Modern gendercide

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 10, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    China and India need to pay couples to make use of avilable technology that sepatates male sperms from frmale ones so they can choose to have girls. Many would choose to do this if the choice were offered to them. This could help fix this problem.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    July 10, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    @ Mountanman: God breathed life into Adam - life begins with the first breath and ends with the last - this is based on the Bible.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 10, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    @ Maudine. If you are trying to convince anyone that an unborn baby is not alive, you are just kidding yourself! Isn't it ironic that the only people who support abortion have already been born? Abortion is the ultimate act of selfishness!

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    July 10, 2011 12:14 p.m.

    @ Mountanman: Can you kill something that is not alive? When life begins is a philosophical question with many different answers. You don't get to force your answer to that question onto me or anyone else.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    July 10, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    The point isn't about abortion. That is a red herring. The point of the letter was the fact that 160 million men will not have a women in their life. And watch the social ramifications of that. Its happened, and continues to happen.

  • WestGranger West Valley City, Utah
    July 9, 2011 11:27 p.m.

    Feminists should be in an uproar. Are they? Females are not being allowed to be born. Does mainstream feminism start at birth? What we see is a liberal issue...abortion rights/pro-choice vs. the rights of females to exist upon this planet in the first place.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 9, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    @ Christy. What give you or anyone else the right to kill another human being, before they are born or not?

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    July 9, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    @Mountanman -

    Of course abortion is a right. What does that have to do with the tragically sad practice of aborting strictly females in Asia?

    This is a de-valuation of the female problem, plain and simple. Until attitudes change, this practice won't.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    July 9, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    As a liberal I will point out that I don't approve of abortion. But after studying the subject it's impossible to prevent. Wommen have been causeing thier own misscariges (abortion) since at least egyptian times. A simple herb tea can cause an abortion that they use in India.

    How do you propose to make it illegal and inforced? Will you investigate every misscariiage? Are you ready to throw millions of women in jail?

    We'd all like to stop abortion.

    But punitive measures are not the answer.

  • Brer Rabbit Spanish Fork, UT
    July 9, 2011 3:42 p.m.

    Sex selective abortions are no worse than any other abortion. Abortion puts us on the slippery slope to killing the infirm, handicapped, elderly and so on. Are we to think that if a woman chooses abortion as a method of birth control that it is different than a husband sex selecting an unborn child for abortion?

  • BirdmanKen Fishers, IN
    July 9, 2011 3:19 p.m.

    It's utterly astounding that so many fetuses have had their lives ended in the place that should be the safest of all: their mother's wombs. What a sad, sad shame.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 9, 2011 1:45 p.m.

    Liberals shouldn't be upset at this, after all for decades then have been telling us abortion is a right!

  • lovespeaks Lehi, UT
    July 9, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    I like some things about Obama, but hopefully he didn't send any of our extra money to fund abortions.

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 9, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    What this article ignores is all the "missing" girls from areas where there are no ultrasounds to determine the gender of the fetus or from areas where there is no abortion.

    Killing girls is nothing new - the question is do you kill them quick and easy before they are born? Or do they suffer for days, weeks, months, or possibly even years after they are born?

    I am not excusing the behavior of aborting a fetus because you would prefer it be a different gender. What I am saying, is that abortion is not the issue - the lack of value that women are given is the problem. And until that is addressed, girl babies will cintinue to go "missing."

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    July 9, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    Males and their male intellect have been a societal preference since the beginning of time.
    Some progress for females.....but not enough. We see this male preference in their domination of our modern religions, business, government, and unfortunately, sometimes deadly dominance in many families.
    The female brain is different. Woman see the world and our society with different eyes.
    This story is beyond tragic.

  • @Charles the greater outdoors, UT
    July 9, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    The comment is so true -- They aren't missing, they are DEAD!

    Let the abortionists excuse it away all day long.

    For the record, abortions for rape, incest and the health of the mother make up less than 1% of all abortions.

    Now, let's talk about the other 99% and why those girls are killed each day.