The global war against baby girls

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The Global War against Baby Girls

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On December 6, 2006, Nicholas Eberstadt delivered this speech before the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee in a lecture organized by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute.

Over the past five years the American public has received regular updates on what we have come to call "the global war on terror." A no-less significant global war--a war, indeed, against nature, civilization, and in fact humanity itself has also been underway in recent years. This latter war, however, has attracted much less attention and comment, despite its immense consequence. This world-wide struggle might be called "The Global War Against Baby Girls." It is a conflict of astonishing and ever more dismaying dimensions. Whatever one’s personal estimate of our progress to date in the global war on terror, what remains beyond dispute humanity has been faring much more poorly in this other war. Herewith, my friends, an update on this global war’s many different fronts. . . .

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  • Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist and a demographer by training, is also a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum. He researches and writes extensively on economic development, foreign aid, global health, demographics, and poverty. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles on North and South Korea, East Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union. His books range from The End of North Korea (AEI Press, 1999) to The Poverty of the Poverty Rate (AEI Press, 2008).

     

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