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The tragedy of sex-selection abortion | LifeSiteNews.com

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The tragedy of sex-selection abortion | LifeSiteNews.com.

“On Sunday, June 26, CNN aired a heart-breaking report, “Nepal’s Stolen Children.” The documentary, narrated by actress Demi Moore, told the story of Nepalese girls who were sold into slavery and turned into prostitutes in neighboring India. During the broadcast Moore broke down and cried and spoke about making sure this kind of thing never happens again. While no one can disagree with that, the problem is that we are ignoring an important part of what is driving this inhumane traffic in innocence. That “part” was the subject of a New York Times column the day after the broadcast. The title, “160 Million and Counting,” referred to the number of “missing” women in the world. Not “missing” as in “disappeared,” rather, as in “never born in the first place.”

While the practice of sex-selection abortion originated among the more affluent, it eventually spread down the social ladder. And this brings us back to the tragedy in Nepal. The impact of selective abortion goes beyond the lives ended in the womb, horrid as that is – it affects society. A 2008 article by two Loyola Law School professors found that by reducing the number of potential brides, selective abortion in India increased the demand for sex workers. And one way that “demand” is being filled is through the Nepalese girls featured in the CNN documentary. The “lucky” ones are “smuggled and purchased from poor countries like Nepal and Bhutan to be brides for Indian men.” The more unfortunate are sold into the Indian sex trade.”

The effects of messing with the natural order are far-stretched and felt in every area of society ….. impacting it in ways we are yet to imagine.

 

Pray for these girls and their families, and their cultures, that the birth of baby girls may once again become the joyous occasion it is meant to be.

One Sperm Donor, 150 Sons and Daughters – NYTimes.com

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One Sperm Donor, 150 Sons and Daughters – NYTimes.com.

“Cynthia Daily and her partner used a sperm donor to conceive a baby seven years ago, and they hoped that one day their son would get to know some of his half siblings — an extended family of sorts for modern times.

So Ms. Daily searched a Web-based registry for other children fathered by the same donor and helped to create an online group to track them. Over the years, she watched the number of children in her son’s group grow.

And grow.

Today there are 150 children, all conceived with sperm from one donor, in this group of half siblings, and more are on the way. “It’s wild when we see them all together — they all look alike,” said Ms. Daily, 48, a social worker in the Washington area who sometimes vacations with other families in her son’s group.

Now, there is growing concern among parents, donors and medical experts about potential negative consequences of having so many children fathered by the same donors, including the possibility that genes for rare diseases could be spread more widely through the population. Some experts are even calling attention to the increased odds of accidental incest between half sisters and half brothers, who often live close to one another.

“My daughter knows her donor’s number for this very reason,” said the mother of a teenager conceived via sperm donation in California who asked that her name be withheld to protect her daughter’s privacy. “She’s been in school with numerous kids who were born through donors. She’s had crushes on boys who are donor children. It’s become part of sex education” for her.

Critics say that fertility clinics and sperm banks are earning huge profits by allowing too many children to be conceived with sperm from popular donors, and that families should be given more information on the health of donors and the children conceived with their sperm. They are also calling for legal limits on the number of children conceived using the same donor’s sperm and a re-examination of the anonymity that cloaks many donors.”

What kind of world do we live in that these are our problems??

What moral compass do we keep to allow things like this to happen??

How has this even become an “industry”, and how has it grown to this?

 

Hidden cameras expose privacy problem in a Macy’s fitting rooms | wtsp.com

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Hidden cameras expose privacy problem in a Macy’s fitting rooms | wtsp.com.

“A 10 News undercover investigation revealed customers may be revealing more than expected at Macy’s stores all across the country.  While it’s illegal to secretly videotape inside fitting rooms in Florida, Macy’s manages its loss-prevention by installing their privacy doors backward.

That means that any employee – or customer – standing up against the door can see inside.  But the person getting changed cannot see out.”

 

What the heck!  This is incredibly unethical, particularly because they weren’t telling the customers that this was the case!  If there were announcements about something like “Macy’s reserves the right to observe it’s customers at all times, including dressing room use”, there would have been an outrage.  Pretty good sign that it’s not acceptable.

 

My gosh.