I would ask “Whatever happened to ‘safe, legal, and rare?”, but we all know that was a farce from the beginning. Abortion proponents have ALWAYS been about killing babies at the whim of the mother for whatever reason, no questions asked. Even if that reason is as dumb as the mother wanting a boy, but ended up being pregnant with a girl.
(Apparently, it’s okay to assume the baby’s gender in cases like this. Abortion over everything else, you know.)
According to this, Professor Wendy Savage, who is a member of the British Medical Association ethic committee has NO PROBLEM with a woman deciding to abort her baby simply because the woman wanted to have a child of a different sex –
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Professor Wendy Savage, a member of the British Medical Association ethics committee, argued that sex-selection abortions are not happening in Britain. A retired OB-GYN and abortion practitioner, Savage said she performed about 10,000 abortions during her career and only once was asked to abort an unborn child because of its sex.
But Savage’s claims about rarity basically are meaningless, given that she believes women should be allowed to abort an unborn child because of his or her sex – for any reason at any point in the pregnancy. To Savage, a sex-selection abortion is “not gender discrimination” because only “living people” can be discriminated against.
The Mail reports Savage is urging the government to get rid of the law that prohibits sex-selection abortions.
“If a woman does not want to have a foetus who is one sex or the other, forcing her [to go through with the pregnancy] is not going to be good for the eventual child, and it’s not going to be good for [the mother’s] mental health,” she said.
Well, gee – can’t you just take the kid when she’s born and treat her like a boy? Maybe get hormonal treatments for her straight out of the womb and do everything medically possible to turn her into a boy? That’s okay for eight-year-olds, apparently. Why not just go all the way and turn newborns into transgender kids?
I know, I know – I shouldn’t make jokes about it. That’s precisely why I’m making jokes. This is so disturbing and horrific and full of rank hypocrisy that humor is how I have to cope with this terrible idea. A medical “expert” is saying that a perfectly healthy baby could be aborted, simply because the mother didn’t like the sex of the baby. That it’s the mother’s “choice” to end the life of another human being, regardless of the reasoning.
The good news is that sex-selection abortions are illegal (can I just mention how much I hate that we have to differentiate between different kinds of abortion when talking about legalities?), but the bad news is that in Britain, they have to deal with cultural blow-back from people originally from South Asian countries where boys are preferable to girls culturally and aborting baby girls is a commonplace occurrence –
[M]any NHS hospitals have stopped telling parents the sex of their unborn child at their 12-week scan, instead waiting to 20 weeks, and ‘some hospitals have a policy of not telling patients the sex of their baby’ altogether, according to the NHS Choices website. The 2014 study of census information suggested sex-selective abortions may be a particular issue in Britain’s South Asian communities, where there is a cultural preference for boys.
Given the tendency of European nations to capitulate to immigrants and minorities from non-Western countries, I wouldn’t be surprised if the law was rewritten to allow for sex-selection abortions. Of course I would be horrified by the move if/when it happens. But surprised? Nope. Not surprised at all.
That’s the worst part of this whole thing. Watching Western Civilization fall into sharp decline like this.