His new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, which he discusses on the David Letterman Show, as reported by Life Site News, is a must have for the women’s movement shelf of your library.
I just bought it and read through most of it in the first couple days (a good five page section focuses on women’s ordination in the Catholic Church); an easy but disturbing read, one that should help to change minds.
An excerpt from Life Site News.
NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The issue of sex-selective abortion is often raised by pro-life speakers, at pro-life rallies, and on pro-life news sites. It is seldom discussed on national late-night television by pro-abortion presidents.
But Tuesday night, former president Jimmy Carter called the issue “the worst human rights abuse on earth” on the Late Show with David Letterman.
The man from Plains told Letterman that “160 million girls are now missing from the face of the earth, because they were murdered at birth by their parents or either selectively aborted when their parents find out that the fetus is a girl. So, that many people are missing, and they’re all girls who are missing.”
Carter called the toll sex-selective abortion has taken “the worst statistic that I know.”
Indeed, the number may be an underestimate. The United Nations has indicated the number of girls selectively aborted due to their sex may number as many as 200 million.
When asked for country-by-country numbers, Carter noted 50 million girls were already missing in China by 1997, because of China’s repressive one-child policy. “The Chinese government had mandated one-is-best, two-is-most,” he said.
His remarks stand in contrast to First Lady Michelle Obama, who is concluding her tour of China without having condemned the nation’s coercive population control regime.
“India has had the same problem with [gendercide], and in many other countries as well,” Carter continued. One Indian family, for instance, killed 11 newborn girls hoping for a boy.
The UK Independent newspaper has concluded that even Great Britain is missing between 1,400 and 4,700 girls due to sex-selective abortions.
Carter noted the effects of the often-pronounced gender imbalances in Asia. “In China and India and South Korea and some other countries, young men can’t find brides to marry, so they buy brides and that increases the amount of slavery that exists on earth.”
That, too, is not merely a problem overseas. Some 100,000 girls in the United States are sold into sexual slavery every year, Carter said.
Letterman called the issue “unfathomable.”
The 39th president appeared on the CBS entertainment program to promote his new book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. The book repeats his longstanding contention that the Catholic and conservative evangelical ban on female clergy leads to wife battery and the purported gender pay gap. In his 2005 book Our Endangered Values Carter revealed that he confronted the late Pope John Paul II about the fact that the Catholic Church does not allow women to serve as priests. He also implied that the Southern Baptist Convention’s belief in traditional sexual roles is in some way responsible for Islamic female genital mutilation in Africa.
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