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Topics: sex ratio at birth

Ending Daughter Elimination in the Developing World



This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner.  It is reprinted with permission and does not fall under PRI’s Creative Commons 3.0 license.   https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/WB-Daughter-elimination.mp3 For most parents, daughters are a blessing. But in many parts of south and east Asia, where there exists a strong, culturally-rooted preference for sons, daughters are often unwanted and often selectively aborted prior to birth simply on account of their sex. In many Asian cultures, sons are strongly valued to carry …

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The Slaughter of Girls Continues in India



Nearly 550,000 unborn girls are killed in India every year by sex-selective abortion, a newly released report from the Population Research Institute (PRI) has found. The findings highlight the shocking extent to which girls in India—and other parts of the world—continue to be selectively targeted for abortion and elimination. The culprit is a strong cultural preference for sons that is present in India and other Asian cultures, which regards boys as blessings and girls as …

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Sex Trafficking Ring Found Selling Pakistani Women into Prostitution in China



https://www.pop.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WB-Pakistani-Trafficking.mp3 Pakistani authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of a sex trafficking ring that was found to be selling Pakistani girls into prostitution in China. The incident is part of an alarming trend that has seen sex trafficking and bride trafficking into China increase in recent years. Earlier this month, the Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) announced that its anti-human trafficking unit had rounded up eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis suspected to be connected …

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Federal Judge Overturns Indiana Law Banning Sex-Selective Abortion



A federal district court judge has ruled that a series of Indiana laws banning sex-selective abortion and other discriminatory forms of abortion are unconstitutional. Last Friday, Southern District Court of Indiana Judge Tanya Walton Pratt placed a permanent injunction on several pro-life state laws. Pratt’s ruling overturns a number of provisions in the Indiana Code banning sex-selective abortion, terminations targeting the unborn diagnosed with Down syndrome and other disabilities, and abortions performed on the sole …

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Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing In Asia (Foxnews.com)



Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia By Sherry Karabin 06/13/2007  — Courtesy Foxnews.com There is a little-known battle for survival going in some parts of the world. Those at risk are baby girls, and the casualties are in the millions each year. The weapons being used against them are prenatal sex selection, abortion and female infanticide — the systematic killing of girls soon after they are born. According to a recent …

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