Thousands of U.S. Baby Girls Missing Due to Sex-selection Abortion

January 31, 2020
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Democratic Candidates Silent on Lethal Discrimination in the Womb

Washington, D.C. –  According to a new analysis, data on sex ratios at birth in the United States suggests that as many as 8,400 girls may be missing due to sex-selection abortion for the years 2014-2018 alone.

In “Has the ‘Global War Against Baby Girls’ Come to America?” authors Nicholas Eberstadt and Evan Abramsky write, “These new data are worrisome, if not alarming—for they demonstrate that large-scale female feticide has been taking place among certain U.S. sub-populations over the past decade.”

The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) responded in a statement:

“Democratic Party leaders purport to be champions of women’s rights but are silent about lethal discrimination against baby girls in the womb,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “In contrast to the strong pro-life leadership of President Trump, every Democratic candidate for president in 2020 supports abortion on demand through birth, paid for by taxpayers, and even infanticide – but they do not state, and have not been asked, whether this includes a license to discriminate against our most vulnerable little sisters. Forty-four percent of rank-and-file Democrats say they are most likely to vote for a candidate who supports common-ground limits on abortion. With the Iowa caucuses and another Democratic primary debate fast approaching, voters deserve to know where the candidates stand on protecting girls from sex-selection abortion.”

The new analysis by Eberstadt and Abramsky confirms a previous report by Anna Higgins, J.D., an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, finding that sex discrimination via sex-selection abortion occurs globally – including in the U.S. – and arguing that discrimination abortion bans are constitutional.

SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.




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