Prominent Indian feminist defends sex-selective abortion

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 the rights of (future) women to be born against the rights of (present) women to control over their bodies.”

Nivedita Menon “Abortion As a Feminist Issue: Who Decides, and What?” Outlook India May 12, 2012

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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