Sex-selective abortion, also quite accurately described as “gendercide,” is one of those very touchy issues for pro-abortionists for all the obvious reasons. Refusing to criticize the use of ultrasound to target an unborn child for destruction if the child is a girl is difficult for even the most rigid pro-abortionists. As self-professed “feminists,” they ought to feel like they are being hoisted on their own petard–the “right” to abort exercised in a campaign that has cause upwards of 200 million “missing” girls—because they ARE.
What to do?
You can resort to the old reliable. For example, yammer on about how if we stop killing unborn babies because they are girls, the door is open to closing the door on the “right to abortion.” Five seconds later language about “back alley abortions” enters the conversation, as if 44 seconds after we try to stop killing unborn babies because they are girls, all abortions would be prohibited everywhere. If only we had that kind of power….
But there are other ways for pro-abortionists to try to avoid being painted into a corner. Many of them appear in Noah Berlasky’s piece in the Atlantic magazine , titled, “Neither Pro-Life Nor Pro-Choice Can Solve the Selective Abortion Crisis.” It uses a new documentary, “It’s a Girl,” which is about gendercide in China and India, to make its case for equivalency.