Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers replies to China's promise to crack down on sex-selection abortions.
A BBC News article, "China acts to protect baby girls," reported the same vow in 2004. Zhao Baige, then Deputy Director (now Vice Minister) of China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, vowed seven years ago: "Illegal sex determination and sex-selective abortion must be strictly banned . . . China has set the goal of lowering the sex ratio to a normal level by 2010."
The result? In 2004, there were 117 boys born for every 100 girls born. In 2011 -- a year after China had vowed to bring sex ratios to a normal level -- there are now 119 boys born for every 100 girls born. The gender gap has not closed, but widened.
Same government. Same vow. Should we expect a different result?
The Ottawa Citizen reports on displays of images of aborted children in towns around Ottawa, Canada.
In the case of a grisly photo of a first-trimester aborted child that was prominently displayed Tuesday, "we have documentation from the pathologist" as well as a letter from a lawyer confirming the pathologist's credentials.
"I don't know why in this age of instant information people are surprised at the visuals. You can see the facts (on the stages of development) in any high school biology textbook. And, if you know abortion techniques, then you know a child can be decapitated, can be disembowelled in an abortion."
Members of prolife group in Canada are claiming they were original prevented from praying in Montreal's Notre Dame Basilica by a guide because of prolife t-shirts but were eventually let in after threatening to go to the media.