Allison Sontag is working to End Gendercide Now

Allison Sontag

I want to end gendercide because it is not right to take away the rights of an unborn child just because of the babies gender.

I want to end gendercide because mothers should not be afraid of having a girl, and should not be forced to have an abortion or have to go into hiding just to keep their baby girl.

I want to end gendercide because no parents should feel ashamed or be rejected having a baby girl.

"Imagine hearing some of the most exciting news of your life: A doctor tells you you’re going to have your first baby. But then your doctor does an ultrasound—and says what have become the three deadliest words in the world: “It’s a girl.”

In China, India, and other parts of the world, those words are a death sentence for millions of unborn baby girls.

In both countries, part of the problem is a centuries-long cultural preference for boys, combined with coercive government policies. If the mother is pregnant with a girl, her family pressures her into aborting her daughter or abandoning her once she’s born. In China, the vicious One-Child policy also plays a large role. If a woman becomes illegally pregnant with a second child, she is forcibly aborted, and even newborn babies are killed. If a mother wants to save her baby’s life, she must go into hiding.

According to the United Nations, up to 200 million females are missing because of gendercide—victims of a systematic, methodical extermination of a gender. This has created a severe gender imbalance in the affected countries; to deal with it, women from other countries are kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery, or forced to live as wives to men who cannot find them in their own countries. Women forced to abort their babies often commit suicide.

To bring attention to this horrific problem, documentary filmmakers and human rights groups created a film titled “It’s a Girl.” It tells the stories of women who are pressured to literally kill for a son, and of mothers who would do anything to save their daughters. It follows the lives of unwanted girls, who are abandoned and trafficked."(http://www.lifenews.com/2012/11/19/ending-gendercide-200-million-missing-girls-in-china-india/)

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