The act of aborting a fetus or, in some jurisdictions, a child up to 18 months of age on the basis of its red hair and pasty complexion. Scientists have been developing more efficient targeted tests to promote early detection of embryonic gingers, but a lack of government funding and the success of Gingers Against Youthanization (GAY) has hampered recent research efforts.
BBC News Update: "Current census data from the Republic of Ireland shows a dramatic reduction in new ginger births, thanks in part to advances in ginger-selective abortion practices. And after the break, Labour Party members are asking tough questions, such as who will the next generation pick on at school? Then, get your swarthy forecast."