China's abortion-induced gender imbalance

AOL, China, gender imbalance, abortion 2.pngTo the right is one of AOL's headline stories this morning.

The "practice" is, of course, abortion.

Even the liberal Huffington Post as well as Aljazeera are noting a report coming from China:

More than 24 million Chinese men of marrying age could find themselves without spouses in 2020, state media reported on Monday, citing a study that blamed sex-specific abortions as a major factor.

The study, by the government-backed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, named the gender imbalance among newborns as the most serious demographic problem for the country's population of 1.3 billion, the Global Times said....

Researcher Wang Guangzhou said the skewed birth ratio could lead to difficulties for men with lower incomes in finding spouses, as well as a widening age gap between partners....

The study said the key contributing factors to the phenomenon included the nation's family-planning policy, which restricts the number of children citizens may have, as well as an insufficient social security system.

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The situation influenced people to seek male offspring, who are preferred for their greater earning potential as adults and thus their ability to care for their elderly parents.

The Global Times said abductions and trafficking of women were "rampant" in areas with excess numbers of men....

Illegal marriages and forced prostitution were also problems in those areas, it said.

Authorities put the normal male-female ratio at between 103-107 males for every 100 females. But in 2005, the last year for which data were made available, there were 119 boys for every 100 girls, the newspaper said.

However, the study said that in some areas the male-female ratio was as high as 130 males for every 100 females....

Researchers said the gender imbalance problem cropped up in the late 1980s when the use of ultrasound technology became more prevalent.

This allowed women to easily determine the sex of their foetuses, leading to an increased number of sex-selective abortions.

We've noted here many times that abortion exploits women in numerous ways.

In China and other misogynist countries we see abortion is not only being used to kill preborn baby girls, it is leading to forced prostitution of girls and women, illegal marriages, female abductions, and sex trafficking - often from one country or continent to another.

Not surprisingly, pro-abort blogs like Feministing and RH Reality Check are ignoring this abortion-induced international crisis. The former went so far as to acknowledge National Human Trafficking Awareness Day without noting the glaring tie-in.

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[Photo of baby via Aljazeera; photo of grooms and bride via The Times]


Comments:

That's 24 million easily expendable military conscripts for a nation arming itself to the teeth, outbuilding the US in submarines 9:1.

We are going to witness a new age of military adventurism from China. They have the money, the means, and 24 million extra citizens whose deaths wouldn't even make a dent in their population.

Compare that to Western Europe. England has the largest military by far in Europe, and their COMBINED army, navy, air force, marines are smaller than the US Marine Corps. The US has under 2 million active duty personnel.

This is a very dangerous situation. Perhaps the PP apologists could defend the one child policy in light of the growing Chinese militarism.

Posted by: Gerard Nadal at January 12, 2010 9:36 AM


Biblical prophecy enters in here.

Posted by: Maria at January 12, 2010 9:37 AM


Forced prostitution -- how about forced maternity?

Posted by: Cranky Catholic at January 12, 2010 9:42 AM


Gerard, Maria: I totally agree on both your points. I think abortion is a big player in end times stuff.

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at January 12, 2010 9:43 AM


This shows in a very tragic way the absolute horror that the abortionist movement has inflicted on humanity.

It was so easy for upper class and counterculture Western elite activists in the 1960's and 1970's to push abortion violence as a way to make their lives, especially their sex lives, easier.

In their blindness, however, they have left a tragic and horrible human catastrophe in their wake.

Posted by: Joe at January 12, 2010 10:00 AM


My patient friends have been listening to me pontificate on this subject for years, but I think most of them don't give it a second thought. I've been touting Steven Mosher's book, "Population Control" and I hope at least some of them will bother to read it. Mosher is scheduled to be on EWTN live tomorrow (Jan 13th) at 8 PM Eastern. Please consider watching it. China isn't the only demographic disaster in the making. The architects of worldwide population control have a lot to answer for.

Posted by: Charlene at January 12, 2010 10:22 AM


As a country who has exterminated over 50,000,000 children and who has exported the culture of death all over the world resulting in over 4 billion murders of innocent children since 1973, there is no way a Holy God can sit back forever and do nothing.

We are in an inexorable march to the return of Christ and as believers we all know what Ezekiel, Daniel, Jesus, Paul and John said about the end.

The events that are occurring in the world right now, i.e., the reemergence of Israel as a nation, Iran's threats to destroy Israel, the swelling of China's economy and growth of her military, etc., all point to that convergence of which America will most likely not play a part since she will have been destroyed long before the end.

So, while we do not know the exact time of Jesus Christ's return, we do know that in the end Jesus Christ wins.

Therefore, as the parable of the ten virgins teaches, all believers should not be so concerned with this world as they should be about the imminent return of Christ.

Posted by: Phil Schembri is Hisman at January 12, 2010 10:32 AM


Sad and horrible, and you're right, the feminist movement keeps silent about this. Abortions are formed in China very late, so in many cases these definitely aren't "blobs" we're talking about there.

Posted by: Phillymiss at January 12, 2010 11:53 AM


@Gerard: There's no way a China with a gender imbalance of that size could possibly keep up their current rate of production. I call it "Brute Force Economics." Essentially, their population is the "brute force" that is maintaining the standard of living for the highest socio-economic class.

That will, by necessity, change. There's no way that that level of production can be maintained without the brute force population behind it, and when the population starts getting dramatically smaller (due to the tiny amount of population that will be getting replaced) their economy will tank. Unless China either drastically rearranges the way they look at economics (which is possible, although it may be too late already) or they get a massive influx of immigrants (which, given their utter disregard for human rights, is stupendously unlikely), this is virtually guaranteed.

Basically, unless this massive military build-up has a pay-off within the next twenty years or so, then it's a non-threat.

Posted by: Keli Hu at January 12, 2010 12:08 PM


Seems to me that the situation of less girls equals less marriages from which to breed more children to add to the population. And environmentalist are screeching all the time how we need to decrease the population in polluted parts of the world. Coincedence? Doesn't seem like it.....

Posted by: Stephanie at January 12, 2010 12:18 PM


[Which verse teaches an any-moment return of Christ? Is the "day of God" (II Pet. 3:12) - which is 1000 years ahead - imminent merely because we're told to be "looking for" it? Just spied the following web item - a rare look behind the pretrib facade. - Janey]

In light of Bryon's accurate assessment of the Irvingites and their invisible pretrib rapture, I'd like to share some of the findings of historian (and documents "archaeologist") Dave MacPherson relative to "secrecy" which he says can refer to two different things: time and visibility. Before 1830 the only coming Christians looked for was the "every eye shall see him" second advent to earth - secret only in point of time. Enter Margaret Macdonald in 1830. She saw "the one taken and the other left" before "THE WICKED" [Antichrist] will "be revealed" - and added that her pretrib rapture would not be "seen by the natural eye" but only by "those who have the light of God within." Her rapture was doubly secret: at an unknown day and hour and also invisible to "outsiders." Desperate to eliminate Macdonald as the pretrib originator and the Irvingites as the first public teachers of pretrib, Darby defender Thomas Ice foolishly claims that they taught a secret POSTTRIB rapture (even though he knows that when Lindsey teaches "one taken" etc. before the Antichrist "is revealed" Lindsey is expressing the kernel of the pretrib view - what MM and the Irvingites clearly taught before Darby did!). As early as 1832, Irving's journal taught that only "to those who are watching and praying...will Christ be manifested...as the morning star. To the rest of the church, and to the world, this first appearance will be...unintelligible." Always trailing and "borrowing" quietly from the Irvingites, Darby in 1845 finally sounded like them when he wrote that "the bright and morning Star...is the sweet and blessed sign to them that watch...And such is Christ before He appears [at the final advent to earth]. The Sun will arise on the world....The star is before the [Sun], the joy of those who watch. The unwakeful world, who sleep in the night, see it not." (Darby's "Thoughts on the Apocalypse," p. 167) And Lindsey's "Late Great Planet Earth," p. 143, says that "the second coming is said to be visible to the whole earth (Revelation 1:7). However, in the Rapture. only the Christians see Him - it's a mystery, a secret." MacPherson's book "The Rapture Plot" has 300 pages of such documentation and he proves beyond any doubt that Macdonald was the first to "see" a secret, pretrib rapture, that the Irvingites soon echoed her in their journal (which Darby admitted he avidly read), and that Darby was last on all of the crucial aspects of dispensationalism. You may be saying, So What? Well, if the noisiest promoters of pretrib like to play games re church history in order to maintain their lucrative 19th century theory, can they convince us that they've never played a little fast and loose with Scriptural interpretation? Even the Word itself reveals the bad things as well as the good things about its heroes. Shouldn't we be as open and honest as the Word of God is? Just my thoughts.


Posted by: Janey at January 12, 2010 1:51 PM


What's the big deal?

The progressive humanists who rule china can just change the definition of marriage and all the excess spare males can either marry another man or some of the excess spare males can be gender reassigned to satisfy those males who's sexual preference tends toward the female form?

This arrangement will also address China's concern about their population growth rate.

Male homosexuals do not reproduce biologically and gender re-assigned males or females cannot reproduce biologically.

This is a win/win situation for the dead babies r us folks and the zero population growth groupies.

And of course the chinese progressive humanists can do what barbarians have always done, they can invade a neighboring country and take captive all the females they want or need.

The feministas of the west will not offer any resistance, vocal or otherwise. They have been perfectly content to sit silently while their chinese sisters have been violated again and again by the totalitarian humanist state that china is.

The feminaziz's response has been, "Let them eat rice cake."

yor bro ken

Posted by: kbhvac at January 12, 2010 5:13 PM


I'm moving to China.

Posted by: Marie at January 12, 2010 7:35 PM


Wonder if Kevin Jennings, our kinky "safe schools czar" will weigh in with an "educational" solution for the dateless and mateless guys in China.

Posted by: Pharmer at January 12, 2010 10:21 PM


There is one solution: as a nation, as a world united, we must turn to God in repentance. If we repent, what to do with 24 million (MILLION!) men who cannot find wives? Perhaps God will call forth 24 million priests.

Posted by: Sylvia at January 13, 2010 2:04 AM