Sex-Selective Abortions: Reproductive Rights Are Being Pitted Against Gender Equality

October 28, 2019

(NBC News) – Under the law, a doctor is banned from performing abortions when they are based solely on sex selection. While the measure is billed by anti-abortion advocates as ensuring gender equality since females have been the target of feticide and infanticide in other countries, reproductive rights advocates say that there is no evidence of the practice happening in the United States and that the ban plays on racial stereotypes and has discriminatory medical effects that could result in restricting access to abortion.

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