Thursday, March 17, 2016

March is Women's History Month: how much history have we lost?

National Women's History Month in March is a designated time to remember the past contributions of women. How much of that history has been unwritten, however, due to abortion?

Since 1973, there have been an estimated 56 million abortions in America. That means 28 million women are missing from our society. How many scientists, teachers, doctors, mothers, siblings and friends is that?

Abortion is often discussed as a women's rights issue. Those who value the lives of unborn children in the womb--regardless of their sex or any other quality--have been described as being against women, or even conducting a "War on Women."

Is abortion a tool for helping women? Evidence actually suggests abortion may be the greatest tool of sex discrimination ever.

In countries like China and India, there is a perfect storm of tragedy. Abortion is legal in these two countries, there is a strong cultural preference for male children, and there are legal or economic barriers that tie abortion and culture together.

There may be more than 160 million missing women in the world, victims of sex-selection abortions.  

There is even some evidence that this practice exists in the United States.