If a fetus can be transferred to a fabricated womb, can the right to abortion survive?
Sex-selective feticide is warping the balance between male and female births and consequently skewing the sex ratios for the rising generation.
The world over the past three decades has come to witness an ominous and entirely new form of gender discrimination: sex-selective feticide. The feticide is implemented through the practice of surgical abortion with the assistance of information gained through prenatal gender determination technology. All around the world, the victims of this new practice are overwhelmingly female and occurs all around the world. In fact is is almost universally female.
The changes in the rules will be the biggest shake-up in a generation.
The Department of Health in Britain is to announce plans for a new system of independent counseling for women before they finally commit to terminating a pregnancy. The move is designed to give women more “breathing space”.
A new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reveals a listing of “adverse events” regarding use of mifepristone (RU-486). According to the data, 14 women have died using the abortion drug and 2,207 American women have sustained injuries. Approx 1.5 million women have taken the drug so far.
A government’s advertisement billboard in support of baby girls in Morena, India.
The practice of aborting female fetuses if they don’t yet have a male child is becoming more common and widespread among couples in India, according to a new study.
Higher rates of out-of-wedlock births correlate with higher crime rates roughly 20 years later
A study in the latest issue of The Journal of Law and Economics finds a link between out-of-wedlock births and rates of murder and other crimes.
20-week old fetus. Nerve connections in the brain are not sufficiently formed to allow pain perception until after 24-weeks
Fetuses aged 24 weeks or less do not have the brain connections to feel pain, according to a working party report published this week by the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Almost 18,000 abortions were carried out on girls aged under 18.
Government data have disclosed that 89 girls aged 17 or under who terminated a pregnancy last year had had at least two abortions previously. The head of Britain’s largest abortion provider said many young women were living chaotic lives that meant they could not organise contraception.
The proportion of abortion patients who were poor increased by almost 60%.
The abortion rate skyrocketed among poor women just as the economy tanked, according to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute. “Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients, 2008” reports that poor women’s “relative abortion rate was more than twice that of all women in 2008.” What’s more, “the proportion of abortion patients who were poor increased by almost 60% — from 27% in 2000 to 42% in 2008.” We already knew that the recession has put many women’s pregnancy plans on hold at the same time that it has made it harder for women to cover the cost of birth control; and, given that the proportion of women living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2000, the Guttmacher findings should come as no real surprise.
China and northern India have unnaturally large numbers of boys but the problem is rising.
Imagine you are one half of a young couple expecting your first child in a fast-growing, poor country. You are part of the new middle class; your income is rising; you want a small family. But traditional mores hold sway around you, most important in the preference for sons over daughters. Perhaps hard physical labour is still needed for the family to make its living. Perhaps only sons may inherit land. Perhaps a daughter is deemed to join another family on marriage and you want someone to care for you when you are old. Perhaps she needs a dowry.
China has 32 million more young men than young women – a gender gap that could lead to increasing crime – because parents facing strict birth limits abort female fetuses to have a son, a study released Friday said.
U.S. 2007 Baby Boomlet
More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any year in the nation’s history, topping the peak during the baby boom 50 years earlier, federal researchers reported Wednesday.