In a phone interview with Supervisor David Chiu, he told Saunders: "There is no evidence that sex-selective abortions are happening in the United States. The legislative bans are based on racial stereotypes. We shouldn't be passing laws that could potentially cause doctors to not provide care or consider turning women into authorities for these laws."
Saunders states: No evidence? In 2011, Sunita Puri — then a University of California, San Francisco medical resident — published a study on sex-selective abortion; 65 Indian immigrant women participated in the study, and 24 said they had sought abortions because they were carrying girls. Common sense tells you it is happening among native and immigrant families — and among all ethnicities.
Puri talked to immigrant women who had aborted girls because their husband or mother-in-law wanted a male heir. Some feared a daughter eventually would grow up to bring shame on the families. Women who delivered girls were subject to verbal and physical abuse.
Journalist Mara Hvistendahl, author of "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men," estimates that sex-selective abortions have "claimed over 160 million potential women and girls — in Asia alone."
Why is it that even women believe having a female child is somehow degrading?
Why does one of the most liberal cities in America, with four of the co authors of this bill opposing sex based abortions, being women, support a law that devalues, dehumanizes, and literally destroys other women?
How is it that you can support the right to abort a child, but become morally incensed over the thought of killing it because its sex doesn’t suit you?
Do you see the problem here? Do you see the inconsistencies? Do you see the double heart?
It is beyond me that this same mentality permeates the hearts and minds of some who claim to believe in the Elohim of the Scriptures, using Him and His word to enforce injustices toward women. The idea that women are somehow less human, less valuable, less important than men breeds the very same poison toward women that Saunders writes about. Shame on us!