Gender Selection Abortion, a Growing Trend and Tragedy

gen·o·cide

the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.

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Women are the primary focus of this article because they are ultimately the one who decides to carry or terminate a pregnancy. It must be understood that many outside opinions bombard them and influence their decisions. These include husbands, boyfriends, family members, the dictates of society and financial circumstances. Those are recognized however this article is to discuss the growing and alarming rate of abortions based solely on Gender (and minority) considerations.

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Procreation is a privilege that humans and animals alike take for granted. Most women can have a baby anytime they choose and even when they don’t choose. Some others desire to become parents but cannot become pregnant and long for the experience.

Yet others are horrified at the thought of having a child grow inside them if it is not exactly perfect. The option to choose the sex of a child is not a science fiction concept of the future, it is here right now.

Previously, amniocentesis was the only option to determine genetics, paternity, sex and race. The sonogram then came on the scene and is used in many cases to allow parents a preview of their baby. Now there is a new and exciting technology. It is called Prenatal Sex Determination and the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association has verified that prenatal sex determination tests are accurate and useful. They can be performed at only five to seven weeks gestation and are almost one hundred percent accurate.

They are not invasive like an amniocentesis and do not present a threat to the fetus or risk the health of the mother. This test is being used for early diagnosis to inform the mother that she is having a girl or a boy. Since the advent of this almost immediate information, abortions have increased proportionately.

A couple aborted twin boys because they already had boys and now desired a girl. Once the test confirmed the sex, the choice to abort was easier because they never had to see a heartbeat or a sonogram with a wriggling little baby. It seems to be easier to murder a child when it is done at only a few weeks pregnant.

Let me make it clear and emphatic that testing does not kill babies. Abortion kills babies. The mother chooses to rid herself of a child that just doesn’t suit her lifestyle or choices. That brings to memory an occurrence related by a friend who worked for an animal rescue. A lovely Akita dog was brought to the shelter because the owner had remodeled her home and the dog didn’t match her new décor.

Are people choosing the sex of their children with the same cold blooded reasoning? Yes, they are and at an alarming rate. Nations such as China, India and others have been exposed for years as targeting female babies and even killing them in horrific ways after they are born. Now America is on the “choose your baby” bandwagon.

The awful avalanche is so prevalent that four states have already enacted legislation making it unlawful to perform an abortion based on the gender of the fetus. Yet it has been determined a violation of “a woman’s right to choose” and the Roe vs Wade statute upheld. Regardless of why a mother (yes, I said mother) chooses to abort (kill) her child, in this country she has the right to do so. It seems the baby does not have the right to live though.

We are living in an age of designer babies. If one can choose a boy or a girl, why not eye color, height, hair color or even skin color? If this sounds like a Nazi experiment, well it was. Tests now determine the possibility of genetic disorders or illnesses and choices are made to continue the pregnancy or to abort.

In France 96% of Downs pregnancies are terminated. In America about 90% are aborted. These facts are staggering and sickening, especially when one considers that these tests are often incorrect.

Parents are to love their children without condition and without discrimination of sex, physical attributes or illnesses. To do less removes the parental element and indeed the heart. If a parent can only love “the perfect child” what happens when the child becomes imperfect? Suppose there is an accident or disease that changes the child. Does the acceptance and love end? It does and it can.

Parents are suing physicians and screening facilities on a regular basis for “wrongful birth” cases. In September 2011, the parents of one disabled child sued and won. This was in the state of Florida. The mother testified on the stand that she would have had an abortion if she had known her son was disabled. He was born without arms and only one leg. They won less than their requested payout. They must somehow live with only 4.5 million dollars. The mother blamed ineffective genetic testing for the fact that he was alive. She stated she is unable to love him because his condition is unacceptable and abhorrent. The little boy is three years old now and she still says she would have killed him.

Others have sued because doctors did not recommend an abortion and felt they would have decided upon an abortion had they been received more information about potential handicaps. This is discrimination at its highest level. It is flat out saying a girl’s life is less valuable than a boy or a child with autism should be killed but one with freckles is okay. Is a sick baby less loved than a healthy one? Is an ugly baby not worthy of life and love? Sadly that is the case with many parents.

A mother carrying fraternal twins (in separate placental sacs) decided to have one baby aborted because of a heart defect. In a horrible mix-up the healthy baby was aborted by mistake. She later had the sick baby aborted also.

In 2010, seven babies in the UK were aborted because they had a cleft palate. This is an easy repair and most people never know one was born with the cleft at all. But it is, frankly, ugly and people want beautiful babies.

The number of minority women getting abortions compared to Caucasian women is disproportionate in America. Black women are three times more likely to get an abortion. Hispanic women are twice as likely to abort their baby. That is population control. Advertisements for abortion clinics are more frequent and prominent in lower income and minority communities. It is an insidious plan to reduce and control the population, especially the girls who grow up and produce more "undesirables".

So I suppose I should not be shocked that people kill babies because they are the wrong sex. Yet I am very surprised and saddened indeed. Abortion for any reason is wrong, immoral, unethical and an expression of hatred. It is a legal genocide and a crime against humanity. Abortion based on the desire for a boy or a girl opens a door that we should never walk through. The natural ratio of male and female births is being skewered and will result in a disproportionate, gender unbalanced world.

The United States Census of 1990 showed that women made up 51.3 percent of the population but the 2000 Census showed the percentage of women in America down to only 50.9 percent. This could be reflective of sex selection abortions. Immigrants from countries where boys are the preferred choice, continue to abort female babies and reduce the number of women in America and indeed across the globe.

The natural ratio of male to female human births is 105 males for every 100 females. That number is so imbalanced that in some countries there are 112 boys born for every 100 girls. China recordings reflect an even more horrendous number, 121-100. This is a staggering and frightening trend.

A June 2011 article in the Wall Street Journal offers a staggering statistic and suggests that more than 163 million girls worldwide have been murdered through sex selection abortion. This increases the average violence against women as men have a harder time finding female companionship and wives. Economics must be considered as bride prices rise and mail order brides are becoming common in countries such as Vietnam.

Women are becoming more exploited and many are kidnapped or bought from their families to supply the never ending sex traffic industry.

Women fought for the right to kill their babies and now they are abusing that “right” even more. No longer is abortion confined to an unwanted child or because the pregnancy presents risk to the mother’s health. Now it is accepted because a child might have an abnormality or illness; because it might be a boy or a girl. Didn’t we go to war because Hitler was killing people because he didn’t like their religion, appearance and lifestyle? We have become just like him, killing the innocents for reasons-for excuses-exclusive to our own selfish wants and needs.

Gender and race selection abortions must end. Abortion for any reason must end. It is murder of the most helpless and should be intolerable to any human being.


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God Loves All Children and Commands Us To Protect and Love Them Also

Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked (Psalm 82:3-4).

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done? (Proverbs 24:11-12).

Forgiveness Is Offered Freely

God does not want any woman who has had an abortion to suffer guilt when she is repentant. To realize the wrong is the first step to being forgiven for it. As Jesus died for us all, He stands ready to comfort and cleanse a grieving woman's heart. How can one receive that?

Acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God. He came to earth as a human baby, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died for our own sins and reestablished our relationship with God the Father. He was brought back to life by God and ascended to Heaven where He reigns as Lord.

Jesus said in John Chapter 14, "12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it."

He will forgive you and take away the pain. God loves you and desires you to turn to Him. It is possible. He did it for millions of people including myself and will for you. Nothing is too much for Him to forgive and forget, wiping clean the spirit of a truly repentant heart.

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I added a link to abortion facts and statistics but it was flagged as a violation of HubPages Terms Of Service and had to be removed. I encourage any interested parties to pursue further studies on their own.

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liftandsoar 4 years ago from Richmond, VA

That took courage. Thanks!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

I must admit my heart was racing a bit liftandsoar. But saving babies is more important than any flack I might receive. Thank you.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up, useful, interesting, and very well informed article Hyp. There is no reason to kill a helpless baby when there is thousands of couples out there right now wanting a baby. I really can't understand how someone can live after killing a baby. I am sorry. They is no need for it. No matter how you look at it, it is still killing.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

This is a beautifully written hub informing people of a terrible social mistake. The use of abortion as birth control has long been the main reason. Take the pill, get your tubes tied, but don't abort.

Using abortion as a way to keep from having a totally disabled or deformed baby is to most an acceptable reason, but not for me. Most of those people, would do better to just quit drinking, taking drugs and other things which have been proven to cause birth defects.

Abortion for the purpose of gender selection is unforgivable. I read an article about the people in India doing this to escape the high costs of dowry and weddings. Females are more expensive to raise and get them married off. Without a dowry, they cannot find a husband. I feel for them but the way to fix this is to change the customs, not quit having girls. This will just make it harder for men to find a woman.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

I agree lyricwriter. It is killing a baby, plain and simple murder. The only good thing to come from gender abortion is that people can no longer say it isn't a person. If it can be identified as male or female, it is a human being-a child. There is no excuse for an abortion. None. Ever.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Thank you Becky. I agree entirely. While I was researching for this article, I ran across a man who began an awareness clinic when a woman came to him for her 36th abortion. Yes, 36 abortions! That is such a sickening thought that I myself am ill reading as I type.

The greatest change can and should be abstinence. However most people, especially men, will not control themselves. It seems to be easier to kill a baby in America than to drive a car.

Yes, unforgivable is a perfect word. However God does and will forgive. In His great love all can be redeemed and made spotless. But one must first accept Him and repent. So many never do and continue the murder of the helpless and innocent.


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50 Caliber 4 years ago from Arizona

Hyphenbird, WOW! Did I just get an education on a subject I knew nothing about past the ability to determine the sex of a baby. I suppose with the technology that has been reached to kill people in Afghanistan by a remote controlled drone aircraft, operated by a person in Houston Texas, I shouldn't be as surprised as I am.

Having separated myself from the world I may be backward and ignorant of many things. This is a topic that I knew way less than I would have thought had I been asked if I was "Aware" of the practices being used.

Quote "Abortions in the United States

Total number of abortions in the U.S. since 1973: 48 million +

Abortions per year: 1,200,000

Abortions per day: 3,288

Abortions per hour: 137

9 abortions every 4 minutes

1 abortion every 26 seconds" end quote.

My source for these numbers was, http://www.all.org/article/index/id/MjQ0NQ

If they are only 50 percent correct, it makes some other issues that the media hypes as tragedies look kind of minuscule. The fiscal year of 2006 - 2007 is said to be 1.02 billion dollars with close to 337 million in government grants or tax dollars at work.

For me..... 'nuff said. I have no answers just prayers that this is by divine intervention ended.

Peace and Blessings,

dust


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Well, you didn't mention being raped and ended with a baby. In my opinion, anyone that has been raped show have an abortion. Why would you want to look at a baby that looks like a raper, no thank you.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Hyphenbird, this is such a sad issue. And you've given the reason: Selfish wants and needs.

What also boggles my mind is the fact that Christians are against abortions, but for the death penalty, while both are acts of discrimination and murder because of the reason you have stated.

According to my logic abortions could be justified when the mother's life is at stake, but in this case, the death penalty is justifiable.

This is a well-written and profound hub, revealing your loving and protective heart.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

women or men this was a must read hub.. H... thanks for sharing :)


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Dusty. This is a heartbreaking and truly unconscionable thing. So many babies have been aborted that the world population is off kilter. Millions of female babies die just because they are that. And government funds are being used to pay for many of these murders. It really should open the eyes and hearts of nations. Thank you for your compassion and love for these children.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello writer20. Many women have born and loved a child conceived in despicable conditions. It is not the child who is responsible. Killing that baby adds to the atrocity. A woman can allow the child to be adopted after it is born. She need never look at it if she doesn't want to. Killing the baby should not be an option. The child is innocent and helpless.

Thank you for your comment.


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North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

I heard of this Hyphenbird and it greatly disturbed me and still disturbs me. I also read about the increasing number of children who appear to have a deformity that is not life threatening who are aborted each year. Some for something as small as a cleft in the lip. That shocked me and what also shocked me was the number of children who are aborted because they may have downs syndrome. The numbers in the U.K. are something like 70%. It is a hard thing to think about.

I know that many think that it is better for the strong to survive for society to progress but I think that that is so very cold-hearted.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Martie. Murder is never justifiable. Killing a helpless baby has been made legal and was instituted by Satan the devil. Christians are not alone in their beliefs that abortion is wrong. Many atheists would never commit such an act. Concerning the death penalty, as much as I would love to expound on the subject, I am striving to keep the focus here on millions of murdered babies. So I thank you for your comment and your own loving heart that envelops so many people.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello North Wind. The fact babies are killed at all shocks me. When one learns the so called reasons, it is even more astounding. A cleft palate, short stature, a girl or a boy when the other is desired. Abortion is simply a sin. The number of Downs babies aborted in was recorded at 94 percent. That was in England in 2004. The number may be even higher now. Those precious lives-gone. It makes me ill.

Thank you for coming by and sharing your heart and love.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this tremendous article. The whole subject is sickening. The lawsuit part was especially disturbing. We need to plug that rabbit hole.

Your presentation is flawless. God Bless You!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi James. Yes, it is sickening. I cannot comprehend a mother who says she would have killed her baby after knowing him for three years. Oh! And one day he will read all this on the internet or find out somehow. Those lawsuits need to be thrown out and the children placed in loving homes. You know that baby is living without love. Thank you for stopping by and for the encouragement.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

HB - You hit on a hot button topic with a great article. I respect the right of a woman to do with her body as she wishes but this is a bit over the edge.

I've always figured that if there is an issue with your Creator about killing the unborn you'll have to deal with God at the appropriate time. But gender abortions border on murder in my mind.

Great reporting.

The Frog


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Hyphen, What has happened to the world, that we no longer have feelings. To abort a baby because of gender is the most sickening act i can imagine. I must say that there are many women and men who should not have a child, child abuse is just as sickening. There are so many couples who want a baby, please let the woman who is pregnant and thinking of abortion see this need. I used to believe a person's conscious would dictate their actions. I now wonder if that is true today? Thank you for a thought provoking hub. Your research is excellent, well written and easy to understand. Peace..


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Frog. Thank you for coming by and commenting on this sad and important subject. I also respect the right of a woman to do as she wishes with her body as long as it does not affect the child growing inside her. I also think God is horrified at the callous disregard humans have for precious life. I sure would not want to stand before that throne of judgement and confess I murdered my baby because it was the wrong sex. My mind just cannot go there!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

I used to believe that myself always. People who do things this despicable though are beyond the boundaries of conscience. They are in a dark, dark realm where Satan rules and runs rampant in their lives. In my mind murdering an innocent baby is indeed the worst form of child abuse even when it happens in the womb.

I am glad the Hub was informative and easy to understand. I wanted it to be that way. Thank you always for your forever inspiring loyalty and encouragement.


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

Hyph -

I hope this get shared allllllll over the place!!!

I hated reading it, no kidding, but I'm so happy you wrote it anyway and very proud of you for putting together such awful information in the best possible way it could be presented.

There is no good way to describe killing babies, but you kept it clear, concise, and your passion for the wrongness of the whole issue shines through.

Part of the solution or part of the problem ....

You are not part of the problem. :)

Hub hugs Hyph ... you did a wonderful job with this.

femme


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello dear femme. It is time we stand up for righteousness. Otherwise these atrocities will continue to grow. I know it is hard to read. It was very hard to write. The research made me physically ill. I cannot express the gratitude and encouragement I get from your comments and following. Thank you.


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

Keep shouting it out, Hyph.

We've got your back. :)

Past that, we've got prayer, lol.

I'd say that makes you really well armed.

femme


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Yes, armed with and in righteousness. Thank you femme. Too many children have been murdered and are murdered every day while we sit back and whine about "Rights". That child has the right to live. I appreciate the support. Thank you.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

This is an important Hub, the content of which voters especially need to know. We have abortion restrictions coming up for vote in Ohio that would stop some of this - an abortion time limit of 5-6 weeks after conception. In public health training, I learned about the "killing rooms" in Chinese hospitals -- Female infants were placed into these empty rooms, the doors closed, and ignored until dead, then discarded.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Patty. You are so right. Voters need to educate and inform themselves. Many people would be shocked to know that federal monies are used to pay for these abortions. India has restricted the use of sonograms to determine the sex of the fetus but most simply ignore the law. A time restriction would indeed prevent many abortions.

I saw an infant in one of those killing rooms once on a documentary. Its face will remain forever etched in my mind. Had I known they would show the child, I would not have watched. There was no warning at all. It is beyond my heart's comprehension how cruel a human can be to the helpless and innocent.

Thank you for caring.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I saw in the news yesterday that 40,000 girls are "MISSING" in India. They just do away with them there. They so much do not respect life there. They are even worse than China. And in China, for millennia, they have taken girl babies out to drown. Our animals get more protection here.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hi Becky. That is what the video at the bottom is about. The number actually is 4 MILLION girls missing because of abortion and murder after the birth. Young men are finding it difficult to obtain wives. It is genocide and no one is doing anything to stop it.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I'm sorry, I wrote 40 thousand and I should have written 4 million.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Thank you for writing on this Hyph. You've stated the facts well here on what can only be called what you call it. The reason there are 105 male births to every 100 female is because females survive the growing years better and generally out-live men. The point being Mother Nature knows what shes doing. When you have selective birth like China you're playing with fire, a fire that could affect the whole world negatively. Until the human race is confronted with the indisputable and scientific truth that we have 'Spirits,' and when that spirit enters the baby in the womb, the horror will just go on apparently.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Alastar. I think these people know the unborn babies have a spirit. They just do not care. It is very distressing and makes me heart sick. The increase in everything evil has catapulted since abortions were made legal. People scream "hate" because two gay people cannot get married but allow helpless babies to be murdered. Nothing can be more hateful than that.

Thank you for commenting on this tough subject.


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Charlotte B Plum 4 years ago

This is something that everyone should read. It is really sad that so many people prefer a particular gender - and in other countries, like China and India, the preference for boys is so strong that there are many girl infanticides. It's really horrible, cause each child is made in the image of God, and each child is a gift from Him. Thank you for writing about this, hyphenbird.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Charlotte, this tragedy shows the heart of the world. Indeed these times are similar to Sodom and Gomorrah and Noah's time. Satan is running rampant and leading people into sins I cannot even think on. Thank you so much for reading this. We must all take a stand and protect these helpless innocents.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I knew a family that let their little guy drown because none of the family was watching him. They were all mad at each other. The mother got in the car went into town without telling any to watch her baby. He went into the lake the neighbor couldn't save him.

They decided they wanted to replace him. She got pregnant with a girl first, they didn't want her had her aborted. Than she got pregnant with a boy and they now have their replacement.

What a good hub. So many people don't know this is going on. It happens everyday.

I know someday these people will have to face God and I don't think he will be happy.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Oh Moonlake, that makes me so sad. Two children lost to gain one. How can anyone not see the heartbreaking irony? My heart just hurts. No, I don't think Gos is happy at all. Without repentance people are in for a huge shock. Thank you moonlake for your compassion.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

Hyphenbird -- Nice to meet you and great read!

You write,"Abortion for any reason is wrong, immoral, unethical and an expression of hatred. It is a legal genocide and a crime against humanity."

Love this!

You also asked, "Didn’t we go to war because Hitler was killing people because he didn’t like their religion, appearance and lifestyle?"

Stunningly surreal! Thanks for this article.

I did not know that abortion of female babies increases violence against women. That makes sense. I have always heard that the most dangerous places on earth are those where the ratio of men to women is the highest. Fascinating!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Red Oaks. This is a subject where political correctness and delicate words are out the window. Those things cause this type of atrocity. Abortion is abhorrent by itself. Then when one adds gender selection to the issue it becomes even more sickening.

A village in India is more than 80 percent men and they cannot find brides and must travel outside the community. That should wake up governments all over the world. But most everyone is too worried about the "rights" of people and forget that unborn child also has rights. This entire issue should not even exist. Thank you for caring and for reading this Hub. Please spread the word. People need to know, speak up and take action. Thank you Red Oak.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

Hyphenbird -- I agree that political correctness is an enabling instrument of this atrocity. I read a story on gender-selected abortion in India. I thought it was as shocking as it was obscene and I wondered how it was happening. Wouldn't it have to be women who were committing the abortions, unless they were forced? Further, why would women commit gendercide against their own demographic? I could not come to grips with it.

I can understand how something so evil and destructive can happen in China, as the government forces compliance with gender-selected abortions. This is horrifying and evil beyond my words. Adolf Hitler comes to mind and this is especially shocking to me; I am still just as girl crazy as was in high school. It is hard for me to imagine something so evil.

However, I wondered if the story of Indian gendercide was true, largely due to my two questions above. I was not sure if the story was an example of proselytizing from radical feminists within our own journalism sphere here in the US. I have two links to share with you that were also instrumental in making me question the story's validity. The first is a video of how men are apparently treated for wandering onto female-only train cars (there are no male-only cars). In addition, a man was also allegedly thrown from a moving train, severely injuring him, for the same offense recently. The second link outlines female-favoring laws in India. I don't know how true this information is but apparently these are some examples of Indian law.

a) If she demands any amount of money from him, for any reason whatsoever, he is legally bound to pay that amount in full, failing which he can be imprisoned. Under the pretext of preventing economic abuse of women, this law legalizes the extortion of money by women. Interestingly, if he asks for money from her, he can be jailed for that as well. Furthermore, he is responsible for paying the rent if the couple resides in a shared rented accommodation.

b) As per the law, she retains the right to the residence. This is a very convenient means of getting control of the house regardless of whether she has any legal right on the property. Moreover, if he is booked under DV, he is responsible for paying the rent as well, even though he may not be allowed to live in the house or he might even be in jail.

c) If she decides not to cook and wishes to eat out in a restaurant everyday, he cannot afford not to oblige, lest he invites the DV provision for “not providing food”, for which he could be jailed.

d) If she has an affair and he tries to prevent her from meeting her lover, he could be punished under the DV act, as he is preventing her from meeting someone.

e) He can be booked under the DV act if she feels that she has been insulted. Insult is a relative term, which is totally left to her discretion. Interestingly, if she insults and abuses him verbally or even physically, he does not have any legal recourse in this law

If men are legally disadvantaged to this degree under female-favoring laws, in addition to being thrown off trains and publicly slapped by women, how convincing does the female-targeted abortion story become?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaD3kHc1Gh8

http://savemarriages.wordpress.com/2006/11/10/the-...


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Red Oaks. Thanks for your great questions and interest. The situation is India is not about hatred for women but is financial. The culture demands an extravagant dowry for women which can bankrupt a family. Failure to provide it may result in abuse of the new bride by her new family.

When faced with paying what is the equivalent of tens of thousands of dollars, many choose not to have daughters. Apparently MOST choose not to have daughters. Some women who refuse abortions are physically mistreated in attempts to cause a miscarriage. Other newborn girls are murdered. One woman testified that her 4 month old daughter was thrown down a flight of stairs by the grandmother. The case of gender selection abortions in India is highly documented and does indeed exist. Laws prohibiting sonograms to determine the sex of a fetus were put into place because of this. Most just ignore them though.

I will view the links you attached and thank you for the information. With other countries in the throes of killing infants and America now on the bandwagon, we must remain aware and work to stop this horrible killing of babies.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

Hyphenbird--That is truly horrible! I am convinced by what you are saying. I get so sick of hearing the "My Body My Choice" mantra here in the US. But what is going on in India just takes the cake. Unbelievable...

We almost abolished abortion in my state last month but were defeated by the pro-choice crowd.

http://personhoodmississippi.com/amendment-26/why....

http://www.rebeccakiessling.com/index.html

I may write about this myself but it will be after several hubs.

I appreciate your taking the time to check out my links :-)


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

I agree Red Oak. The "my body" thing is invalid when it means taking an innocent life. Abortion for any reason needs to be illegal and people brought back into touch with their hearts. I looked at your links. They are powerful. I look forward to reading the Hub you write on this subject.


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tamarawilhite 4 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

The silence of feminists in the deliberate killing of girls by abortion is a horror in itself. It seems more important to be able to kill children that are inconvenient than to admit 30-60 million girls were killed before birth merely for being girls, enabling patriarchal cultures to oppress women even more.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Tamara. I agree with you. The acceptance of this is horrifying. I just don't understand but then I cannot fathom the horror that is abortion anyway. We must spread the word and get people active in stopping this tragedy.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

Intentionally ending the life of any living thing is usually known as killing. This even goes for plants. Chemicals used to end the life of unwanted weeds around our driveways and fences are known as weed killers. We do not say that we gave our weeds an abortion. If spraying weeds is an example of killing something, then wouldn't an act of ending the life of a fetus that has a human beating heart also be an example of killing something?

Pro-choicers object to the term "baby killing." However, everyone seems to be in agreement that if it grows, it is alive. There was no objection to this notion when I was in elementary school and first learned what it meant for something be alive. We were taught that plants were alive. I found that fascinating as a child. Why is it that unborn, growing human fetuses with beating hearts, the ability to use motor skills to kick and wiggle their fingers, and the ability to consume food not also considered living? If they are considered living, then intentionally ending their lives would ordinarily be considered killing. Is a fetus not a growing organism? Would this not make it something that is living? Would ending its life not be considered killing it?

When a pregnant woman is in a car wreck and miscarries, she will almost always say something like, "I lost my baby," or I was in a wreck that "killed my baby." However, when a pregnant woman has an abortion, she does not say, "I killed my baby" or "my unborn baby was aborted in a car wreck." Somehow the word "kill" is used when the baby dies accidentally but the word "abortion" is used when the mother ends her baby's life intentionally. That sounds backward to me, just from a sheer language mechanics standpoint, irrespective of one’s political position on abortion.

Women who lose their babies in car wrecks seem to all agree that life begins at conception. But women who choose to have abortions fight tooth and nail to declare that life begins at some later arbitrary time, such as birth. So, pro-choice women agree that life begins at conception, except in the case of abortion. In that case, life begins at birth. This is Orwellian double speak, no if's, and's, or but's.

I have a question for these women. Which is it? Make up your minds. If you say that life begins at birth, then I shall certainly be at liberty to object to you when you say that your unborn "baby was killed." Similarly, I should be at liberty to lambaste you for regarding your 6 month old fetus as living human fetus as a "baby," right? And, finally, because you object to me when I, a pro-lifer, express sorrow over babies lost in abortion, I should feel free to object to you when you express sorrow over losing your unborn child in a car wreck, with the same degree of vileness that you use against me, right? Abortion is baby killing; to regard it in any other way is mincing words -- end of story.

After a doctor does an abortion on a living baby, the baby is no longer alive. This means that the baby either died while the doctor was extracting it, or it died after extraction. If the fetus ceases to be alive after extraction, then would this not require the doctor, or some outside force, to end the life of the baby? Babies that are born prematurely often survive.

If a doctor performs medical services on a pregnant woman, and she loses her baby as a result of his malpractice, then he is just as heavily fined if he killed a child or adult due to negligence.

If a man kills his pregnant wife, he is charged with a double homicide. But if she kills HIS unborn child against his heartfelt pleas for his child’s life, he cannot have her charged with murder.

Hmmmm. It looks like the pro-choice argument is poorly constructed and drips with logical fallacies.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Red Oak. Those people know it is killing. They just choose to skirt the issue by refusing to use words like baby, alive, beating heart. By determining gender one must admit that is a human being in the womb. I will never fathom how a person could burn it to death with a saline solution or induce labor then crush the skull and say it was not a baby. Satan lives and breathes in human flesh like ones who can do such a thing.

The inconsistency will always remain because deep in the heart and mind everyone knows it is wrong to abort-to kill-a baby.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

Hey Hyphenbird -- Sorry if my last post was too long. I didn't realize I had typed so much until I hit submit. I am very passionate about this subject.

You said, "By determining gender one must admit that is a human being in the womb." Wow! I never even thought about that. They know full well that what they are doing is murder. We have Truth on our side and must never back down in the face of evil.

One day I hope that our nation looks back on abortion with the same horror and disgust as we do slavery. Keep up the good fight.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Red Oak, you may always use however much space you need. We all must be passionate about this terrible subject. Sure, they know it is murder. But like a serial killer (think Ted Bundy) they have no regard or respect for life. I shall never back down or compromise on this issue and also believe our nation will realize abortion is abhorrent and evil. If not, they will when Jesus returns and then it will be too late.


Emily 4 years ago

Just now seeing this article. THANK YOU for writing it! It was eye-opening. It is so sad how selfish people are! I am posting this on my facebook! Thank you again!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Emily. It was my honor to write this piece. I pray it opens many hearts to the horror of this issue. I thank you for sharing it on Facebook. I do appreciate the help in getting the word out about this.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

writer20, I just found your comment. It had gone to Spam. Regardless of how a baby was conceived, it has the same expectations of life as any other. I understand that some women could not come to accept the child but some do. Adoption is always a choice rather than murdering the innocent baby. Thank you for your visit and comments.


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Traci21 4 years ago from North Carolina

Abortion is such a hard topic. I couldn't ever have one, it was never an option. Never even crossed my mind. I can see were someone is scared but I never understood why adoption is not considered more. Is it because the mother of the child would see and want it when all is said and done?


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

Hello Traci21 It is indeed a hard topic and so very painful. Many women have had mental breakdowns over it. I believe each individual woman has different reasons for abortion. Some are overwhelmed or scared or alone. Some just are coldhearted. Like you, I never considered it and never would. Many decide against adoption for the same reasons I suppose. Thank you very much for taking time to comment on this sad article.


John Atkinsonia 2 years ago

I was not aware (or at least not certain) that gender selection abortion is legal. Thanks for informing me. I will approach a clinic in the future when I have a daughter.


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Hyphenbird 2 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful Author

You do that and change your name to Murderer while you are at it.

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