The following comes from a May 6 release issued by the California ProLife Council.

Assemblymember Shannon Grove’s (R-Bakersfield ) bill, AB 2336, which would prohibit a person from performing an abortion if they have knowledge that the purpose of the abortion is to end the life of a girl in the womb, was heard in the Assembly Health Committee today. Grove stated, “I hope that women across California, regardless of political beliefs, will join me in condemning this attack upon girls.”

Anissa Gallegos, spokeswoman for California ProLife Council, said in a statement on Tuesday, that “Sex-selective abortions are happening in California. There are practices now banned in India that are allowed to take place here. Because California has become a mecca of free, government-sponsored abortions, Indian women simply get on a plane and get their gender-selective abortions in California, gratis. It’s a form of abortion-tourism. California’s abortion industry has become a government boondoggle.

The Assembly Health Committee heard the testimony of Angelique Guarneri (click here for video) a young woman whose mother brought her from India to California to be killed by an abortion, precisely because she was a girl. At the door of the clinic, Angelique’s mother was met by sidewalk counselors who volunteered to arrange an adoption. Angelique missed her intentional demise by a hair’s breadth.

Because of the nature of the issue, high-profile political leaders have started vocalizing their frustrations with sex-selective abortion’s inherent contradictions. The most recent instance being former President Jimmy Carter’s appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, March 24, where he called sex-selective abortion the “the worst human rights abuse on earth.”

“I’ll start with the worst statistic that I know,” Carter continued, “and that is that a 160 million girls are missing from the face of the earth because they were murdered at birth by their parents or either selectively aborted when the parents find out that the fetus is a girl.”

AB 2336 will not likely fare well in the Assembly Committee on Health, chaired by Assemblymember Richard Pan, who is an advocate for unlimited abortion and unlimited abortion funding. He is heavily supported by Planned Parenthood. In spite of this, Assemblywoman Grove has promised to not let this issue go away, “Every member of the legislature, and particularly the ‘Women’s Caucus’ should be openly opposed to this horrific practice,” said Grove.

The following comes from a May 5 statement issued by the office of Assemblywoman Shannon Grove.

It is no secret that for generations, China, India, and other nations have had a strong cultural preference for bearing male offspring. Boys are viewed as a blessing – future working men who can provide for their parents. Girls are often treated as a burden. As a local Telugu saying goes in India, “rearing a daughter is like watering a neighbor’s tree.” In China, a fascist one-child policy has only served to intensify the desire to have a son instead of a daughter.

As a result, the United Nations now estimates that as many as 200 million females worldwide have had their lives ended either through sex-selection abortion or infanticide, simply for being the “wrong” gender.

The sex ratio in India is now 112 males for every 100 females. In China there are now 120 boys for every 100 girls.

What has come to be known as “gendercide” is proving to have disastrous societal effects, where sex trafficking flourishes as a result of tens of millions of young men unable to find a spouse.

While this practice is rightly shunned from afar in the United States, most elected officials here have turned a blind eye to the fact that “gendercide” is happening right here in California, and it is perfectly legal.

In a 2008 study, Columbia University researchers found that among second children born in America to Chinese, Korean, and Indian parents, there was a male-female ratio of 117:100. For third births by couples that already had two girls, the ratio was an astounding 151 boys to 100 girls.

There is simply no statistical way to explain this imbalance other than by the deliberate aborting of undesired girls.

Often this happens against the will of the mother, who is pressured and threatened into aborting her daughter. Just last month, a Yuba City Punjabi woman, on grounds of self-defense, was acquitted of murder charges against her mother-in-law, who was threating the woman’s life if she did not abort her daughter.

In 2012, a series of undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood facilities throughout the United States for willingly accepting abortion patients for the sole purpose of gender-selection. For those who defend any and all abortions in the name of women’s rights, the irony cannot be ignored.

The fact is that right here in California, in the year 2014, girls are being discriminated against and killed before taking their first breath. That taxpayer dollars are used for this is salt in this fatal wound.

That is why I am carrying AB 2336, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which seeks to make California the ninth state to outlaw this practice of abortion for purpose of sex-selection.