Endangered Gender Symposium

On Saturday, February 17, the Regent University School of Law’s Journal of International Law and Journal of Law and Public Policy hosted a provocative symposium addressing the issue of sex-selective abortion. This symposium featured a diverse panel of legal scholars, practitioners, and other experts in the field who will discuss the political and legal implications of the human rights issues involved in sex-selective abortions.

Pictured from Left to Right: Steven Mosher, Prakash Tyagi, David M. Smolin, Dr. Ana Aspras Steele, Congressman Trent Franks, and Professor Lynne Marie Kohm, J.D. (See here for full biographies.)

From the February 19, 2013 article, "The World's Endangered Gender"by Brett Wison:

"For many, the news of a newborn girl is met with gifts and pink showers of celebration. But in some places in the world—especially in areas like China and India— the prospect of a baby girl is met with fear, abandonment and, ultimately, their disposal. On Saturday, Feb. 16, Regent University's School of Law hosted five distinguished speakers during the Endangered Gender symposium. The panel explored the impact gendercide has had on the global male to female ratio.

The symposium was sponsored by the Regent Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Regent Journal of International Law. According to Regent Law professor Lynne Marie Kohm, who served as moderator for the panel, 160 million female children are 'missing' from the world as a result of gendercide. She said that sex-selective abortion is an issue that will need to be acknowledged by future litigators, and its solutions pursued by '9-1-1 global rescuers.' " 

To continue reading this article see here: http://regentlawnews.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-worlds-endangered-gender.html.

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