Before you read the rest of this post, I need to warn you: this subject matter is both alarming and troubling. As television news panel “discussions” continually frame every subject in politically charged talking points, we easily forget that in the real world, these issues are more than talking points.
The video trailer linked below gives a gut-wrenching reminder of that fact.
Did you know that right now, the United Nations estimates that over 200 million girls are “missing” in the world today? Girls in countries around this globe are killed, aborted and abandoned every day . . . and this is not just something that is happening in third-world countries. Yes, India and China are among the world’s biggest offenders, but abortion providers in the United States, including Planned Parenthood, have been caught performing gender-based abortions.
Re-read that last sentence. Allow it to sink in. How ironic that in American political debates, those who speak out against this travesty are accused of waging a “War On Women.” The real war has over 200 million casulaties!
A new documentary entitled “It’s A Girl” sheds light on the brutal reality for girls around our globe. Here is a description of the film, taken from their website:
In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls(1)are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.
Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members.
The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls.
Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl reveals the issue. It asks why this is happening, and why so little is being done to save girls and women.
It is past time for Christians to stand up and speak for these girls who have no voice of their own. That begins with education. I encourage you to watch the trailer below, and to spend some time researching what it really happening. Then, set politics aside and find a way to take action!