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“GENDERCIDE” IS THE SYSTEMATIC KILLING OF MEMBERS OF A SPECIFIC GENDER, EITHER MALES OR FEMALES.

Because of the traditional preference for boys, most of the aborted babies are girls. Due to the availability of ultrasound technology, sex-selective abortion is practiced and tens of millions of girls are aborted. There are 117 boys born for every 100 girls born in China, and in some areas the number is as high as 130 boys born for every 100 girls. According to the United States Department of State China Human Rights Report, released on February 25, 2009:  “The Law on the Protection of Juveniles forbids infanticide; however, there was evidence that the practice continued . . . Female infanticide, sex-selective abortions, and the abandonment and neglect of baby girls remained problems due to the traditional preference for sons and the coercive birth limitation policy.  Female babies also suffered from a higher mortality rate than male babies, contrary to the worldwide norm.  State media reported that infant mortality rates in rural areas were 27 percent higher for girls than for boys and that neglect was one factor in their lower survival rate.” Given that 400 million births – greater than the entire population of the United States – have been “prevented” through the One-Child Policy, there is an entire nation of women not living in China today because they were aborted before they were born. This is gendercide.