Category Archives: Sex Selection Abortions

Indian feminist speaks out in support of sex-selection abortions

Nivedita Menon, Indian feminist scholar: “[W]e cannot hold simultaneously that abortion involves the right of women to control their bodies, but that women must be restricted by law from choosing specifically to abort female fetuses. We seem to be counterposing … Continue reading

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Study shows many women seeking sex-selection abortions are abused

A survey was done of  South Asian immigrant women recruited from a clinic that provides sex determination tests. This clinic was located in the US but catered to Asian women who wanted to find out the sex of their babies … Continue reading

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Sonographer asked about sex-selection abortion

The Sydney Morning Herald had an article about a sonographer who was asked what sex the baby was. The parents intended to abort if the baby was a girl The sonographer says: “They said something along the lines of ‘We need … Continue reading

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Woman comes to doctor for sex-selection abortion

Dr. Roxana Chapman describes how a woman came to her requesting an abortion because her baby was a girl. The woman was of Indian descent. Chapman describes the woman, Sunita, as “a sophisticated and Anglicized young lady attired in a … Continue reading

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Fertility Center Director supports choosing baby’s sex

Dr. Jamie Grifo, program director for New York University’s Fertility Center, runs two clinics that do embryo screening. They allow couples to choose certain characteristics for their children.  This process allows sex selection for couples who want a girl or … Continue reading

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New York Times: some couples choose the sex of their babies

In a New York Times article, doctors who do fertility treatments say some couples want to create a baby of a certain sex. The article says: “There is evidence that some Americans want to choose their babies’ sex. At the Fertility Institutes, … Continue reading

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Doula tells of woman who wanted boy, aborted her girl

Lauren Mitchell is an abortion doula who was training other abortion doulas. She gave a series of scenarios that she says she encountered in her abortion work. The writer of the article was another abortion doula who is going through the … Continue reading

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Preference for sons documented in studies

From the book The Tentative Pregnancy: How Amniocentesis Changes the Experience of Motherhood, in which the author describes studies showing a preference for sons among US families: “The libraries are piled high with studies showing that both women and men prefer boys … Continue reading

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Better to “snuff the life” of a baby if she is the wrong sex

On the Indian custom of sex selection abortion: “Better to snuff a life at birth than to suffer lifelong misery.” Sakuntala Narasimban “The Unwanted Sex” New Internationalist February 1993, 240 Share on Facebook

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Pro-abortion writer tells pro-choicers to ‘get over’ sex selection abortions

A pro-choicer writing about how her fellow pro-choicers should not oppose sex selection abortions: “Also, let’s just remember that we are talking about fetuses. No matter how many ultrasound pics get posted to Facebook, these are fetuses with female genitals … Continue reading

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