Colleen Carroll Campbell
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
It’s a subject that makes pro-choice activists squirm, said Colleen Carroll Campbell, but the “chilling reality” is that millions of girls have been aborted for one simple reason: They’re not boys. The preference of many traditional cultures for male offspring has combined with modern medical technology to produce a veritable Holocaust for unborn girls. In India, up to a half-million female fetuses a year are aborted because of their gender, according to the Lancet, a British medical journal. In China, the “brutally enforced one-child policy” has produced a national ratio of 117 boys born for every 100 girls, far out of line with the naturally occurring ratio of 105 boys to every 100 girls. Birth statistics strongly indicate that sex-selective abortion is occurring in the U.S., too, especially in Chinese, Korean, and Asian-Indian households. Yet U.S. feminists “have remained silent in the face of this modern atrocity.” How horribly ironic. “The abortion license touted as the key to liberating future generations of women” has instead “become the preferred means of eradicating them.”
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Why torture doesn't work: A definitive guide
- Why the Sony hack changes everything
- Alien conspiracy theorists think the government is on the verge of spilling big secrets
- Capitalism isn't a cure-all for Cuba
- You should be furious about Hollywood's gutless retreat on The Interview
When Americans banned Christmas
Subscribe to the Week