August 31, 2007

7 BRIDES FOR A BILLION BROTHERS:

Rise in India's female feticide may spark crisis (Nita Bhalla, 8/31/07, Reuters)

Increasing female feticide in India could spark a demographic crisis where fewer women in society will result in a rise in sexual violence and child abuse as well as wife-sharing, the United Nations warned.

Despite laws banning tests to determine the sex of an unborn child, the killing of female fetuses is common in some regions of India where a preference for sons runs deep.

As a result, the United Nations says an estimated 2,000 unborn girls are illegally aborted every day in India.

This has led to skewed sex ratios in regions like Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as well as the capital, New Delhi, where a census in 2001 showed there are less than 800 girls for every 1,000 boys.


Fortunately, historic enemy has the same problem, so a quick and dirty war that kills a few tens of millions of males clears the whole thing up.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 31, 2007 6:11 PM
Comments

"A woman's right to choose."

That Old Nick--such a kidder!

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 1, 2007 6:33 AM

Lou, meaning no disrespect, but you're behind the times. When I was in law school, back in the 90s, the accepted locution was simply "a woman's right." You know, that right which is constitutive of what it is to be a woman, that right without which a woman isn't a human being, just a barnyard animal that walks on her hind legs, really.

Posted by: Random Lawyer at September 1, 2007 2:41 PM
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