Thousands of Indian women protest sex-selection abortion

ProWomanProLife has the story and the disheartening numbers. Patricia Egan summarizes things well:

I think that most women, pro-choice or not, realize that there is something wrong with aborting a baby just because it’s a girl. But if sex-selection abortion is wrong, because it undermines the value and equality of girls, isn’t eugenic abortion just as wrong, as it undermines the value and equality of the disabled? Is it worse to have an abortion because you’re expected to bear sons for your husband and family or because this just isn’t the right time to have a baby?

This must be a tricky path for the abortion advocate to navigate. It must be hard to argue that abortion is a purely personal matter when it can result in more than 5 million missing Indian baby girls.

We’ve discussed sex-selection and abortion before, and how these sorts of issues are tough for pro-choicers.

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