Category: Sanctity of Life

Punjabi ideas of honour can lead to girl-shaming and prenatal sex selection

Studies suggest a significant proportion of Indian-origin families in Canada are practising female feticide, sex-selective abortion. A disproportionately higher number of male children were born to mothers of Indian origin in Canada, according to research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. This imbalance was starker for couples who already had two daughters.

The findings stirred much debate and discussion in the Canadian media.

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Is there a link between pregnancy and crime? These experts think so

A pair of economics graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken an interesting look at crime among new parents. And while their study hasn’t been peer-reviewed yet, their findings hint at something interesting, though maybe not entirely unexpected.

Maxim Massenkoff and Evan Rose used a very large dataset to consider crime and found that when women become pregnant, participation in drug use, DUI or property and economic crimes, among others, is cut by 50%. And the level of illegal activity stays down for the three years they examined after a child is born.

For expectant fathers, crime drops as well, though the numbers are smaller.

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U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released abortion data for 2016, indicating that the U.S. abortion rate has continued to decline, a trend that began in 1980. Between 2015 and 2016, both the number of abortions and the abortion rate (the number of abortions per 1,000 U.S. women of childbearing age) decreased by about 2 percent. The decline was fairly consistent, as 33 of the 46 states that reported abortion data saw their numbers decline. This is good news for pro-lifers, and for anyone who wants to see the incidence of abortion decrease.

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International Population Controllers Talk Reproductive Rights, Africans Talk Family Values

The 2019 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Nairobi last week will be remembered as a United Nations gathering that deliberately shut out pro-family and pro-life advocates from around the world.

“Most United Nations conferences will allow diverse opinions, but this one was hostile to anyone who spoke against issues like abortion or homosexuality. We also know that those admitted were sexual health and reproductive rights supporters, so their voice would dominate the summit,” Dr Wahome Ngare of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) told MercatorNet.

The restrictions did not stop there, on the final day of the Nairobi Summit, when KCPF and other organizations tried to organize a peaceful demonstration around Nairobi, opposing the ideas being pushed by the conference, they were blocked. The same forces that barred pro-family and pro-life supporters from attending the summit prevented them from marching.

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As more people search for abortion pills online, Texas opponents push to restrict access

Becky Visosky, executive director of Dallas’ Catholic Pro-Life Community, points to the 2003 death of Holly Patterson in California as a concern for allowing the use of abortion medications. Patterson died at 18 after taking mifepristone, formerly known as RU-486.
“This is a very significant pharmaceutical,” she said. “We have concerns about it being taken in any environment, but then add on to that removing a woman into her own home, not being in the care of a doctor.”

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‘Miracle Baby’: Announcer Praises College Football Player’s Mom for Walking Out of Abortion Clinic

A college football announcer gave a shout out to the mother of star Ohio State Buckeyes running back J’Kaylin Dobbins on Saturday, noting that she walked out of an abortion clinic when she was pregnant with Dobbins, whom she now calls her “miracle baby.”
“J.K. Dobbins’s mom, Mya, became pregnant when she was 18 years old,” Fox Sports announcer Gus Johnson said Saturday. “She went to the doctor because she was thinking about aborting the baby, but changed her mind.”
“That baby turned out to be that young man, J.K. Dobbins,” the announcer said, adding that Dobbins’s mom says now her son is her “miracle baby.”

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