India’s girl deficit

India’s girl deficit

The Christian Science Monitor reports that, hey, it isn’t poor women in India having all those abortions, but the wealthy, educated class. So much for the socialist, classism rhetoric used by the pro-aborts: “We need legal abortion so poor women don’t end up in back alleys.”

We’ve been reporting on this trend for a while at CWR/CWN. India is experiencing the same imbalance that China is, namely that there are way too many men for every woman born, reflecting the desirability of having sons to support parents and the burden that heavy dowries put on families. On the other hand, it would be better for society to have enough women to bear children. This line was ironic: “Like China, India has encouraged smaller families through a mixture of financial incentives and campaigns calling for two children at most.” Unlike China, it doesn’t “encourage” smaller families by strapping women down into operating rooms and forcibly aborting their children if they dare exceed two children.

Even India’s “incentives” and “campaigns” are not as benign as that sounds. Some states are starting penalize large families, denying government benefits, certain jobs, and even placement in schools. It’s not that India has too many people; it has too many of the wrong sort of people.

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Domenico Bettinelli
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  • “The fruit of abortion is Nuclear War” (Mother Theresa). When it comes, I expect all liberal pro child killers to rejoice in their bountiful crop.

  • I understand there is an imbalance between males and females in Korea too.

    Several years ago a Chinese individual I interacted with told me how wrong it was for Americans to send their old folks to nursing homes. This individual was proud that Chinese families took care their elderly.

    Given the one child policy in China, nursing and aged-care facilities are a growing business over there in some of the larger cities.

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