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 …Continue reading "MP calls for end to sex-selective abortion in Canada"
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 …Continue reading "Sex-selective abortions in India could lead to the abortion of 5 million girls over the next decade"
By Sarah Terzo Nivedita Menon, Indian feminist scholar: “[W]e cannot hold simultaneously that abortion involves the right of women to control their bodies, but that women must be restricted by law from choosing specifically to abort female fetuses. We seem to be counterposing the rights of (future) women to be born against the rights of …Continue reading "Prominent Indian feminist defends sex-selective abortion"
By We Need A Law Abortion is an ever-present topic in Canadian politics. It was former Prime Minister Harper’s supposed “secret agenda” and is current Prime Minister Trudeau’s public pro-abortion agenda, especially through foreign aid. As the Conservative Party of Canada [CPC] leadership race unfolds, those with aspirations to lead need to be able to …Continue reading "Will Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidates support the Sex-Selective Abortion Act?"
‘This is a growing problem in Canada…it needs to be addressed.’ By Lianne Laurence TORONTO, May 16, 2020 — Saskatchewan Member of Parliament Cathay Wagantall introduced a bill to ban sex-selective abortion because the majority of Canadians are “absolutely against” the practice, she said in an interview during last Thursday’s Virtual March for Life and …Continue reading "Canadians want sex-selective abortions banned, MP tells Virtual March for Life"
By Sarah Terzo Abortion rights groups are put in a difficult position by sex-selection abortions. They have said for years that a woman’s decision to abort is no one’s business but her own, and that no one should ever interfere with women’s choices to have abortions. But now, abortion is being used as weapon against …Continue reading "Condemning sex selection abortions “a huge challenge” for pro-abortion feminists"
By Sarah Terzo Abortion rights groups are put in a difficult position by sex-selection abortions. They have said for years that a woman’s decision to abort is no one’s business but her own, and that no one should ever interfere with women’s choices to have abortions. But now, abortion is being used as weapon against …Continue reading "Pro-choice activists have hard time condemning sex selection abortions"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Sex-selective abortion is among the extreme measures featured in a recently launched public consultation on the framework for the new Northern Ireland abortion regime. SPUC is encouraging the people of Northern Ireland to speak up for unborn babies by responding to the consultation. SPUC has slammed …Continue reading "Say no to sex-selective abortion and other extreme abortion measures in Northern Ireland consultation"
By We Need a Law October 11 marks the annual International Day of the Girl, a day to highlight the needs and challenges faced by women and girls around the world. Among other inequalities and injustices, one violation of human rights continues to face Canadian girls year after year: sex-selective abortion. “We know that sex …Continue reading "The International Day of the Girl and the curse of sex-selective abortion"
By We Need a Law In a culture which values control, choice, and autonomy, it is no wonder people dream of a “perfect” family, with just the right mix of boys and/or girls, in just the right order. In many countries, including the U.S., assisted reproductive technology has made “family balancing” an option through in …Continue reading "Sex-selection is sometimes illegal in Canada — but not sex-selection abortion"
By We Need a Law Sex selection abortion happens [https://defendgirls.com/] in Canada. It impacts both boys and girls as families seek to create exactly the type of family they envisioned, but it disproportionately impacts girls. These stories are based on true stories, showing the very real decisions made based on sex preference, allowed by our …Continue reading "Stories of sex selection in Canada"
India’s Invisible Girls By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Until recently, …Continue reading "The Scourge of Sex-Selection Abortion"