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2013-03-15 20:23:11

"A civil society does not discriminate against people - born and unborn - for their sex or for disability. We should be celebrating diversity, not destroying it," said AUL's Dr. Charmaine Yoest WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended the North Dakota legislature for passing an historic, first-in-the-nation bill, based on AUL model legislation, that would ban sex-selection abortions AND abortions for...

2012-05-29 10:24:06

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will vote on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 which will restrict abortions motivated by sex discrimination. Tom McClusky, Senior Vice President for Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), had the following to say: "The fact that many abortions occur out of discrimination based on sex-selection, especially against girls, is a tragedy that U.S. Rep. Trent Frank's...

2012-04-16 22:21:08

Mothers born in India but living in Canada are significantly more likely to have male babies for their second and third births compared with women in Canada, found a new study of male:female ratios in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Our findings raise questions about why there are more male liveborns than female liveborns among Indian couples who have had two or more previous babies," states Dr. Joel Ray, St. Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto. Researchers from...

2011-12-01 12:20:00

FRONT ROYAL, Va., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 6th, Steven W. Mosher will testify in favor of a proposed ban on sex- and race-selective abortions before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Committee on the Judiciary. Mosher, the President of the Population Research Institute, is an internationally recognized demographer and authority on China's one-child policy, which has resulted in the abortion and infanticide of tens of millions of Chinese...

2011-10-25 11:54:00

NEW DELHI, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The countdown has begun for the birth of 'Baby 7 Billion' in India, says global child rights organisation Plan International. On October 31, the day when the world population is projected to surpass seven billion, Plan will celebrate the birth of a girl near Lucknow, the capital of India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. Plan International is using the occasion to draw the world's attention to India's growing gender gap. The...

2011-07-11 08:40:00

NEW DELHI, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- India must urgently tackle its "vanishing" girl population as the nation awaits the birth of the world's seven billionth baby, says child rights organisation Plan International. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110711/DC32131 ) Plan will mark October 31 - the day when the global population is projected to pass 7 billion - by celebrating the birth of a girl in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. According to...

2011-06-14 23:05:19

Why are female foetuses aborted in China? Does an increase in the number of abortions of female foetuses reflect an increase in son preference? Sociologist Lisa Eklund from Lund University in Sweden has studied why families in China have a preference for sons. At the time of the census in 2005, almost 121 boys were born for every 100 girls. Last year's census showed that sex ratio at birth (SRB) had improved somewhat. But it is still too early to celebrate, in Eklund's view: the narrowing of...

2011-05-31 09:21:00

On China's Children's Day, Members of Congress, demographic experts and leading human rights organizations sign declaration to end gendercide WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Children's Day, leaders from the left and the right will stand together to proclaim one truth that everyone agrees on: Gendercide -- the systemic elimination of a particular gender -- is wrong. This June 1st, at 1 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room #2456 (Washington, D.C.),...

2011-03-14 15:09:14

In the next 20 years in large parts of China and India, there will be a 10% to 20% excess of young men because of sex selection and this imbalance will have societal repercussions, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj.101368.pdf A preference for sons in China, India and South Korea combined with easy access to sex-selective abortions has led to a significant imbalance between the number of males and females...

2010-12-22 19:16:00

Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found. The study, led by Dr Rebecca Kippen from the School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne, analysed responses from more than 2,500 people participating in the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, combined with a series of in-depth parental interviews. The survey found that 69...