Behind the failure of an amendment to specify that sex-selective abortions are not legal in Great Britain

By Dave Andrusko We have two posts today that are a struggle to put together. Not because the issues at hand—sex-selective abortions in Great Britain and a court decision throttling a woman-helping center in San Francisco—are unclear or particularly complicated but because the rationale for both is almost literally incomprehensible. In this post, we’ll talk …

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A “significant drop” in sex-selective abortions in India and Nepal

Follows decision by Supreme Court of India By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared on in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News, “the pro-life newspaper of record.” You can read this story and the issue in its entirety at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsFeb2015.pdf . Please pass this and other stories along using your social networks. …

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MPs vote down amendment to clarify that sex-selective abortions illegal

By Dave Andrusko That it was expected did not make last night’s 292 to 201 defeat of an amendment to make clear that sex-selection abortions are not legal under England’s 1967 Abortion Act any the less bitter a pill to swallow. The language of the amendment to Section 5 of the Serious Crime Bill read, …

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Helpful Talking Points when talking to Canadians about gendercide

By Mike Schouten * Canada is a nation that has long promoted the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law. The unfair discrimination against females as manifested by sex-selective abortions is something Canadians don’t tolerate and I believe parliament ought to condemn this misogynistic practice. * A comprehensive study [1], published in …

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Did this woman really abort her baby because he was a boy?

  By Dave Andrusko I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by the kind of responses (or absence of response) I received to “Woman aborts child because baby is a boy.” I did not receive an avalanche of emails [or “likes” on social media] from pro-lifers. Why? They had no trouble believing a pro-abortion “feminist” would …

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It’s raining men: the cost of 34 million more males than females in China

By Philippa Taylor Just as the UK debates the need for a new law to prevent abortion based on gender, the Chinese Government has announced its latest population statistics. In amongst the data is the remarkable admission by the Chinese health authorities that the gender imbalance among newborns is ‘the most serious and prolonged’ in …

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Woman aborts child because baby is a boy—and she is the “victim”

  By Dave Andrusko We’ve written about this before, but, since the theme is behavior coming full circle, it seems appropriate to ponder it once again. Those of us who grew up in the 1960s remember well the hate that consumed parts of the “Women’s Movement,” not just for men but for unborn children who …

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Women’s Groups and Faith-Based Organisations Send Open Letter to Every MP Backing the Sex-Selection Abortion Amendment

  Editor’s note. NRL News Today has extensively covered the campaign in Great Britain to clarify that sex-selection abortions are actually taking place and that they are not legal under the 1967 Abortion Act. Most recently a growing number of Members of Parliament have “put their names to an amendment to the Government’s Serious Crime …

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A “significant drop” in sex-selective abortions in India and Nepal

  Follows decision by Supreme Court of India By Dave Andrusko If a story in AsiaNews is accurate, it’s not often you see a result as startling—or as quick—as this. Last week NRL News Today reported that the Indian Supreme Court had directed major search engines such as Yahoo, Google, and Bing to no longer …

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The three deadliest words

  By Mike Schouten, Last week MP Maurice Vellacott stood in the Canadian House of Commons and said the following: Mr. Speaker, I rise to present three petitions. With respect to the first petition, the petitioners reference a CBC documentary revealing that ultrasounds are being used in Canada to tell the sex of an unborn …

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When does gender equality begin?

  Not in the womb, say abortion rights activists By Carolyn Moynihan Editor’s note. Carolyn Moynihan is Deputy Editor of MercatorNet where this first appeared. …But in one form of coercion it seems they [some immigrant women] have been on their own, and that is the pressures arising from son preference and the ready availability …

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Indian Supreme Court orders major Internet search engines to stop taking advertisements related to pre-natal sex determination

  By Dave Andrusko In a stunning development, the International Business Times reported today that the Supreme Court of India has ordered three major Internet search engines “to stop displaying advertisements relating to pre-natal sex determination.” As NRL News Today has reported, gender determination and selection are offenses under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques …

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