The three deadliest words in the world : “It’s a girl!”
When I read the above article this morning, Ann Marie Dwyer’s post on “Going Global” the other day. She discusses the continued senseless deaths from poverty all over the world and encourages us to do our part.
Zionica states that, “India and China are said to eliminate more female infants than the number of girls born in the US each year.” and quote one woman who confesses to getting rid of 8 baby girls!
I understand the culture values males, and even understand somewhat the reasoning behind it, but I do not understand senseless slaughter of girls, from pre-born to adult, as if they are a n0n-valuable, throw-a-way, unwanted trash.
It is sad that people are dying every day from poverty and its resultant diseases. It’s even more sad that people deliberately take the lives of children because they are not seen as valuable.
In the US and elsewhere, the selection process for deciding which children to have and which to abort is different. You may make the cut if you’re a girl, but what if you have a disability or you are inconvenient?
How sad; how sad; how sad.