Sex selection is overwhelmingly associated with China and India.
But it may be spreading to rich countries, too.
A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on April 16th looked at 767,000 births in Ontario province from 2002-07 and checked them against the mother’s country of origin.
For first-born children, the sex ratio was normal—105 baby boys to 100 baby girls (since boys are slightly more vulnerable to childhood diseases, this ratio provides for equal numbers at marriageable age).
For second children, the ratio was normal for mothers born in Canada.
But mothers born in South Korea bore 120 boys for each 100 girls.
And for Indian, Filipina and other East Asian mothers, the ratio was 110-111 to 100.
The explanation for this pattern in India is that couples welcome a first-born of either sex, but if she is a daughter, then some ensure the second child is a son.
That applies even more to third children: in Ontario, mothers born in India gave birth to 1,883 sons and 1,385 daughters, a hugely distorted ratio of 136 to 100.THIS GENDER BIRTH-RATE DISTORTION IS CAUSED BY MOTHERS CHOOSING TO HAVE SONOGRAMS IN ORDER TO DISCOVER THE GENDER OF THEIR BABY AND THEN USING THE INFORMATION TO MURDER THEIR BABY IF THEY DON'T LIKE ITS GENDER.
ABORTIONS FOR THIS REASON ARE ABSOLUTELY MURDER AND THE MOTHERS - AND FATHERS IF THEY ARE AWARE - AND THE DOCTORS SHOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR MURDER.
IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO TELL THE PARENTS THE GENDER OF THE BABY UNLESS THEY SIGN A PLEDGE NOT TO ABORT - WHICH IF BROKEN IS PUNISHABLE AS A PREMEDITATED MURDER.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND TO ALL MOTHERS!