Canadian Legislature Wants to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions


Wesley Smith at his blog “Secondhand Smoke” has an excellent article on the Canadian Medical Association Journal‘s proposal to ban disclosing the sex of a baby to the parents, until the baby is 30 weeks old. This proposal is hypocritical, since the CMAJ has no problem with abortion for purposes of eugenics, in vitro fertilization, or lifestyle choices. In all those cases, at least 50% of the babies whose lives are terminated are female, but for some reason, CMAJ thinks that termination of a female baby’s life just because the parents want a boy rather than a girl is illicit. The journal even calls it “feticide.”

Well, so now abortion is feticide. That’s what I’ve been saying all along. Read Smith’s article here.