Feminists: Fighting For The Right To Kill Baby Girls!

A new bill that is working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives has feminists and pro-abortion advocates hopping mad.  The bill, The Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011, bans abortions performed because of race or gender. Sounds pretty straightforward, right?  Who would really oppose something like that?  After all, most Americans in this day and age are against discrimination.

The answer? Rabid feminists and abortion advocates who will fight against anything that may prevent abortions of any kind.  The NAACP has, rather shockingly, come out against the bill — which, remember, would ban abortions performed solely based on race.  You’d think that this would be something the NAACP would support, especially considering that a staggering 52% of black pregnancies end in abortion. But no, for those that support abortion, the so-called “choice” to kill your baby trumps all.

Likewise, considering that sex-selective abortion is a very real and rampant problem throughout the world–and one that specifically affects unborn females–you’d think that feminists would support this bill wholeheartedly. Michael Stokes Paulsen explains:

Millions of women obtain abortions because they do not want baby girls.

It’s shocking, but incontrovertible. Two decades ago, Harvard economist Amartya Sen, in an arrestingly titled article, documented the statistical reality that “More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing.” In a recently published book, Unnatural Selection, journalist Mara Hvistendahl convincingly demonstrates that the overwhelming reason for the increasingly large demographic disparity in the male-female birth ratio is sex-selection abortion. Hvistendahl estimates the number of missing or dead now to be 160 million and counting. Women have abortions because (among other reasons) they are able to learn the sex of their unborn baby and kill her if she’s a girl.

The phenomenon is most pronounced in certain Asian populations where the birth of girls is especially discouraged, but is not limited to Asia. Hvistendahl shows that sex-selection is not culturally or uniquely Asian. Male-child preference exists everywhere. Sex-selection abortion rises as birth rates fall, as wealth increases (especially in developing nations), and as technology for identifying a child’s gender in utero becomes more reliable and more available.

Sex-selection abortion occurs in America, too, and the practice is likely to increase. In August, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that a simple blood test seven weeks into pregnancy can reliably identify the sex of the child. Watch for a spike in abortion rates over the next few years as parents find it easier and cheaper to “choose” to have a boy by killing the fetus if—in a bitter reversal of an expression of joy—“it’s a girl.”

Far from embracing a bill that protects the right of girls not to be killed simply for being girls, feminist blogs are coming out against it.  Ms. Magazine is even asking women to mobilize against it.  So rather than fighting for the rights of unborn girls to be born, they’re fighting for them to be killed — simply because they had the misfortune of not being male.  How on earth is that feminist?

One interesting aspect of the arguments against this bill is that we don’t need it. Babies aren’t aborted due to race or gender in the United States, supposedly. But Live Action’s investigations have shown that Planned Parenthood is all too happy to accept money that will specifically go towards aborting black babies.  And while sex-selective abortions may be rare outside of Asia, they do occur.  With prenatal testing getting better every year, it isn’t unreasonable to expect some expectant parents to use abortion as a means of getting the gender they want.  Feminists say most abortions are performed in the first trimester and therefore, this is a non-issue.  But there are ways of finding out the gender in the first trimester.  This, of course, will never be brought up.

Of all the reasons for someone to have an abortion, doing so because their baby is the wrong gender or race is perhaps the most horrifying.  But far from accepting a bill that prohibits this, abortion advocates are fighting it.  And why?  The bill doesn’t ban abortions.  But instead of wanting to protect the most helpless among us and those killed for the most abhorrent of reasons (their race or gender), pro-aborts are looking to declare open season.

Feminists aren’t interested in fighting for women — otherwise, why would they oppose this?  What they’re interested in is feeding their sacred cow: abortion.  Likewise, the fact that the NAACP has no problem with aborting black babies simply because they are black (even with the fact that over half of all black babies are aborted) shows just how powerful the abortion lobby is.  It also broadcasts a very uncomfortable truth that pro-aborts would rather no one know:  that abortion and eugenics go hand-in-hand.  And the people fighting against this bill are taking a stand on the side of eugenics.

This bill looks to ensure that babies aren’t punished for being born of the wrong race or gender.  Pro-aborts, on the other hand, have no problem with killing a baby just because she is a girl or because he is black.  You couldn’t ask for a better example of the cold-blooded heartlessness behind this movement.

  • When you look at the picture of that beautiful baby girl and imagine that she could have been aborted it kind of drives the point home. Abortion is cruel.


  • What a beautiful baby in that picture. Abortion makes me cry. So unneccessary and cruel.

  • Sarah

    Please let many live. All life is sarcred

  • Cecilia Roders

    The mainstream feminists have sold women down the river so much, it makes me sick.  That’s why I don’t relate well to them anymore.  They don’t care about women and their REAL needs and rights.  They only care about abortion. 
    I’m all in favor of women’s rights, but, abortion is not the end all and be all of women’s rights that it’s cracked up to be.  In fact, in many situations, it seems to impede the woman’s rights.  Some examples of this are when women are coerced into unwanted abortions, or killed by angry partners for refusing abortion.  Women caught in sex trafficking are often forced to abort by the pigs that own them, so that the serving of customers won’t be interrupted by childbirth.  The abortion clinics sometimes know what’s going on, but don’t report to authorities so these women and girls can get the real help they need.  They just o the abortion and hand the woman back to the traffickers.  How does THAT support a woman’s rights? 
    These feminists are so into promoting abortion, that women and their needs just fall by the wayside.  Or the feminists are so stupid they literally think that abortion is all a woman needs. 

    • Well stated Cecilia. Kudos for having independent and informed thought. I myself am not against abortion, but I am against abortion for reasons of ethnicity or gender. For “modern feminists”, any reason to abort is a good reason. What modern feminists don’t understand is that gender-selective abortion represents the very foundation of oppression of women, which these groups claim to be wholeheartedly against. When you support gender-specific abortion (or just “abortion for any reason at all”) you also support sexism, rape, female genital mutilation, sexual slavery, brothels, honor killings, acid attacks and all other forms of barbaric patriarchal cultural abominations.

  • Oedipa

    “And while sex-selective abortions may be rare outside of Asia …  ”

    Isn’t that enough said? This smacks of a solution looking for a problem. Not to mention, it wouldn’t be effective. Are you going to employ mind-readers to divine the real reason a women’s in an abortion provider’s office? Maybe you can just profile Indian Americans or Chinese Americans, they’re easy to spot. But is there a way to easily detect Chauvinist Americans?

    • with the exception of the US, every geographic region that has raised their standard of living to enable ultrasounds has elimanated female babies at a greater rate than boys…sex selected abortions are rampant in the entire world and that could easily turn women into commodities…i mean more than they already are…

    • That’s like saying there’s no reason to ban rape if rape is rare.

    • John

      Basically a law like this is requiring women to provide a reason for their abortion. Of course they could easily just say that they don’t want a child right now as their reason, so I agree that it won’t have much if any impact. Hopefully it highlights abortions for such reasons as being unacceptable.

  • It is so sad to think that babies are aborted based on race or just having the misfortune of being female. I’ll admit that part of me was hoping for a boy and I was a tiny bit disappointed when I found out I was having a girl but never once did abortion cross my mind. After I had a few days to let the news sink in I was over joyed that my little princess was healthy and continuing to grow even a bit ahead of schedule in mommy’s belly.

  • Jessica

    they just dont want other people that arent like them popping up into the world

  • Ok, it’s disgusting that someone would want to kill their child dependent on which gender or race it is…I mean, it starts there and just gets more disgusting from there on. I’m totally pro-choice BUT wtf is this? People seriously do that? “Your child may be another skin color than you are” “oh, we better abort it.” That boils my blood.

    • TroubleAtTheMine

      Well then…you’re not totally pro-choice. I mean, I agree with you completely, but why not just outright own what you are saying?

  • Lea

    Despite being female I am not a feminist nor feminist supporter, but I do believe that abortion should be a choice….but not as a race, gender, or birth control method. I have heard of abortions taking place in Asia to decrease the population of daughters but this process taking place in the United States is news to me. A mother who believes she is unfit to be so, or was raped, etc., has every right to choose that path for their child when they are doing so for the child’s best interest (and I don’t want any comments about “oh well an aborted child could have had a good life!”, it will never know and therefore can’t miss it or grieve it), it is their child. But I can’t stand women that have abortions (especially multiple ones as a few people I know have) as a method of birth control or in the way the article discusses. If you want to make laws for abortion, make laws that demand a justifiable cause necessary before having an abortion, one that requires an investigation of income, living arrangements, and other necessities required to give a child a healthy life. If the conditions are indeed unfavorable, then allow the mother to get an abortion if they so desire, if this is not the case, deny mothers the ability to abort and suggest adoption instead. While this may not help the population problem, it seems like a more humane option as it would hopefully decrease the number of abortion abusers. This article disturbed me, enough where I may ponder that more women may be abusing the priveledge of abortion than using it for the more dire circumstances it should exist for…

    • Shoe

      Every child has a right to live. Life is life whether in utero or not. No one can rightfully assume the power to take that away from anyone. For some reason, unborn babies are viewed as property instead of an individual with a soul. There are options to abortion that would benefit both the baby and the mother. We all need to take a proactive stance in educating people about these options.

    • John

      Why do people always turn to abortion when they believe they will be unfit to parent or cannot afford the child? There are thousands of people who want to adopt a baby and many are willing to pay for the mother’s medical expenses. Why is this option not pushed more?

  • Mecemorgan

    Yep, the feminists are aborting their future progeny. Sort of like Protestants contracepting so much they are not replacing themselves in the pews.

  • Sheila

    It is always easier to tell someone else what they should do or how they should think, when you are not that person. I do not believe for 1 minute that people are having abortions based on gender or race, alone. This is an attempt to add fuel to a burning fire.

    • psalm

       What it *does* do is show the complete absurdity of  ‘pro-choice’ logic. Everyone cringes at the thought of abortion based on race or gender yet pro-choice logic supports equally arbitrary reasons for killing an unborn child.

    • Gender-based abortions go on all over the world. Some “abortions” are even done after child-birth – that’s right: female infanticide. Google is your friend. Try “gender based abortion” or “sex selective abortion” or “female infanticide”. Don’t just respond with the typical North-American feminist pre-programmed “it’s my body” response – inform yourself. What if your mommy wanted a boy and was all for gender-based abortion?  You wouldn’t be here!