Italian doctors don’t want to do abortions

A pro-choice book reveals that there is an abortionist shortage in Italy. The book says:

“In Sicily, 87.6% of gynecologists refuse to perform [abortions], citing conscientious objection.

Research by pro-choice Italian doctor Silvana Agatone found that of over 10,000 gynecologists in Italy, only 1200 performed abortions. She and many other pro-choice doctors are nearing retirement, and she worries about the rise in the numbers of young doctors claiming conscientious objection…

Once a week doctors travel from Milan or Rome to Ascoli Piceno in east central Italy to perform abortions in the city hospital, where there is not a single gynecologist who will perform them.”

Judith Orr Abortion Wars: The Fight for Reproductive Rights (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2017) 34 – 35

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Indian woman kills four babies for being girls

A report by the United Nations Population Fund told the story of an Indian woman named Ranu:

“She strangled her first two babies to death because they were girls, terminated two other pregnancies because the foetuses were female …Yet she and her husband Mukhtar have no remorse about the fate of their “missing” daughters.

“I will kill other children if they are born girls,” Ranu said, explaining that she is too poor to pay for their weddings…..

The girl child is killed by putting a sand bag on her face or by throttling her. It is not a rare phenomenon. It happens without hindrance.”

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) :  “The Promise of Equality: Gender Equity, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals.”

India’s baby girls decimated through infanticide: reportDawn October 13, 2005

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Author describes infanticide in Tibet

On infanticide in Tibet:

“Three women I interviewed described how a relative or acquaintance of theirs had delivered a healthy baby, only to have a nurse kill it with a lethal injection in the soft spot on the forehead.”

Catherine Whitney Whose Life? (New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1991) 191

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Indian researcher: soon no more girls will be born

Researcher Sabu George, commenting on sex selection abortion in India:

“The future is frightening. Over the next 5 years we could see more than a million fetuses eliminated every year. At this pace we’ll soon have no girls born in the country. We don’t know where it will stop.”

Corinne J Naden Abortion (Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2008) 103

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Researcher witnesses China’s forced abortions on women

Stephen W Mosher writes about what he saw in China:

“The year was 1980. One of the first American social scientists allowed to do research in China since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949, I was living in rural Guangdong and was engaged in a study of an agricultural commune. One day several hundred young commune women, all pregnant with their second or third children, were ordered to attend family planning meetings. Inquiries revealed that the provincial government had secretly ordered a 1% cap on population growth for the year. Local officials were complying the only way they could – by launching a family planning “high tide” during the month of March to terminate as many pregnancies as possible…

No woman was to be allowed to bear a second child within four years of her first, and third children were strictly forbidden…

Over the next few weeks I became an eyewitness to every aspect of this draconian campaign. I went with young women to family planning “study sessions”… And saw them harangued and threatened by senior party officials. I follow them as they were taken under escort to the commune clinic and watched – with the permission of local officials who were eager to demonstrate their prowess in birth control to a visiting foreigner – as they were aborted and sterilized. I spoke with anguished husbands and heartbroken grandparents and interviewed poker-faced officials in charge. I left China a few months later with women’s pleas for help still ringing in my ears”

Stephen W Mosher A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight against China’s One Child Policy (Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993) vii–viii

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Chinese worker describes enforcing one child policy

Chinese nurse “Chi An” had a job enforcing the one child policy in China. She emigrated to the United States and wrote a book about her experiences. In this quote, she describes coercing women to abort their “illegal” children.

“The unpleasant part began in the second half of January and was an unending and often exhausting struggle from then until the end of the year. Identifying the women who conceived children outside the plan was hard enough, requiring me to perform public examinations on all those suspected of being pregnant. Pressuring women who were pregnant with “illegal” children to get abortions was even more time-consuming. Even though I had the help of the Women’s Federation, there were still dozens of women who remained unswayed by “heart-to-heart” chats. The hard cases were now my responsibility, and there were not enough hours in the day to deal with all of them…

I asked Secretary Chen if we could order them all to attend a single family planning study session. He readily agreed. Our first session was held in April, in an isolated storeroom far removed from all the shops and dormitories.

We used what in Party parlance were “hard and soft” tactics – known in the West as the “good cop, bad cop” approach. Secretary Chen and other senior officials would first frighten the women with harsh threats of dire consequences for failing to abide by the one child policy. Then, speaking softly and as a friend, I would tell them that I was there to help. I was an expert at convincing women to abort – I had learned all the arguments during my earlier training at the hospital – and my gentleness help to break down their resistance. Those who angrily resisted Secretary Chen’s bluster often broke down in tears when approached by someone they thought was sympathetic. I would put my arm around them, and they would go quietly to the hospital.

Throughout 1983, each time the number of women awaiting abortions reached 20 or so, I would schedule a study session. The holdouts would be ordered, on pain of heavy fines, to report to the storeroom. To increase the pressure on the women, I obtained Secretary Chen’s permission to keep them in custody for as long as they resist. During the day they would be subjected to morning to night study sessions.  At night they would be locked in the storeroom. They would  only be released if they agreed to an abortion.”

Stephen W Mosher A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight against China’s One Child Policy (Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993) 267 – 268

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Chinese abortion clinic advertises 50% off abortions for students

The ad below shows a Chinese abortion clinic offering students 50% off on their abortions.

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Translated, the ad says:

Students are our future, but when something happens to them, who will help and protect them? Chongqing Huaxi Women’s Hospital has started Students Care Month, where those students who come to get an abortion can get 50% off if they show their student ids. Abortion surgeries are the most advanced in the world, won’t stretch (your womb), won’t hurt, it’s quick, and you can do what you want afterward, it won’t affect your studies or your work.

Apparently, the babies in the womb are not part of China’s future. Thanks for JivenJehoshaphat for providing this quote.

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Baby aborted alive at 9 months in forced abortion in China

LifeSiteNews published this picture of an aborted baby from China.  The child was nine months along when he or she was aborted.  The baby was a victim of China’s forced abortion regime, the One Child Policy (which now allows couples to sometimes have two children, but definitely not more) .

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From the LifeSiteNews article:

According to English reports regarding the original post, the pregnant mother was forcibly held down as she was given an injection to induce labor, after which the baby “even gave a cry when it came out,” but was left in a bucket to drown.

Kathleen Gilbert “Photo of baby aborted in China at 9 months in forced abortion circulates on Internet, sparks outrage” LifeSiteNews Apr 3, 2012

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Author explains why some Indian women may kill their baby girls

Author Gita Aravamudan writes about one reason why women in India are resorting to infanticide of girl babies:

“A woman who gave birth to girls had no value in her own home. If she produced too many she could be thrown out of her marital home. Her birth family too would reject her. Killing her own daughters, therefore, was an act of self-preservation. If she defied society and kept them alive, she would probably end up alone with the additional burden of bringing up her daughters all by herself.”

Gita Aravamudan Disappearing Daughters: the Tragedy of Female Foeticide (New Delhi, India: Penguin Books India, 2007) 35

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Abortion of baby girls in Bombay reaches terrible proportions

“In Bombay, of 8000 amniocentesis test indicating the babies were female, all but one of the girls were killed by abortion.”

Jo McGowan, “In India They Abort Females,” Newsweek, February 13, 1989

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