Sex selection now a milti-million dollar business
Disturbing article by Jasmeet Sidhu regarding the sex-selection business in America. The article is entitled “How to Buy a Daughter.” Globally this phenomena discriminates against girls, not boys. For example, FAB has written about sex selection in Canada, where girls are killed by abortion for the crime of being female. However, there is evidence to suggest that American parents who seek gender-selection assistance are more likely to destroy boys.
The procedure is described as follows:
Inside a fourth-floor office suite off a palm-tree-lined street in Encino, Calif., in an embryology lab, two men wearing maroon scrubs peer into high-tech microscopes. The men are fertilizing human eggs with sperm samples collected earlier that day. After fertilization and three days of incubation, an embryologist uses a laser to cut a hole through an embryo’s protective membrane and then picks out one of the eight cells. Fluorescent dyes allow the embryologist to see the chromosomes and determine whether the embryo is carrying the larger XX pair of chromosomes or the tinier XY. The remaining seven cells will go on to develop normally if the embryo is chosen and implanted in a client’s uterus.
Obviously, human embryos are being created and then destroyed for the crime of being the wrong sex.
Many pro-abortion advocates also oppose sex selection, because they rightly fear what this phenomena will do to society as a whole. More on that here. Pro-lifers share this concern, but ultimately, we oppose sex selection because it destroys human beings. We believe each and every human life is sacred and should be protected, regardless of gender.
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