When I say that Abortion Hurts Women, I’m not talking about a lot of things that are very valid:
- I’m not talking about the physical pain of dilation before the baby is taken.
- I’m not talking about the physical pain of healing after the procedure.
- I’m not talking about the emotional pain of knowing that a life was ended.
- I’m not talking about the pain that is felt every time a mother sees another child of the same age.
More basic than that– Abortion is killing women.
A new study suggests that female feticide may be disturbingly common in some American communities. In an analysis of 2000 Census data published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Columbia University economists Douglas Almond and Lena Edlund examined the sex ratio of births among U.S.-born children of Chinese, Korean and Asian-Indian parents. They found “evidence of sex selection, most likely at the prenatal stage.”
The sex of a firstborn child in these families conformed to the natural pattern of 1.05 boys to every girl, a pattern that continued for other children when the firstborn was a boy. But if the firstborn child was a girl, the likelihood of a boy coming next was considerably higher than normal at 1.17-to-1. After two girls, the probability of a boy’s birth rose to a decidedly unnatural 1.51-to-1.1
This isn’t in China or India– but right here in the United States. Parents are using access to abortion to make the decision that because the baby is a girl, they do not want it. Abortion is skewing the population, and ending the lives of millions of little girls– women– before they even take their first breath of air.
So, who is it that truly loves and wants to protect women, and who are out for their destruction and pain?
- Hat Tip: Vox Day