A phenomenon of “missing girls” could be afflicting Victoria, Aisha Dow at The Age has reported. “A study of more than a million births suggests some parents could be aborting unborn female babies or undergoing embryo selection overseas in order to have sons.”
According to researchers, the findings indicate “systematic discrimination against females starts in the womb.”
Lead researcher Dr Kristina Edvardsson from Melbourne’s La Trobe University said, “We believe that some women may be terminating pregnancies after discovering they are expecting a girl and in other cases are travelling overseas to access non-medial sex selection services through assisted reproduction.”
In his piece titled, The Biblical View on Abortion, Dr John MacArthur rightly said, “Abortion is often portrayed as benefiting women. Yet ironically, when decisions are made on the basis of sex, girls are aborted far more often than boys.
“Out of 8,000 amniocentesis – that is abortions – done in Bombay, 7,999, one was a boy. This is true in China. You’re only allowed to have one child and if it’s a girl, they kill it.
“In one study in the United States, 29 out of 46 girls were aborted. Only 1 out of 53 boys were aborted. So the idea that abortion benefits women doesn’t seem to fit the facts. It winds up in the slaughter of women around the world.”