A bitter conflict that continues unabated.
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But sex selection and the culture behind the practice give rise to violence against adult females as well. In developing states mothers known to be carrying girls sometimes face physical abuse, often in an attempt to induce an abortion. The lack of brides for “excess” males has created a veritable industry in sex trafficking throughout East Asia, especially to China and Taiwan, some of it forced. Harvard’s Erika Christakis pointed to the Indian rape as another, even more brutal, possible consequence: “the preference for male babies in India and much of the world may be at the root of this senseless violence.” Although correlation does not prove causation, the “rates of violence towards women increase” in nations as their male to female gender ratios increase, she explained.
There are other adverse social consequences. Warned Christakis: “The imbalance has squeezed poor and uneducated men out of the marriage market in particular, so there is a surplus of young men who are unable to find partners and assume standard adult roles in their societies.” Their frustration could even turn into fodder for social unrest and foreign conflict.
Forty years ago pro-abortion advocates won the battle of Roe v. Wade. But they short-circuited the political process, effectively jump-starting the vibrant pro-life movement. In recent years more people have declared themselves to be pro-life than pro-choice, and the majority of Americans oppose unrestricted abortion. The vast majority dislike sex selection abortion. The pro-abortion lobby may ultimately lose the political war.
No where is the tension between liberty and life more obvious than the issue of abortion. Yet the real issue is responsibility, not choice. One must take responsibility for one’s actions to preserve liberty. Which in the case of abortion means protecting, not destroying, life.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online