Pro-Life Group: Where Are Feminists on Sex-Selection Abortion Problem?

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 24, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Life Group: Where Are Feminists on Sex-Selection Abortion Problem?

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
July 24
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — A leading pro-life group that monitors international issues says the problem of sex-selection abortions could be lessened if pro-abortion activists got involved. But the Population Research Institute says the blather of protecting women and their health appears to stop at the border’s edge.

In a new YouTube video the group has released, PRI president Steven Mosher decries the practice, common in East and South Asian countries, of sex-selective abortion.

"In China, India, and other Asian countries, there is a strong preference for boys," Mosher told "This combination of a preference for boys and modern technology–the ultrasound machine–has proven deadly for millions upon millions of baby girls."

He says figures from the United Nations show this practice has already claimed the lives of over 100 million girls worldwide.

The video goes on to cite a recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences, saying that many American groups, particularly those of Asian descent, have the same skewed birthrates as found in their country of origin.

Many of the sexist customs and practices that have led to these skewed birthrates are being imported into the United States, Mosher laments, and he says abortion activists should join pro-life advocates in speaking against them.

"Where are the feminists when you need them?" asks Mosher.

Mosher told he doesn’t understand why the widespread slaughter of unborn girls in sex-selection abortions has failed to raise concerns in the feminist community.

American feminists are so wedded to abortion-on-demand that they are unwilling to oppose any abortion, however egregious, Mosher contends. This is true, he says, even when the practice involves the killing of hundreds of millions of girls for the sole reason that they are girls.

"I challenge the National Organization of Women and other feminist groups, to join us in the battle to ban this terrible form of sex discrimination that is killing so many unborn baby girls. Their continued silence only facilitates the killing," he said.

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