Millions have been outraged recently by highly publicized, hidden-camera exposure of Planned Parenthood illegally promoting sex-selective abortions – essentially, the aborting of baby girls just because of their gender.
Outrage is one thing. But for those who would like to actually do something to stop the targeting of innocent baby girls, now there is a powerful and effective way to fight back against this real “war on women.”
Dr. Jim Garrow knows a thing or two about saving baby girls. In fact, he has already been credited with saving thousands of baby girls in China who otherwise would have been killed by their families laboring under a societal demand for male offspring and the government’s heartless one-child-per-couple policy.
Garrow was executive director of the Bethune Institute’s popular Pink Pagoda schools in China, which are private, English-only institutions to prepare Chinese students to apply to the top universities in the world.
He’s now launched the Pink Pagoda Girls campaign, which is intended to raise $1 billion over the next 10 years to save the lives of a million baby girls by facilitating their adoptions by couples outside the communist nation.
The program continues the work that Garrow has been addressing personally for more than a decade – the saving of infant girls whose parents are caught in the one-child policy in a society where male offspring are required to support parents during their senior years.
In those circumstances, parents often “set aside” – literally kill – a first-born daughter.
Garrow in recent years has spent substantial amounts of his own money (think tens of millions of dollars) to save some 45,000 infant girls who otherwise would have been discarded in China. They have been delivered to adoptive couples anxiously waiting to be parents.
In a recent interview, Garrow told WND that there are inquiries already arriving about whether a similar program could be launched in other countries, such as India, and he forecast that there could come a day when the same effort would be needed in the United States.
“I can see us being called back to North America to do exactly the same thing in our homeland,” he said.
Of note is a recent decision by the U.S. House not to adopt a plan that would ban abortions in the U.S. based on the gender of the infant. And at the same time, the pro-life activist group Live Action, under the direction of recent UCLA graduate Lila Rose, has documented through multiple undercover videos the willingness on the part of abortionists to do exactly that – abort an infant simply because she is female.
Garrow told WND he’s given the project over the God and those additional programs will move forward “when He shows the way.”
He said there needs to be a massive commitment on the part of decision-makers, leaders and others to prevent gendercide – the killing of infants because of their gender – from gaining a bigger foothold around the globe.
“I’m blaming the leadership of the whole world community,” he said. “In fact it really has become a war against women.”
It was one day in 2000 when Garrow found his assistant weeping. The woman explained her sister’s husband was insisting the couple’s newborn daughter be smothered to make way for a son, because of the communist regime’s infamous one-child policy.
Garrow’s personal connections and funds made it possible for the infant to be placed with an adoptive couple.
He told WND the horror of the situation is that women’s lives are so valueless in the Chinese culture, and an even greater horror is that Americans know little and probably care little about the tragedy.
But he said such an evil perpetrated on one side of the earth undoubtedly will infect other parts, too.
“The majority of people don’t realize the effect of what the Chinese are doing in forcing abortions, sterilizations, and infanticide has a cascading effect on the rest of the world.”
He said it’s the most aggressive “war on women” he’s ever seen.
He cited a recent report in the Journal of Medical Ethics that simply suggested parents should be allowed to kill children up to about age 2, because “both a fetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a ‘person’ in the sense of ‘subject of a moral right to life.’”
“We have become anesthetized to the notion of murder, and so cowed into not responding to women’s rights issues that we can’t even stand up when it’s clearly murder,” Garrow told WND.
He said the slippery slope starts when people abandon the Bible’s standards.
“The same moral base that allowed abortion eventually leads to euthanasia, infanticide and eugenics,” he warned. “The people who formed the nation [believed] that blacks were barely above monkeys, so should we do away with them?”
Garrow has been joined by WND columnist Erik Rush in the campaign, and WND.com has adopted the Pink Pagoda Girls.
Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND.com and WND Books, said the company will support the program in a number of ways.
“We’re very excited about participating in a program that can save lives – specifically young, innocent female, Chinese lives targeted by the horrendous cultural pressure favoring boys and tyrannical, immoral government pressure of the one-child, population-control policy,” said Farah. “That Jim Garrow has found a way to do this – one that has been effective on a mass scale already – is truly a miraculous opportunity for all who consider human life a gift from God. There are many needs in this world. There are many great causes. But knowing that we can save a human life for just $1,000 places this need and this cause right at the top of the list.”
Rush used a recent column to address the effort.
“There are several reasons I chose to ally myself with The Pink Pagoda, one of which is that in so doing, I will be more readily able to call Americans’ attention to the sort of public policy toward which we ourselves are heading,” he wrote.
“The People’s Republic of China is, of course, a communist country; inasmuch as I have dubbed liberalism ‘communism on the installment plan,’ there are noteworthy parallels that exist between the policies of a full-blown communist regime and those toward which America is gravitating.”
He noted the “culture of death,” so well-established in China, which now is making inroads into the United States.
“As many have pointed out, places where rabid secular humanist policies have taken hold are usually the first to begin touting the ‘moral high ground’ of legalizing euthanasia and practicing eugenics. Abortion, which was sold in the U.S. as being necessary as long as it was used in only the most extreme circumstances, has become an industry as well as an abomination, and it is clear that its original rationale was pretextual,” he wrote.
For his efforts in “human trafficking,” Garrow was nominated for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, which eventually was won by Barack Obama.
And how big is the 1 million lives goal? It addresses only part of the need.
“The estimates range from 5 to 8 million young girls murdered annually, and those estimates do not include sex selected abortions,” he explains. “The Economist published the incredible numbers that the now-skewed population figures show us. Where a 104 to 100 ratio (males to females) would be normal, Chinese numbers are now more on the order of 126 to 100. This is an incredible imbalance and quite unnatural. The societal consequences are dramatic and long-term.”
The program offers participants a number of ways to contribute to the expenses of saving baby girls.