Monday, October 24, 2011

It's a Girl! Kill It!

Can you get any more pro-choice than this?
Millions of women obtain abortions because they do not want baby girls.

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.
A few states, including Pennsylvania, have outlawed gender-selection abortions. But it would be a good question for next year's presidential debate.

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?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There must come a point when all those boys are going to feel the urge to settle down with a nice girl. I can't imagine that those few girls aren't going to become quite valuable. They're going to have their pick!
Sadly, there will always be a doctor that will perform abortions for any reason, and I guess that's the way it should be; I just wouldn't want it on my conscience.

October 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a little confused by the findings of this study. Most can't find out the gender of their child (via ultrasound) until 20 weeks. This would be done in a doctor's office/hospital. So are these women making appointments with their OBGYN on or after 20 weeks of pregnancy and then walking out and heading right over to an abortion clinic?

"After 20 weeks of gestation, abortions can be performed by labor induction, prostaglandin labor induction, saline infusion, hysterotomy, or dilatation and extraction."

October 25, 2011 at 11:09 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this study on abortions in the U.S. I read previously this was a factor in China where births are limited.

October 25, 2011 at 12:08 PM 

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