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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