Gender-based abortions

May 13th, 2009 by | Permalink

Right to life groups are going berserk over Sweden’s recent decision to allow women to abort based on gender under their current universal health care benefit. Whether you agree that unborn babies have certain rights or not, should tax payers be required to pay for their neighbor’s wish to discard a baby girl or baby boy based on gender only? And, will the proposed universal health care system in America follow suit?

Amanda Carpenter writes in the Washington Times:

The ruling was spurred by a request from Kai Wedenberg, head of the clinic where a woman twice requested, and received, an abortion based on sex.

Mr. Wedenberg asked for clarification from health officials after a woman, who already had two girls, requested amniocentesis and to be told the sex of her unborn child. She found out she was pregnant with another girl and asked for an abortion six days later.

The woman then became pregnant again, returned to the clinic and asked for another amniocentesis, which was not performed. Later, at her ultrasound, she asked the nurse to reveal the sex of her fetus, which was a girl. After learning this, the mother requested an abortion later that day and received it later that week.

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