Over 100 million girls are missing because of sex-selective abortion, and sadly, many pro-abortion activists oppose sex-selective abortion bans in the name of “women’s rights.” They either deny that it happens in developed countries, or claim that women have the right to do what they want with their own body, regardless of how offensive others might find their reasoning behind the abortion.
One of Live Action’s investigations exposed how gendercide is alive and well in the United States, with thousands of baby girls aborted just for being girls.
And last week, at a United Nations panel at the Commission on the Status of Women, Live Action founder and president Lila Rose gave a gripping presentation that ended with a standing ovation.
Calling sex-selective abortion “one of the biggest killers of girls today”, Rose pulled no punches, saying that this needs to become a core issue. With clips aired of Planned Parenthood employees showing how women could obtain sex-selective abortions, it became clear that this is not a problem reserved solely for countries like China and India. But regardless of where sex-selective abortion primarily occurs, it is our responsibility to respect the inherent value and dignity of all humans, no matter what their race or gender is.
Rose drove this point home, asking, “If we don’t treat the weakest members of society with the respect that we have for ourselves, how is that justice? How is that equality? How is that upholding human rights?”