seen as assets to bring the family money and status. Girls, on the other hand, are …

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NI Member of Parliament calls out UK Govt. for legalising sex-selective abortion in Northern Ireland

By Right to Life UK An MP in Northern Ireland has criticised the Government in Westminster for imposing a new abortion regime on Northern Ireland that legalises sex-selective abortion. In the wake of a debate concerning the availability of abortion throughout the region, DUP MP Carla Lockhart asked the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, …

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MP calls for end to sex-selective abortion in Canada

By Right to Life UK A bill seeking to ban sex-selective abortion is gaining momentum in Canada, ahead of International Day of the Girl on October 11.  Introduced in February, by Cathy Wagantall MP, the Sex Selective Abortion Act would prohibit medical professionals from performing abortions “knowing that the abortion is sought solely on the …

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Sex-selective abortions in India could lead to the abortion of 5 million girls over the next decade

By Right to Life UK The lives of almost 5 million baby girls in India will be lost over the next decade  due to the prevalent use of sex-selective abortions, according to new research. Academics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia estimate the average annual number of “missing female births” will be …

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