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.
Yes – in certain cultures Boys are preferred… but not always.
In the anthology book “Lesbians Raising Sons” author Jess Wells said of the Hatred for the Designated “Little Rapists”: “the male sperm – had been poured down the sink” –
To prevent the unthinkable shame of a male baby, or as Wells put it: “It was essential that I have a girl… I was profoundly disappointed. I wept. I sobbed… it brought up in me a frightening rage at the patriarchy.”…
“I kept thinking of all the concerts from which we would be excluded, all the radical conferences at which we wouldn’t be welcome, all the women’s land on which we could never live.”
”More insidious, there is a move afoot to regulate access to sperm…”
Men told not to rain on parade Unity key to Dyke March / 50,000 expected at S.F. Dyke March 50,000 expected — men not advised.
Women rule the world, if only for a little while – SFGate
For a few hours Saturday night, Vicki Noblegot a fleeting glimpse of a world devoid of men — and she came away excited and deeply moved.
“This is what the world would look like if women ruled the world, which we intend to do,”
Abortion has always been an assault on women.
Where are all the so-called feminists? Has anyone heard anything from Sibelius, Pelosi, Boxer, et al speaking out on this? What about the sexual mutilations on little girls perpetuated by muslims? What about ‘marrying’ little girls and raping them, and calling it a wedding rite? Where are the feminist voices speaking out against the kidnapping in Nigeria of young girls by the boko haran or whatever it is they call themselves. The silence is mind-numbingly loud.
yes, of course they spoke out against it many times.
Then why don’t these women’s rights activists decry abortion as the greatest of all evils and the real war against women. For surely more ‘women’ are killed in abortion every year than are systematically “persecuted” here in the United States.
But that would mean Nancy Pelosi would have to venture into “sacred ground.” Going to be interesting to watch the backtrack on that when the demographics prove that the so called ‘right’ to abortion has rendered society heavily male. Couple that with the push to put women in the front lines in battle scenarios – for which they are wholly ill equipped – and you’ve got a class-A documentary on ‘evolving’ positions.
Very good points, Ann! It’s ironic, isn’t it? Just look at the predominance of men in China! Taking the pill is a war on a woman’s body, too! Also, I find the airbrushed, ematiated models a visual war on a normal woman’s image of herself. Fortunately, most of us love chocolate chip cookies and french fries to let ourselves be taken in. heh heh I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for your faithfulness and consistency here.
What I see, Dana, in truth, is too many women hating on themselves for being women. Amazing, especially when the popular culture takes the first fruits of what women have then bags the rest to leave a bitter, frustrated, and often psychologically messed up shell that needs cognitive behavior restructuring just to get through the week. (Like, it’s just a body, it’s just a body after one has allowed oneself to be treated like a toilet.)
And with all the push to go natural or green, hey, it’s natural for a woman’s body to be more curvy than a male. It’s natural for a woman to want to nest unlike men usually do. And it’s natural for sex to lead to children. Vive la difference and all that. Every other ‘animal’ in this new age crowd gets a pass for being what it is – all except women. That’s war!
Hopefully folks will wake up on this abortion issue before we have the increased sex trafficking endemic in the East. Free choice to do whatever you want means precisely that. So how precisely anybody will legislate this little beastie is gonna be interesting.
YFC, you said, “yes, of course they spoke out against it many times.”?!!!! If this is so there seems to be no “historical record” to your claim.
This is “gendercide” of the worst order, but US feminists think killing off girls to promote boys is fine with them. Huh?
good cause, they falsely hide under the title of “feminists”. Environmentalism is their religion. Population Control is their dogma. Contraception and abortion are their ‘sacraments’. They want fewer people on the planet expelling C02. It is really no more complicated than this! It really doesn’t matter therefore what gender is eliminated, just so long as another baby isn’t born!
Well, good for Jimmy Carter. Still sensible after all these years.
Well, Brian, he did say recently that the Catholic church is to be blamed for pay inequality. “The Catholic Church, as you know prevents women from serving as priests and even as deacons. And I hope they change that,” Carter said. “I wrote to Pope Francis a letter concerning some of the issues I described in my book. He responded that it was his opinion that the role of women in the Catholic Church in the future should be greatly enhanced, without going into any detail. So I hope that, I’ll obviously send him a copy of my book as well.”
Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/jimmy-carter-religion-pay-inequity-women-104946.html#ixzz319DzzAiU
I confess that I’ve always deeply regretted voting for him. He just has too many contradictions. At least he can no longer be accused of being the worst president!
Sorry, but the more I hear about ‘Jimmy’ the more I’m convinced the man has some brain disease. That’s as charitable as I can be.
Sadly, you’re right, Dana. Carter no longer holds the title of Worst President. More’s the pity.
Racists often find a way to one-up the question, don’t they?
Schismatic didn’t work so now we’re onto manufacturing racists, YFC? As if you can garner sympathy for your ‘shared’ struggles by drawing false parallels based on nothing. You do me good, Sir. As where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.
Regarding the question, what is your answer? How would you propose those who staunchly pushed a woman’s right to ‘choose’ when it comes to killing her own child be attempting to pull in the reins when it comes to sex selective abortion? The almighty empowered, independent I-am-woman-hear-me-roar is not supposed to have to answer to anybody. Certainly not ‘the man’ and absolutely not Jimmy boy.
Doesn’t quite fit the narrative at all.
haha. If you mean we don’t approve of the sitting (or golfing) pres. you know very well he’s hardly black at all…there are so many truly black men that I would dearly love to have as president, and NOT because they’re black, which is a pretty paltry reason. I will say I’m getting mighty tired of hearing the word racist. It’s like using the f word and has definitely lost its punch from overuse for everything from political opponents to anyone liberals hate at the moment. The most racist people I know right now are liberals who use blacks to look legitimate and all encompassing…or diverse, as they say. It’s so blatantly obvious that it’s really a bit much sometimes to have to hear it day in and day out…the liberal mantra, which consists of a)Galileo when dealing with uppity Catholic scientists or in any discussion about Church vs evolution etc. b) the Inquisition where most liberals are totally clueless what it was about, who was involved or why but used to silence traditional Catholics c) racist, a really hot word in liberal land that can be used in a multitude of ways…just don’t bring up any history of the democratic party up to and including Lyndon Johnson who frequently used to N word and worse d) the liberal ‘clincher’, ‘bigot’ or right-wing. When using any of these trite expressions, a host of physical changes transform the liberal using them…spital shoots from their lips, their eyes glaze over and they go into a sort of dream state as they recite their accusations like rosaries, over and over and over.
Isn’t YFC cute, Ann Malley? Abortion in this country kills more black people than most others, and President Obama is all for taxpayers paying for abortions and leaving a child who survives it to die in a sink in a hospital without any kind of care — he was one of the few who did not vote for the Born Alive Act– and YFC has the audacity to call YOU a racist. In fact most of the abortion clinics are in Hispanic and black American areas. YFCs stone throwing hypocrisy just amazes me. Now he will probably post my e-mail on one of his protected sites, but the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence once “honored” me in such a way, so they beat him to it. That is if he in not one of them.
Ann I can’t even figure out what you are talking about.
And I meant spittle as in spittle-flecked nutty…mea culpa. ;0). Sorry! I am really veering from the topic !! At least this is a topic we can ALL agree on so I’m sorry for animadverting about liberals
Ann Malley, I would retract my post if I were able at 3:53 PM but as you know there is no way to edit or retract prior statements. I thought I was responding on the other thread in which McDermott made his obnoxious racist equation between CINO and CHINO.
Theses trigger words seem to have the same effect as that little bell on Pavlov’s famous drooling dog. Good liberal – I mean doggie – good boy! Now here’s your bone for the day.
The lock-step ‘liberal.’ The model for life, liberty, and the pursuit of non-judgement for an increasingly select few. And just try being a person of color in the womb.
I guess the cry of racism doesn’t count until after a helpless child has navigated their way past the butcher zone of abortion mills strategically placed in predominantly black neighborhoods. But that’s not racism – that’s empowerment???
YFC, you understand precisely what I write which is precisely why you go out of your way to undermine any kernel of truth therein. But that’s okay. It isn’t ‘my’ truth. Rabid disinformation as pertains to being Catholic is your vocation du jour. I just pray you love God, for He is famous for bringing good from evil.
And yes, I’m well aware of you coining the term ‘racist’ to smear Michael McDermott on another thread. It was intentional on your part. Much like your intention to undermine me with the same slur only it backfired on you because abortion, as it exists in this country today, is the most racist disgusting eugenics program on the planet.
Kudos to you AnnT in your honorary mention by the group I prefer not even to mention. If there was any question of one’s being Catholic, being denigrated by such a group is rather clear answer.
As for Carter’s protestant notions, he shares those faults with most of our fallen-away evangelical brothers. But “brain disease”? If that’s as charitable as you can be, you need to try harder.
As for “worst president” I can think of four since he left that were worse.
Okay, Brian S, I’ll say, “confused.” As to the what constitutes a solid presidency, we’ll have to agree to disagree.
I’m curious to find out what blog platform you happen to be using?
I’m having some minor security issues with my latest blog and I’d like to find something more safeguarded.
Do you have any solutions?