It's a Girl! Kill It!
Millions of women obtain abortions because they do not want baby girls.A few states, including Pennsylvania, have outlawed gender-selection abortions. But it would be a good question for next year's presidential debate.
It’s shocking, but incontrovertible: Two decades ago, Harvard economist Amartya Sen, in an arrestingly titled article, documented the statistical reality that “More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing.” In a recently published book, Unnatural Selection, journalist Mara Hvistendahl convincingly demonstrates that the overwhelming reason for the increasingly large demographic disparity in the male-female birth ratio is sex-selection abortion. Hvistendahl estimates the number of missing or dead now to be 160 million and counting. Women have abortions because (among other reasons) they are able to learn the sex of their unborn baby and kill her if she’s a girl.
Do you support the right of American women to have abortions if they are unhappy with the gender of their fetus? If not, would you support a federal law that prohibits sex selection abortions? President Obama?