India : 47 years of MTP Act and 300 million murdered

(Live Action News) August 10, 2018 – “Man will turn into the cancer of the planet,” said Julian Huxley after seeing crowds gathered on the banks of the Ganges in India. During his tenure as the Minister of Health and Family Planning in India, Chandrasekhar, an associate of Huxley and a close friend of Margaret Sanger (and a member of the British Eugenics Society), made sure to carry forward his fellow eugenicists’ dream by opening India’s doors to abortion.

August 10, 2018, marks the 47th anniversary of legalized abortion in India through the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971). The country legalized abortion with one of the most permissive laws of the time while abortion was illegal and unthinkable for most reasons in many parts of the world. The law was passed as a result of mounting international pressure to control India’s population. This began the carnage of unborn children through abortion in the country.

“Official” abortion numbers are grossly underestimated

The government figures on the number of abortions committed so far since 1971 is around 25 million. However, this figure does not represent the true number of abortions; it only accounts for abortions committed at government-approved facilities by registered practitioners. Therefore, illegal sex-selective abortions, legal abortions committed at private hospitals, and medication abortions (RU-486) obtained over-the-counter or on the black market are not included in this data.

Since the year 2000, the government has been reporting that an average of 700,000 abortions were committed in registered facilities in the country annually. But several reports over the years contradict this number significantly.

Since 1976, several reports have claimed that 4-7 million abortions occur annually in India. Chabbra and Nuna (1994) found that an estimated 6.7 million abortions were committed in the country annually — and in 2002, the Abortion Assessment Project of India estimated an annual figure of 6.4 million. UNICEF’s report (1996) estimated 5 million annually.

But, even more shocking, a recent study conducted by IIPS (the International Institute of Population Sciences) and the Guttmacher Institute listed the actual incidence of abortion in India for 2015 at 15.6 million — a figure twenty times higher than the government reports.

Abortion pill sales have skyrocketed

According to a report published in Lancet Global Health, in 2016, India recorded a staggering annual sale of 11 million doses of mifepristone and misoprostol — the RU-486 abortion pill regimen. (To compare, in 2012, 7 million were sold, and in 2011, 6 million.) These packs can only be used for abortion. The Indian government has allowed the use of mifepristone and misoprostol for abortion since 2002 — and in just five years (2002 to 2007), the country saw a whopping 646% increase in the sale of abortion pills. The total market for abortion pills in India is 400 crores ($4 billion).

Sex-selective abortions are still prevalent

The data on the prevalence of sex-selective abortions also paints a bleak picture. Almost 4.2 to 12.1 million sex selective abortions were committed in a period of three decades (1980-2010). This data correlates with recent estimates by the Population Research Institute, derived from the figures provided by India’s government, that 11 to 14 million sex-selective abortions were committed since 1990. Abortion promoters around the world celebrate ‘chemical abortion’ as liberating, empowering, modern and reliable. But in India, it has exacerbated the problem of gendercide, targeting women even before they’re born.

There is a widespread consensus among scholars that the annual estimate of 6 million abortions is an underestimate. But even taking these low estimates as an average, one can see that the number of preborn children killed in India totals nearly 300 million.

Last year, the Prime Minister’s office disapproved of an attempt to extend the legal abortion limit to 24 weeks after a Sangili incident in which aborted baby girls were fed to dogs. However, another effort this year, backed by the National Commission for Women, the government is seeking to extend legal abortion to 24 weeks. For preborn babies with disabilities, there would be no limit, and abortions could be committed up to birth.

If this effort is passed, India will soon surpass China in the slaughter of massive numbers of preborn children.

This article was originally written by myself for Live Action News and reprinted with permission.

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UNMGCY jokes about Population Control and calls for One Child Policy

Eric Assoudrin of World Watch called for a more daring approach to promote One Child Policy in order to promote sustainable development. Cheered on by the moderator at a session, which took place at UN, he called for ‘political will’ to push one-child policy.

In a side event organized by the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY)  titled “Dialogue on Emerging Issues: Keeping the 2030 Agenda Relevant in a ‘Changing World’ – The only sustainable growth is degrowth”, panelists discussed various topics related to sustainable development.

At one point during the Q&A, a specific question was raised on what would be sustainable levels of population? This clearly caused discomfort among some of the panelists. However, Eric Assoudrin had an immediate answer. According to him, it is 2 billion as proposed by Paul Elrich, the famous Malthusian who himself acknowledged that his predictions regarding overpopulation ‘have not come to pass’.

“Am going to wade into the hornets’ nest of trying to answer the population question.” He joked as he began to answer the question. “There has been a lot of research on sustainable levels. And-Paul Elrich and John Holdren did one estimate of roughly 2 billion people and that was probably 15 years ago that that estimate was done. So we’ve done a lot more damage since then. it really depends on how much we consume right? Paul Elrich and John Holdren also were the ones behind the human impact equals population multiplied by affluence or consumption multiplied by technology. So if we can find the political will to live the Cuban lifestyles well low material affluence but good social services, good infrastructure, good education then we can sustain more people. Than if we all try to live these unjust kinds of high consumer lifestyles with pools of poverty you know in the slums around us.  But really it’s smaller than 7.5 billion and its certainly smaller than 9.6 billion where we’re heading or even higher. So we have to find some sort of political will just like around contract and converge around carbon emissions.. We’ll have to find some way to normalize and open up the conversation again around population because even in the American environmental movement we’ve…there’s a taboo now, talking about population control which is you know red flag word but whatever you want to call it. You just can’t just focus on giving families family planning access without the information, without the cultural normalization of smaller families and then….it’s interesting , I just worked on a project called Earth Education- we were looking at what children need to know for the shifting ecological realities that they have been born into. In some countries like Netherlands and other Scandinavian countries they have great comprehensive sexuality education starting around age six. It talks about female equality, it talks about sex, it talks about appropriate touching everything from a very early age. It’s not just about giving access to reproductive technology which we’re struggling even to do that basic minimum in this country for example. But really normalizing the conversation of sex, family size of pushing in the same way that we push people to consume more through advertisement. We should start talking about and normalizing conversation around ideal family size which in truth might be of one child families more and more if that is…if we can find that political will and normalize one child families. That’s the only realistic path other than coercion to get us–.or epidemics– to get us to a smaller population which is essential.”

The side event was a part of High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development organized at UN headquarters. Even though the conference hall was equipped to record the session, no documentation of the event was found except for a live video streamed by one of the panelists.

Eric’s comment “if we can find that political will and normalize [the] one child family that’s the only realistic path other than coercion” does not make sense said Reggie Litte John, Founder and President of Women Without Frontiers. Little John who has worked extensively to expose the coercive one-child policy of China and its resultant, Gendercide, said “The only way to “normalize [the] one child family” is through coercion.  China has demonstrated that a One Child Policy can only be achieved through forced abortion, forced sterilization and forced contraception – all at the hands of womb police.  China has stated it has “prevented” 400 million lives through the One Child Policy — greater than the entire population of the U.S. and Canada combined.  They have stated that this is their contribution in the fight against global warming.  But people are more than walking carbon footprints.  Imposing a global one-child policy would throw women’s rights back to the dark ages.”

Earlier on July 11thcampaigns were organized outside the UN asking people to sign petitions calling for UN Secretary General to promote a small family norm. UN agencies ‘celebrated’ World Population Day by organizing sterilization and distributing contraception in several countries. The same month UNFPA honored two affiliates of Planned Parenthood for their efforts in population control.

More than half of the world’s population is below replacement level. China is planning to pay couples to have children and 26 states out of 29 states in India have reached below replacement fertility. Yet population control dominates conversations at UN. No matter the problems discussed population control seems to be the solution at UN.

This post was originally written for IYC.