Forced Abortion Expert Tells National Right to Life Audience Terrible China Policy Continues
by Steven Ertelt
June 25, 2010
Pittsburgh, PA (LifeNews.com) — Steven Mosher, the expert on the China one-child policy credited with exposing and bringing attention to the problem of forced abortions carried out under it, reminded the audience at the National Right to Life convention that the forced abortions on women continue.
Moreover, Mosher says they are producing a male-dominated culture that is responsible for an increase in prostitution, sexual trafficking of women, and even the sale of young girls.
Mosher says he has been in classrooms in China where 20 of the approximately 30 students in the room were girls. He has also seen girls become victims of mysterious deaths.
"The little boys always seem to do just fine, " says Mosher, "and so I went and asked elderly midwives what was happening and they said they were being given instructions by some parents that any girls children being born should not be allowed to survive."
The problem of forced abortions and a skewed gender ratio is not limited to China and he has seen the problems in India and throughout other nations in southeast Asia. The worst rate he has seen is among the upper caste in Punjab where there are 300 girls in every 1,000 live births.
"That means 7 of 10 unborn baby girls are being killed," says Mosher. India has a law against sex selective abortions but it is rarely enforced.
Mosher says sex selection abortion is now seen in the United States as recent data shows some Asian American communities are using abortion to choose the sex of their children.
Mosher says the first-born children of these Asian-Americans show normal sex ratio however, "if the first child was a son, the sex ration] of the second born children was also normal. But what happened if the first child was a girl? The number of sons outnumbered daughters by 50-percent."
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