Pro-choicers (the ones who campaign for abortion access, not the mushy middle) aren’t very concerned with the idea of missing people the result of abortion. They look at a woman’s situation, consider a myriad different factors and identify that she could do nothing else. The person done away with gets lost in the other factors.
That is (fairly) easy to do in individual circumstances, because the person who is missing is, well, not there, but the woman who remains can tell you about the difficulty of her circumstance.
Not so when nations are faltering because of missing girls. The sheer numbers make it impossible to ignore, made more evident because of the gender imbalance.
Click here to read this fairly in-depth report from the BBC about India’s aborted females.
We’ve heard this story before but I’ll continue to draw attention to it. Because at the end of the day, those of us who are pro-life are saying whether it’s here in Canada or in India, those missing people matter. Not more than the woman who bears them, but in concert with her, they both matter.
We ought to work hard to stop female foeticide, as the article calls it, but in general we ought to work to stop all foeticide. These are the hidden societal ramifications of abortion, and if they don’t show up in the gender imbalance, those ramifications show up in other places.by