NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof during a recent appearance on Fareed Zacharia's show:
Between 50 and 110 million females are missing around the globe. This is an astonishing figure. It means that in any one decade more girls are discriminated against to death around the world than all the people who died in all the genocides of the 20th century, which is a, you know, it's a staggering scope.
All of these girls were killed by sex-selective abortions and infanticide.
The enormity of death and suffering caused by population control is difficult to comprehend. Kristof makes the point: it exceeds all other genocide in the 20th century by an order of magnitude. And that is only the girls. Tens (perhaps hundreds) of millions of children-- boys and girls-- have died from infanticide and abortions.
Yet it is merely one part of the culture of death- euthanasia, abortion, contraception, capital punishment, aggressive war, terrorism, sterilization, destruction of human embryos for research, murder-- that derives from the denial of the full humanity of each human being.
Each human being is created in God's image. We are not just animals. We are spiritual as well as corporeal beings, and we each have a transcendent dignity.
First and foremost, we each have the right to life, from conception to natural death.
The horror of the 20th century femicide-- a genocide that along with abortion dwarfs all others in number of innocents killed-- is just the beginning of the evil that man will inflict on man if we continue to deny human dignity.
We are killing millions of children on the altar of false prosperity and 'sustainability'. We have returned to child sacrifice. The re-paganization of civilization continues apace.