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'Disappearing Daughters': The Killing of Indian Girls
Catholic Online ^ | 6/26/08 | Nirmala Carvalho

Posted on 06/25/2008 5:50:36 PM PDT by tcg

In India baby girls are being disproportionately aborted or neglected and left to die. In one area in the state of Punjab, there are only 300 girls for every 1,000 boys among high cast families, the report claims. The vice president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) reacts to the situation by discussing about what the Church is doing and about his hopes for the future

Findings from areas across five states in north and north-west India reveal that the asymmetrical sex ratio between girls and boys has not only worsened but is accelerating compared to the last national census in 2001. In many rural areas tradition dictates preference for sons, who work in the fields, over daughters.

The report shows that girls are less likely to survive in areas with more limited access to public health services and modern ultrasound technology. However, the deliberate neglect of girls, including allowing the umbilical cord to become infected, is used as a way to dispose of unwanted daughters.

The rejection of daughters rises proportionately to the number of offspring. In all areas surveyed, there is a decline in the proportion of girls among second-born children; even more so among third-born, a sign of frequent selective abortion, often with the illegal but well-paid assistance of doctors and nurses.

It is estimated that around 500,000 female foetuses are currently being aborted every year; 10 million may have been aborted in India over the last two decades.

CBCI Vice President Card Oswald Gracias told AsiaNews that “in India the Catholic Church has been striving selflessly to promote life from conception to its natural end, through our medical centres and nursing homes. In the most rural and remote areas of our country, the Church has been defending life irrespective of caste and creed.” ...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; feticide; girls; india; lordhanuman; monkeygod; obama; sexselection
Alarm bells are sounded as the number of female feticides and newborn girls left to die grows in India.Cardinal Gracias discusses the role of the Church and his hopes for a better future.
1 posted on 06/25/2008 5:50:36 PM PDT by tcg
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To: tcg

Shouldn’t NOW care about this????


2 posted on 06/25/2008 5:52:13 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: tcg

So much for feminism and “choice”. Bah!

So how does killing little girls help women be “empowered?”


3 posted on 06/25/2008 5:53:37 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: tcg
In Hindu Indian society, the birth of a female child is an unmitigated disaster. When it comes time for her to marry, the groom's family will force the bride's family to pay a dowry that will bankrupt her parents. When she moves into her husband's home, she becomes the slave of her mother-in-law. It is common policy to abuse daughters-in-law to the point of suicide -- and then the groom's family gets to financially rape another bride's family.

In the old days before the British arrived, a widow was expected to stand on her husband's funeral pyre and burn with this body. Look up the word "suttee" if you don't believe me.

4 posted on 06/25/2008 5:57:49 PM PDT by Publius (Another Republican for Obama -- NOT!!)
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To: tcg

How dare they criticize a different but equal culture? Next thing you know they’ll be complaining about Mauritanian slavery. Sheesh.


5 posted on 06/25/2008 5:57:50 PM PDT by Seruzawa (A skeleton walks into a bar and asks for a beer and a mop.)
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To: nobama08

Yes NOW should be concerned about this. Whether they care because it’s happening in another country, that’s the question.

NOW is a joke in some ways anyway. At the time of the allegations of sex harrassment against Clarence Thomas, they were ready for a crucifixion. When continual allegations were made against Bill Clinton, which reached its climax with Monica Lewinsky, NOW was not concerned. In fact one official from NOW publicly said that she would perform a sex act on Bill Clinton, because of all he had done for women’s rights and abortion rights.

Unbelievable isn’t it? How are we to be convinced to take a subject such as sexual harrassment seriously when NOW considers the political affiliations of people in determining whether or not to have outrage about such behavior?


6 posted on 06/25/2008 6:04:56 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tcg

Societies with excess males in their populations are bad news. If men can’t breed with women they tend to breed trouble.


7 posted on 06/25/2008 6:13:10 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Do I waste my time explaining? He had such trouble with my name.)
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To: tcg
'there are only 300 girls for every 1,000 boys among high cast families, the report claims'

A generation from now, they'll be wondering why so many Indians are queering each other........ignoramuses.


8 posted on 06/25/2008 6:17:30 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Barak and Michelle: The Sheik and The Freak.)
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To: Publius
Yup.


9 posted on 06/25/2008 6:20:18 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ( They told me that using the download page to download something was not something they anticipated)
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To: tcg

Hey! I have a fabulous idea! Let’s import the Hindu caste system here!


11 posted on 06/25/2008 7:13:06 PM PDT by BabaOreally
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To: BabaOreally

We can’t. Some ACLU lawyers will argue it conflicts with Sharia law.


12 posted on 06/25/2008 7:14:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: tcg

What happens to China and India, when they each have about 50 million “excess” males with no chance of ever finding a wife?


13 posted on 06/25/2008 7:26:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee
"What happens to China and India, when they each have about 50 million “excess” males with no chance of ever finding a wife?"

There's parity here, but you have to sift a bit. On the personals site I'm on I'm closing matches who mention that they support Obama in their profile. It's a lot more common than you might think, unfortunately.
14 posted on 06/25/2008 7:30:19 PM PDT by Windcatcher (The only way I'm for ending the WOT is if we have a War on Commies, starting in the U.S.A.)
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To: tcg

Obama would prefer to tear the daughters out of their mothers’ wombs with partial birth abortion. Obama is obsessed with death to innocents.


15 posted on 06/25/2008 7:39:07 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: Viking2002

Men can marry down a little but it is not acceptable for a woman to do so. The bride’s family will pay a premium dowry to marry up. You wouldn’t think high caste families would have an incentive to kill their girls, but they do - and they have the access to prenatal testing and the means to pay the required bribe (sex disclosure is forbidden.)


16 posted on 06/25/2008 8:02:57 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Travis McGee

Exactly my point. They will either sublimate their urges into productive avenues or use their frustrations for evil. Witness the hoarding of women by the elites in Islamic societies and the excess (and destructive) energy directed towards outside targets.

Or they all become interior designers.


17 posted on 06/25/2008 8:06:23 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Do I waste my time explaining? He had such trouble with my name.)
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To: John Williams
They’re gonna marvel at the carnage that ensued during the India-Chinese conflict.

Exactly.
18 posted on 06/25/2008 8:11:15 PM PDT by monkeycard (There's no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: nobama08

now didn’t care about the abused women in the clintoon situation, why would they care about anything like this.


20 posted on 06/25/2008 9:06:11 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Publius

and our country’s businesses are outsourcing jobs to this third world heap.


21 posted on 06/25/2008 9:07:43 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: tcg

India is becoming a hyper-masculine society and will evolve into an expansionist warlike state. China is already well on the way to such a condition. Ultimately the two states will likely go to war with each other.Too many young men for too few women stores up an explosive energy that is historically let off in war.If there is no external war then the state will be shattered from within by civil war.


22 posted on 06/25/2008 9:27:01 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: Travis McGee

They go to war with each other or they ally and explode outward.


23 posted on 06/25/2008 9:28:12 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: John Williams
They’re gonna marvel at the carnage that ensued during the India-Chinese conflict.

The 20th Century will pale in comparison to the Bloodshed that is coming in the 21st.

24 posted on 06/26/2008 1:52:18 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: Travis McGee

What happens to China and India, when they each have about 50 million “excess” males with no chance of ever finding a wife?

It is a rather tricky situation...
Let me show you another side of the multidimensional object.
All these ‘Excess’ males have parents.. and many cases these happen to be only child in case of Chinese parents. I am sure Indians love their children too...when most of the families have only a few...They are not gonna send their coveted sons to some godforsaken war. They are gonna hide them in basements and hope that no one knows....

Also these ‘excess’ males may have a very low chance of finding a wife...but there is always hope....may be SOB would win a lottery tomorrow and then definitely get a wife...

There is also polyandry and not to forget them boys may just start buggering each other...

This China-India war hypothesis is a very far fetched pipe dream...


25 posted on 06/26/2008 10:14:43 AM PDT by MunnaP
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They believe in equality for some women.


26 posted on 06/26/2008 3:00:17 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: Publius
“You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours.”

British General Napier

The best comment about moral equivelence EVER.

27 posted on 06/26/2008 3:11:41 PM PDT by allmendream (Life begins at the moment of contraception. ;))
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