Disappearing Women
Sex-Selective Abortion Gains Ground in UK
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  • TommyTwo

    “We would absolutely love to intolerably infringe on a woman’s right to choose implement some common-sense abortion regulations, but those darn Christianists will jump on our slightest concession and use it to realize their goal of subjugating women!”

  • BobSykes

    SCOTUS would almost certainly judge a bill to outlaw sex-selective abortions as unconstitutional. To judge otherwise would invalidate the whole chain of privacy arguments going back to Griswold v. Conn.

  • free_agent

    You write, “the barbarous practice”. Could you explain the reasoning behind this characterization? I don’t mean to be snarky here. Once one accepts that deliberate abortion is morally allowable at all, it would seem that the parents (or at least the mother) can make that decision based on any criteria they choose.

    And in the United States, childbearing decisions, at least among the educated classes, seem to be moving toward an “extreme K-selection strategy”, or what I call the One Perfect Child: Producing the best possible child that one can, and boosting it with the most extreme investment of resources that one is capable of. Selective abortion is already a part of that strategy. Just wait until we can genetically edit zygotes…

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