“One of the biggest threats, the biggest killers of girls today, attacks on woman today is sex-selective abortion,” Lila Rose, pro-life activist and president of Live Action, said in a panel presentation at the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Thursday, March 12.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, and C-Fam’s International Youth Coalition (IYC) hosted the event entitled “Young and Courageous Because Life Can’t Wait,” as part of the annual Commission which runs from March 9-20. (C-Fam is the abbreviation for the Center for Family & Human Rights.)
“I’m not sure how many people are aware of this but one of the challenges that we’re facing in the United States and other countries across the world is what The Economist has called the war on baby girls,” said Rose. “And there’s over 100 million missing girls in the world today because of sex-selective abortion killing off children in the womb — particularly little girls because they’re not seen as valuable as men, as valuable as boys.”