WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Reps. Chris Smith, R-NJ, and Jim McDermott, D-WA, will host a bipartisan screening of the film It’s a Girl, a documentary about sex-selective abortion and infanticide in China and India.
Reggie Littlejohn, of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, is featured as an expert on China's one-child policy in the film.
“It is a great honor to play a role in this film, which unmasks the brutality of gendercide and leaves an indelible mark on everyone who watches it,” Littlejohn said of the documentary. “This is the authoritative film on gendercide, the true war on women.”
The U.S. Capitol screening will be held at the Capitol Visitors Center auditorium at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, April 23.
The film’s title contains “the three deadliest words in the world,” according to the filmmakers.
The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today, killed before or after birth simply for being female.
The film was shot on location in India and China, where more girls are eliminated each year than are born annually in the United States due to cultures that heavily favor boys.
The day after the film screening, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers will deliver a petition against gendercide and forced abortion in China with approximately 200,000 signatures to the Chinese Embassy.
Littlejohn and other human rights experts will deliver remarks prior to the screening. Congressmen Smith and McDermott will also speak. After the film is shown, experts will participate in a panel discussion about gendercide.
Congressman Jim McDermott’s participation in the event highlights a growing awareness of gendercide outside the pro-life community. Until recently, it was mainly pro-life activists who tracked and publicized human rights violations tied to abortion. But McDermott is an ardent proponent of legal, publicly funded abortion who prominently displays an image of himself at a Planned Parenthood rally on his House website.
Screenings of It’s a Girl have previously been hosted at the European and British parliaments. Additional screenings are planned for the Canadian and Irish parliaments.