Friday, February 3, 2012

Be Aware: Women in India - Baby Girls

"50,000 female [unborn babies] are aborted every month since 1980" (or are murdered after birth). 

"Half a million girls a year are being aborted in India, equal to the total number of girls born in the UK. The scale of sex selection in Asia is extraordinary, yet it has not attracted the attention it deserves in the west. This is the age of "missing women" - an estimated 30 to 70 million of them. The number of girls born has dropped significantly because of sex selective abortions, and the sex imbalance has been aggravated by higher mortality rates as boys receive better care."
 Link to Article

The little girl in this mother's womb is anticipated with joy! Her life is celebrated!


These little girls' lives are seen as an inconvenience to their parents and, without a doubt, many of their potential family members and friends' lives were terminated for this very reason.


These little girls' lives are care-free, teeming with opportunity, marked by hopes, dreams and ambition.


These little girls' lives are a fight for survival against their culture, the lack of rights granted them and next to no protection offered them. It is hard to be ambitious when you're malnourished, hopeful when suffering from poverty or have dreams when everything about your future is bleak.


In our culture women have the same rights and opportunities as men and are less likely to truly be seen as a financial burden to our parents or husband.


Unfortunately, in India, women are not treated with equality, their opportunities are highly restricted and, although they bear a work load two times as heavy as the men do, they are viewed as such a financial burden (because of the dowry needed, by their culture not by law, for them to marry) that abortion, murder, poor treatment and abuse are all justified.


"And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant."
[Gen. 33:5]

Oh, to hear the fathers of India say this!

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