American Sex Selection: The Underbelly of the Pro-Choice Perspective
If you live in twenty-first century America, it’s complicated. Corruption is rife in our political system, marriage is no longer traditionally defined, and conservative values are being eroded. We face problems that were unimaginable a century ago and must determine what our response will be. Regardless of era or circumstance, there will always be a right and a wrong. Being on the right means seeing things the right way. When we see an elderly woman being assaulted by a ghetto-dressed thug, we ought to see a criminal robbing an old lady, not a member of the low-income class rightfully helping themselves to the spoils of the wealthy. We must not allow our opinion to be persuaded by neither the media nor by what is deemed “politically correct.”
In the media, the most recent social infuriation has been entitled “gendercide.” Gendercide is the abortion of an infant, typically female, because it is the undesired gender.
This is an outrage on several levels. When a child is not the sex you wanted, you abort them. That is discrimination of the highest degree. Claiming to have the interests of women at heart, many pro-choice liberals encourage the abortion of the ones they claim to represent. Recently, a video was released of Planned Parenthood staff abetting sex-selection with the words “I hope you do get your boy.”
This treatment of the unborn girls of America displays the hypocrisy of the liberal left on the issue of women’s rights. As Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) stated, “This is the ultimate war on women, Mr. Speaker. There can be no rights for women if we do not allow them the right to life.” They are aborting the ones they claim to represent.
While this makes an exciting headline, there is a point that needs to be addressed. Is it the fact of sex-selection or the atrocity of abortion that make us fume? In reality, the media has taken this extreme form of sexism and run with it. Their concern is with the discrimination of the infant when focus should be on the lives they are taking. Gender discrimination is completely wrong. However, how is aborting a child because they are not the “preferred” gender any worse than aborting a child because they are an inconvenience? Frankly, it isn’t. We must not allow ourselves to be convinced otherwise. One form of abortion is just as wrong as the other.
Let’s be careful where we put our focus.