Stop Sex-Selective Abortion

Problem: 

According to UN statistics, there are 100 million girls missing around the world. Where have they gone? Many of them are left on the sides of roads, drowned, maimed and thrown in trash bins. But even more of them have been aborted.

The reason? They were girls, not boys.

Sex-selective abortion, also colloquially known as “gendercide,” is a huge problem across Asia. A traditional preference for sons, combined with harsh population control measures, has led to the wholesale destruction of little girls. This destruction that has left places like China in demographic turmoil, as young men are beginning to outnumber young women by substantial margins.

With immigration, the problem is also beginning to spread to the United States, as well.

What We Do: 

PRI was one of the first groups to discover and raise awareness of this issue. We work with legislators to try to ban sex-selective abortion here in the United States.

H.R. 3541, the Pre-Natal Non-Discrimination Act, would do just that: ban sex-selective abortions at the national level. We are fighting to help get this bill passed.

Our president, Steve Mosher, helped move this bill forward by testifying before the Congressional sub-committee.

BILL STATUS: Feb. 16, 2012: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. (View full timeline.)

Our videos, press releases, and writings on the subject have helped inform the public about the seriousness of this problem. (See "Learn More", below.)

Help Us: 

You can help by:

  • contacting your Representatives and telling them to support H.R. 3541, the Pre-Natal Non-Discrimination Act.

  • raising awareness in your own community about sex-selective abortion, and

  • continuing to support our efforts against this expanding problem.