Here is an interesting story reporting UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s criticism of sex-selection abortion. http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/aggregated-content/uk-prime-minister-denounces-sex-selective-abortions-as-appalling-5773254941736960?utm_campaign=NL_en&utm_source=daily_newsletter&utm_medium=mail&utm_content=NL_en-24/03/2014
One of the interesting things about this issue is the trouble people who support abortion rights have in explaining why sex-selection sbortion is an “appalling practice.” The story reports a comment that “This is not a debate about the rights and wrongs of abortion, but an issue of violence against women before they are born.” But supporters of abortion rights have a hard time explaining why sex-selection abortion is appalling. For people in favor of abortion rights, it is not acceptable to object to the reason a woman has for an abortion. Sex-selection abortion, too, ought to be beyond criticism. Perhaps that is because, as one abortion rights supporter explained at the Roe at 40 conference at W & L (which UFL co-sponsored), there is no sex discrimination involved because the unborn baby doesn’t become a girl until birth. The irrationality of that position is apparent. The whole controversy about sex-selection abortion is another opportunity to encourage people to recognize that every abortion takes the life of an innocent human being.