In India abortion practices so evil, they cause human trafficking
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
9/4/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Indian men have a problem. They can't find women who will marry them. The problem is caused by sex-selective abortions. And as evil begets evil, many of these men are turning to bride trafficking in order to find a spouse.
A sign in a hospital in India warns that sex-determination of a child before birth is prohibited under law.
NEW DELHI, INDIA (Catholic Online) - Indian culture favors male children over female so when sex-selective abortions became possible in the country, thousands, if not millions, of baby girls were aborted. This led to a sharp increase in the ratio between boys and girls in the country with some places seeing a birth rate of approximately 850 girls to 1,000 boys.
The problem became so apparent that the Indian government has outlawed sex-selective abortions, but that hasn't stopped some doctors from providing gender determination and abortions to parents who are intent on having boys instead of girls.
Today, as the lucky boys have grown up, they have found themselves in an unlucky position. Indian society, steeped in conservative values, places a high premium on marriage. As a result, living as a bachelor isn't an option for men who want to be respected in Indian society.
To solve this problem, Indian men are turning to matchmakers who arrange marriages between men and women, typically women who come from far away. Most of these women are far from willing.
A brisk trade in human trafficking networks across Southeast Asia with young women and girls, sometimes sold, sometimes kidnapped, and occasionally just tricked, are paired with husbands living in rural districts of India.
Hope for these women is slim, and even if they could escape their condition there would be no place to go. It's a sorry state of affairs when slavery is the lesser of all other evils.
The root of this evil is abortion. The Chinese have become acutely aware of this problem too, having dealt with an imbalance in the birth ratio for decades. In the case of China, the situation was exacerbated by the national one child policy compelling parents to have abortions even against their will.
Although various agencies, both government and private, as well as a plethora of faith-based organizations are working hard to stem the tide of human trafficking across the region, their efforts will be second-hand and feeble compared to any effort to end abortion which is truly at the root of this crisis.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for MARCH 2017
Support for Persecuted Christians. That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
Malaysian Pastor Raymond Koh was on his way to a friend's home in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, the morning of February 13. LOS ... continue reading
Observers are concerned that the United States and her allies are about to strike North Korea while using annual exercises as cover. The ... continue reading
The Philippines House of Representatives took a giant leap back when they voted to bring a dead (for good reason) law back to life. LOS ... continue reading
For some 35 years, the population of China was strictly controlled by the Communist government's one-child policy. Beijing, China (CNA) - ... continue reading
People in the Philippines are concerned after Oarfish began stranding themselves on beaches in February. Following the first stranding on ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Why is this 14-foot statue of Our Lady underwater?
- Outrage as Catholic University erected CROSSES on their own property ...
- Daily Reading for Saturday, March 25th, 2017 HD Video
- What happened during the London terror attack? HD Video
- Daily Readings for Friday, March 24, 2017
- 'Living Lent': Friday of the Third Week of Lent - Day 24
- St. Aldemar: Saint of the Day for Friday, March 24, 2017
- Pope Francis prays for Westminster terror attack victims HD
- Daily Reading for Friday, March 24th, 2017 HD
- Adorable girl captured stealing Pope Francis' hat in hilarious footage HD
- Supreme court nominee faces tough questions on religious freedom during confirmation hearings HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.