37 Seconds to Remember 37M Girls Killed in Chinese Abortions

Opinion   |   Kristan Hawkins   |   Sep 23, 2011   |   1:21PM   |   Washington, DC

This September marks the 31st year of China’s enforcement of the OneChild Policy – legislation that was never supposed to see past a three-decade mark. The policy has taken the lives of over 37 million girls who have been killed because of the “gendercide” that still exists in this country.

As a result of the lives lost to this horrifically unjust policy, All Girls Allowed, a Boston-based organization with the mission to restore life, value and dignity to girls and mothers in China, is encouraging college students across the nation to observe 37 seconds of silence on Friday, September 23.

Students for Life encourages campus pro-life groups to watch this video, educate yourself on the reality of gendercide in China and how dramatically it’s affecting the population of young girls and women, and to spread this knowledge across your campus.

All Girls Allowed was founded by Chai Ling, former key leader at the student movement in Tiananmen Square, 1989. “Every second that we spend remembering these girls, hundreds more are killed in favor of boys,” says Ling.  “It is this generation’s responsibility to speak up about it, and students are beginning to see that. The good news is, with this kind of momentum, we believe that we can end gendercide in our lifetime.”

With your help, your college campus can learn more about the horrific and unjust practices of “gendercide” in China and how 37 million lives have been taken since 1980. We MUST work toward educating ourselves and others. We will continue to Turn the Tide, in America and across the globe.