Gendercide

Mollie Hemingway writes about media coverage of sex-selective abortion, particularly in China and India where families want sons and so get an abortion if their in utero baby is a girl.  This even has acquired a name, something to add to our vocabulary:  gendercide.

Mollie (I can call her that because I know her) cites a story in The Christian Science Monitor about the consequences of wiping out so many females in the population.  It features a farmer in India lamenting that he can’t find a wife to marry.  Mollie tells about how he is “lamenting that he no longer cares about caste, religion or looks — he just wants a wife to give him a son. Funny, isn’t it. It’s hard to find a wife to give you a son when the people of your country are killing so many of the unborn female children because they’re not sons.”

via The war on girls » GetReligion.

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About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Purple Koolaid

    than you for drawing attention to this.

    I always wonder where the NOW and NARAL type feminists are hiding when gendercide is discussed??? Same as their reaction to Michael Schiavo’s murder of his wife.

  • Purple Koolaid

    than you for drawing attention to this.

    I always wonder where the NOW and NARAL type feminists are hiding when gendercide is discussed??? Same as their reaction to Michael Schiavo’s murder of his wife.

  • Michael Z.

    @1
    You beat me to it. It is so hypocritical.
    This issue always makes me want to cry.

  • Michael Z.

    @1
    You beat me to it. It is so hypocritical.
    This issue always makes me want to cry.

  • http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com Bror Erickson

    I do wonder when more women, and so-called feminists, will begin to see that abortion is more about oppressing women, than it is about giving them “freedom.”

  • http://www.utah-lutheran.blogspot.com Bror Erickson

    I do wonder when more women, and so-called feminists, will begin to see that abortion is more about oppressing women, than it is about giving them “freedom.”

  • Booklover

    I just posted a comment on my niece’s pro-abortion facebook site. Her mom (my sister) then sent me 4 e-mails telling me what she has always hated about me. I have only just now stopped crying.

    When one’s mind is made up to promote abortion, one doesn’t care about family.

  • Booklover

    I just posted a comment on my niece’s pro-abortion facebook site. Her mom (my sister) then sent me 4 e-mails telling me what she has always hated about me. I have only just now stopped crying.

    When one’s mind is made up to promote abortion, one doesn’t care about family.

  • Joe

    Sorry to hear that Booklover.

  • Joe

    Sorry to hear that Booklover.

  • http://www.hempelstudios.com Sarah in Exile

    We adopted our daughter from India, where 90% of the kids in orphanages are girls.

  • http://www.hempelstudios.com Sarah in Exile

    We adopted our daughter from India, where 90% of the kids in orphanages are girls.


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