The abortion laws passed last week in North Dakota are troubling first and foremost because they restrict women’s freedom to control their own bodies. More insidiously, they criminalize selective abortion, which means that a woman cannot choose to terminate a pregnancy because she knows the fetus has a genetic abnormality, or to select for other characteristics, such as gender. The very use of the world “selective” here indicates how right the pro-choice movement has been to emphasize “choice.” All abortion is selective, and whether a woman has selected not to have a baby at all or has selected not to have a particular baby is not a matter the state should parse. No one should be forced to have a child she doesn’t wish to have.Excellent point.
All abortion is selective. Women have their own reasons. Not now. Not this man. Not this fetal defect. Not these circumstances. Not at all.
They select to abort a particular pregnancy. Their reasons are personal and private.
None of anyone else's business.
The fetus fetishists are being over-clever again with Warawa's Wank.
'We're not trying to ban abortion,' they say. 'We're just condemning one reason for it. Sex selection.'
Condemn one reason, and you're your way to condemning them all.
Remember Ken Epp's 'Unborn Victims of Crime' bill, C484, that sought extra charges against attackers of pregnant women by counting the fetus as a 'person'? In opposition to that, the rallying cry was 'One body. One person. One count.'
It's time to go on the offensive on M408 too.
No to M408. All abortion is selective.