160 Million Missing Women

English: Geographical depiction of East Asia, ...

English: Geographical depiction of East Asia, in an orthographic projection. ‪(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Legalized abortion accounts for millions of women missing across East Asia. These cultures have a strong preference for male children. When they discover the sex of their unborn baby girl, many have an abortion. The ratio of males to females in China is something like 150 males to 100 females. Are you having a boy or an abortion? Once again, abortion, though heralded by the left as an important civil right for women, is contributing to dire effects on women’s lives… putting them in the ultimate position of powerlessness: being murdered in the womb.

It has also been shown that the low numbers of women from these East Asian Nations contribute to a higher incidence of human trafficking. Kidnapped young women are usually headed for the sex trade or forced marriages.
If you’d like to learn more about this, go to Eric Metaxas’ BreakPoint segment.
To me this seems like a real war on women. How do you take it?
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Spiral of Silence

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Chuck Colson on his Breakpoint podcast recently discussed the spiral of silence. In a book by the same name, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann explained that groups often marginalize themselves by failing to make their voice heard in the public arena. The spiral of silence is the phenomenon that media elites and opinion leaders have taken advantage of to push their ideas of morality. They broadcast, publish, and display them before our eyes as though they are already accepted into the broad culture. Since people do not like to go against the grain, we silently allow these ideas to push into our culture. For instance, take the opinion that homosexual relationships being legitimate. That people acting out homosexually should be allowed to be in the military. That people engaging in a homosexual relationship should be allowed to “marry”. That the possible homosexual actions of historical figures should be pointed out and taught to school children. As these ideas are pushed by our “friends” in the media, education, and government, over time the culture moves in the direction that they want it to go.

The way to get control of this problem is to get our views back into the public forum. To put our point of view out there so people can see it, hear it, read it, and have an opportunity to agree with it. Only if the message is available can people realize that there are other ways…  some way… a better way to live than what is being pushed by the popular media. If we our silent, however, we are doomed to become ever more marginalized until we have basically no voice at all.

So make your voice heard. Talk to friends and associates about your conservative views. Start a blog or podcast; or comment on other people’s blogs or podcasts. Many people are looking for a way of thinking and living that works.