Erika Christakis, a blogger for Time Magazine, as written an essay acknowledging what pro-lifers have been warning about for many years: that the growing male-female imbalance in India and other Asian countries is behind an increasing number of rapes and brutalities against women.


According to Christiakis, the sadistic rape and brutal murder of a young woman on a bus in India is  part of a growing epidemic of rape and abuse of women in India and other countries related to what she calls “fundamental demographic forces,” namely, the widespread practice of sex-selective abortion favoring boys over girls.

Christakis qotes Mara Hvistendahl, author of Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, who says, “The sex ratio imbalance directly leads to more sex trafficking and bride buying. (…) More studies need to be done….[But] it is clear from historical cases and from studies looking at testosterone levels that a large proportion of unmarried men in the population is not a good thing,” says Hvistendahl.

Christakis herself notes:

Growing evidence suggests that in countries like India and China, where the ratio of men to women is unnaturally high due to the selective abortion of female fetuses and neglect of girl children, the rates of violence towards women increase.

Full article.

If even Time Magazine is beginning to recognize this problem, the pro-abortion movement is close to losing yet another rhetorical weapon in its aresenal: the claim that legalized abortion is somehow a feminist or pro-woman cause.


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