Voice of the People
Sex Selection Abortion: Destruction of Human Race
Another Global Disaster Looming on the Horizon
By Thomas Emmon Pisano
Historically, this is nothing new, the selection of male children over female. As early as the dark days of our planet's history, evidence has been found, that certain geographical areas of our world's population has practiced sex selection by using infanticide. The midwives in India, the Daiz, have used a technique where the newborn infant girls were taken and held in such a way upon removal, that it snapped the spinal cord and then they were declared stillborn. This was a Hindu tradition and considered acceptable. Among certain Native American tribes newborn baby girls were left in the wild to die after birth because of the hardships faced by the supposedly less hardy girl babies. In China, before the prenatal determination process was invented, newborn baby girls were abandoned so the family would not have to suffer with the care of the unwanted daughters. I have found instance after instance telling of the many primitive cultures practicing similar forms of female infanticide, shocking but true. Infanticide persisted into the 20th century unnoticed and ignored mainly because it was expedient to do so. Abortion is nothing new as well; in the 1100's Cambodian, Malaysian and Siamese doctors along with other health practitioners would pound a woman on her belly with a mallet to induce the abortion of an unwanted birth. This was a barbaric practice to say the least; but what are you going to do when you are a primitive and want to terminate a pregnancy? I suppose the ends do justify the means in many instances. In ancient Greece, the Hippocratic Oath forbade the practice of abortion. I am not going to debate the abortion issue here only one of the particulars. Only fetal sex and race selection abortion is being scrutinized in this piece, a despicable type of discrimination, discrimination in the womb. This is the ugliest form of misogyny, a misogyny that kills girls. Since the invention and use of ultrasound equipment and its distribution around the world, the practice of prenatal sex selection has mushroomed into a crisis of epidemic proportions. In parts of the world like India, The People's Republic of China, South Korea, Taiwan, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, New Guinea, East Asia, North Africa, Canada and The United States prenatal sex and race selection is being prominently practiced. North Korea has not been involved in this form of infanticide. A worldwide estimate has put the results of sex selection abortions at around 200 million fetal girls in the last twenty years, prior to 2006. These are appalling numbers. In India between 1985 and 2005 an estimated 10 million female fetuses were aborted. The ratio for normal natural selection births is 105:100 male to female respectively but in rural China; the ratio is 135:100 male to female births in 2002, a drastic imbalance due to these prenatal sex selection practices. Recently, emerging countries, realizing the negative natural impact that sex selection abortion is having on their societies, have banned the practice. The earliest laws banning this form of abortion and infanticide were put in force by the Soviet Union in 1919, Iceland in 1935, and Sweden in 1938. The Indian prime minister Singh condemned the practice and India, in its infinite wisdom, banned prenatal sex screening in 1994 after a realization of the consequences and banned sex selection abortion in 2002, it is now illegal to predetermine the sex of a fetus in that country. In 2003, the Chinese government banned sex selection abortion; maybe this was too late considering the 'missing girl problem' that has now arisen in that country with the lack of available mates approaching for the male population by 2020. In Canada, this problem has become an ethical and legal conundrum and in the United States where abortion rights are protected by the constitution, many lawmakers see this as a serious problem with ramifications affecting certain segments of our population. Many immigrants from Asia and many Muslim countries have taken advantage of our laws to follow their misogynistic traditions. Canada and America are havens at the moment for this heinous practice because of our constitutional freedoms, which are being exploited in this matter. A poll taken in 2006, (Zogley and USA Today), show that 86% of those polled wanted sex selection abortion banned in this country, and that race selection abortion was not favored in that same poll either. Patriarchy and racial discrimination in the womb, are being practiced at abortion clinics in minority depressed neighborhoods here in America and it is suspected they specifically target female and black fetuses for elimination according to several reliable sources. The Susan B. Anthony Parental Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, sponsored by congressmen Trent Franks of Arizona and Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, is designed to stop or at the very least slow down these forms of discrimination (sex and race selection abortion). Tough legislation needs to be put in place so that these forms of discrimination are not allowed to take advantage of our constitutional rights. America needs to be aware of these actions, which are occurring under our very noses. These forms of abortion are being hidden from our view by the various cultural mystiques that these citizens claim are religious and social heritages. They want us to allow these crimes against nature to continue. The American people are not naive nor are we stupid to the facts; sex and race selection abortion destroys the natural balance provided for the propagation of our species and to tamper with that balance on such a large scale will surely reduce us to extinction if we let it persist.
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Mr. Thomas Emmon Pisano, an electronics-engineer-turned professional writer, serves as US correspondent for The Seoul Times. A New Jersey native he has lived in California. He has started his writing career in 2003 and has authored four books including “No Murder Too Small” and Big Crimes Small Miracles.”