The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gendercide: Killing Girls Worldwide

I realize I've addressed this subject before (See my post of July 5, 2011.), but recent events demand additional coverage.

Unborn baby at 20 weeks
Perhaps the most under-reported major news story today is the global war on women. The Obama administration would like us to believe this war is being waged by its political opponents -- i.e., by conservative Republicans and others, supported by all those anti-abortion Catholics, Evangelicals, Orthodox Jews, and other fanatics -- whose goal is to deny women access to "reproductive health care." This is a nice euphemistic way of disguising the real controversy which centers on the simple fact that we who are pro-life don't believe anyone has the "right" to kill an innocent human being, an unborn child.

To the uninformed -- and sadly this includes a large number of Americans -- the administration's talking points sound reasonable. After all, who wants to deny women health care? The reality, however, is something very different and is based on telling the big lie often and loudly. Eventually it will be accepted as the truth, especially when you have the mainstream media on your side.

Despite what the relativists tell us, there can be only one truth; and in this instance the real truth is the complete opposite of what we're being told by the "enlightened" ones at the White House and in the media. The real war on women is being waged in this country by the administration itself and by and its supporters. Targeting the most innocent and helpless of the female sex, this war is designed to "nip them in the bud", so to speak, by killing them before they are even born.

This truth became apparent recently when an undercover reporter produced several videos proving that Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, has no problem whatsoever performing sex-selective abortions. (And just in case you have any doubts, realize that worldwide the vast majority of sex-selective abortions kill baby girls, not boys.) I've embedded both video below. Please take the time to view them both. Here's the first:

The second video is just as chilling in the matter-of-fact way sex-selection abortion is discussed and accepted.

Despite what Planned Parenthood says as it tries to spin the results, these videos are not aberrations, but standard practice at their so-called clinics. Advances in ultrasound technology have allowed expectant mothers to identify accurately the sex of their unborn infants. Combine this with evidence that in most societies there seems to be a distinct preference for boy babies, and what we find is a significant increase in girl babies being aborted. In some nations the demographic effects are ominous. Recognizing this, India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and a number of other nations have made sex-selective abortions illegal, driving many people to come to the United States to obtain their late-term abortions.That's right! Here in the USA we permit parents to abort a child because they want a child of the opposite sex; i.e., a boy. We've become the "abortion for any reason" mecca.

To understand better the potential demographic effects of this, read this report: The Global War on Baby Girls, as well as Sex Selection Abortion: Worldwide Son-Bias

Based on the Planned Parenthood incident and other similar evidence of an increase in sex-selection abortions in the United States, the House of Representatives recently proposed the Prenatal Non-discrimination Act (or PRENDA) to prohibit abortions based on the sex of the child. House rules required a two-thirds majority to pass and the vote, unfortunately, fell short of this. 226 Republicans and 20 Democrats supported PRENDA while 161 Democrats and 7 Republicans opposed it. President Obama was also vocal in his opposition.

Isn't it interesting, and remarkably sad, that the leadership of virtually all feminist organizations were strongly opposed to PRENDA? In other words, they support the continued killing of baby girls simply because they are baby girls. Isn't it about time for people to accept that the National Organization for Women (NOW) and other similar organizations care far more about their ideology than about women? More importantly, though, isn't it about time that we all come to accept that the slaughter of unborns in the tens of millions worldwide must stop?

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you... [Jeremiah 1:5]

You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.  
I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! 
My very self you know. [Psalm 139:13-14]

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: 
I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. 
Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live... [Deuteronomy 30:19]

Pray for the unborn throughout the world, and for their mothers.

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