Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-10-27

“The Missing Girls” will be the topic of a program presented by Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law Thursday, Oct. 29, at noon in Robinson Hall room 118. The presentation, sponsored by Cumberland’s Christian Legal Society, Women in Law, and Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics, is open to the public.

Cumberland professor David Smolin, a specialist in international children’s issues and child trafficking, will give an overview of an anti-infanticide project he assists with in India.

The “Missing Girls” topic concerns females missing in significant proportions from the population in China and India. According to Smolin, the tens of millions of missing girls have been a large-scale, yet somewhat invisible human rights disaster unfolding over the last several decades, with modern technologies making the problems worse rather than better.

The topic will be the subject of a Feb. 26, 2010, symposium sponsored by Cumberland’s biotechnology center.

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