Monday, September 23, 2013

UK journalist defends sex-selective abortion

Abortion act divides supporters

Ann Furedi voices her support of sex-selective abortion. Bwp media / Getty Images / The Guardian.

In an article for The Guardian, journalist Sarah Ditum argues that sex-selection is a justifiable and legal reason for abortion.

Although abortions are legal under the U.K. Abortion Act passed in 1967, the reasons for getting an abortion are left ungoverned in law.

Ditum's article follows the comments of Ann Furedi, chief executive of BPAS, the U.K.’s leading provider of abortion services. Furedi recently said support of sex-selective abortion is intrinsic to the stance of a true pro-choice advocate.

Ditum claims that abortions benefit women who live in patriarchal societies where male children are preferred. Read the full article from The Guardian.

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