Pro-life group Live Action has been behind the exposure of the prevelance of sex-selection abortions in the US, and the willingness of Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation clinics to keep the reason for the abortion hush-hush. They're calling the phenomenon "gendercide in America."
The issue has hit the news and within the past few weeks, the US House of Representatives voted on The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), H.R. 3541, which was defeated in a 246-168 vote. But, the debate is still hot, and popular opinion seems to be: gender selection abortion is more inhumane than other abortion.
Christianity Today's blogger Marian Liautaud said,
From Planned Parenthood to the 86 percent of Americans who said sex-selective abortions should be outlawed, virtually everyone agrees that aborting a child on the basis of its gender is unethical—even inhumane.Congressman Chris Smith wrote in the Washington Post,
Sex-selection abortion is cruel, it’s discriminatory and it’s legal. It is violence against women.Foster Freiss's blogger T. J. Haley asks,
Is Gender Based Abortion the Most Sickening Thing You’ve Ever Heard?and he says,
We simply cannot allow this barbaric way of thinking to spread in our country. This needs to be illegal and it needed to be illegal yesterday.LifeSite news points out that providers
break state law and perform an illegal sex-selective abortion.With all this commotion, I'd like to disagree.
To be more precise, this issue is just one more way that people are justifying killing little people so they don't have to deal with their problems. What's their problem? Choose one of these typical reasons why a child dies:
baby is sickI can't understand why:
baby might be sick
the pill didn't work
the condom didn't work
there are too many children already
we're moving soon
baby's mom and dad don't get along
baby's grandparents are mad at baby's mom
everyone has walked away from mom
mom just doesn't feel like having baby
baby conceived at wrong time
baby might be poor
baby might be stupid
baby's dad is also baby's uncle
baby's dad is also baby's grandfather
baby's dad is some stranger who took advantage of baby's mom
too many babies in womb
baby might cause mom health problems
no reason at all, just want to be un-pregnant
baby is a girlare more offensive than the first list. It just doesn't make sense. ANY abortion is a grave offense against the baby, a deep betrayal of the baby. It's saying to the baby:
baby is a boy
I don't care what your future problems are; I don't care to help you solve them. I'd rather kill ya.It's saying to mom:
I don't love you enough to help you raise your child and love your child; I'd rather leave you to deal with it, but if you don't have the abortion, I'm gone.Really, ANY abortion produces the same result: dead baby. Why is any reason to choose abortion any more or less legal than any other reason for abortion?
If abortion is going to be legal-- despite the obvious scientific fact that life begins at the union of sperm and egg as a zygote-- then isn't any reason to do the dirty deed enough to get 'er done?