Notice how this expressionless woman on the GOP-Republican payroll is caught lying (or "speaking from the heart" i.e. making up truths cause they think it will help them) and doesn't even flinch. They are trained well! (Bet the next one flinches are they start mixing and matching reactions!)
Kellyanne Conway's sex-selective abortion statements on AC360
Tonight on AC360° guest Kellyanne Conway stated, "You've got all these little baby girls being killed just because they're girls in this country.” Conway added, "We should look at the Guttmacher Institute statistics to really illuminate us on that. But it does, it does occur because there's so much science now, people can, they can know the gender of their baby and they make their choices accordingly."
AC360 checked into the Guttmacher Institute information about sex-selective abortion. This is the information on their website:
“…What is conclusively known is that the U.S. sex ratio at birth in 2005 stood at 105 boys to 100 girls, squarely within biologically normal parameters. Beyond that salient fact, two studies using 2000 U.S. census data to examine sex ratios among Chinese-, Indian- and Korean-American families found that although the ratio for first-born children in such families was normal, there was evidence of son preference in second- and third-order births, if the older children were daughters. Notably, the authors do not pinpoint the cause of the disparate ratios—whether prepregnancy techniques involving fertility treatments or sex-selective abortions. In addition, they comment that these three ethnic communities constitute a very small proportion—less than 2%—of the U.S. population. A third analysis that supporters of PRENDA rely on is a small-scale qualitative study involving interviews with 65 immigrant Indian women who practiced sex selection, either before pregnancy or during pregnancy through an abortion. Many of these women spoke of the social and cultural basis for son preference and the intense pressure faced by women in their communities to produce sons…"
The Country she was thinking of was India...
Families in India increasingly aborting girl babies, study shows: Up to 6 million females aborted over past decade, often when child was family's second and they already had a daughter
The US hasn't got to their level of rape yet, but it's possible.
Movie: Invisible War
The Invisible War - YouTube
THE INVISIBLE WAR - Sundance Trailer (12/01) - YouTube
Military rape victims urge accountability...
1. "From denying abortion to military rape victims, to aiming for total bans in the states, the GOP's assault continues"
2. Article: "Raped in the military, then raped by Congress"
3. "Legitimate rape" stops pregnancy because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," says McKaskill's GOP opponent
From Mother Jones: "Under Ryan's pro-life bill, a rapist could go to court and prevent his victim from getting an abortion."
Compare above with India:
Purves's article claims that we in the west are "looking eastward in disgust". I believe that disgusted parties would do well to turn their judgmental gazes on their own societies. Let's look east in solidarity and support for India's urgently necessary women's rights movement; let's keep talking about the social discrimination Indian women face, which affluent westerners do not. However, it is both prejudiced and completely fantastical to talk as though sexual violence is some kind of Indian preserve. We might have comparatively better women's rights in the UK, but this is due, in large part, to the social services that our wealth allows. Colonial history helped to create and global capital continues to sustain low standards of living in India. We would do well to be cognisant of our historically inscribed privilege before complaining that this horrific event has destroyed our pretty colonial fantasies.
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