“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.