I mean it violates most of the reasons we want abortion to be allowed. A child was planned and wanted, and literally the only reason that is changing is gender.
I am not 100% sure if this is correct, but it is my understanding that in some countries such as Canada there is a new practice in place, for ultrasound techs to withhold information of the sex of the foetus at foetal health examinations, for all pregnant people, due to a pattern of sex based selective abortions having emerged among certain populations.
Can anyone confirm or deny whether this is a correct understanding?
moving forward, I am aware that there has been strong evidenced that there is a pattern of sex-based selective abortion among certain populations in Canada.
So, is it/would it be ethical for medical practitioners involved with supporting gestating people to withhold information regarding the sex of a foetus from all patients in an effort to prevent such femicide from occurring? Is there an obligation to give all available information to the pregnant person? Would this obligation exist even in the situation that the pregnant person may be under external influences to act upon such information and be coerced to abort when otherwise they may or would not have chosen to?
also, the pattern of sex based selective abortion that has emerged has emerged specifically within objectively paramaterizable populations, and not emerged within other objectively paramaterizable populations. So would there be any possibility that there is an ethical way to navigate this landscape in a way that provides all relevant information to pregnant people who are members of populations within which the pattern of femicide in the form of sex based selective abortion has not been evidenced, but withhold relevant information from pregnant people who are members of the populations within which evidence of femicide in the form of a pattern of sex based selective abortions has been shown to exist?
Finally, how can we eliminate negative reproductive coercion in the form of coercion of pregnant people to abort foetuses they would not choose to without unjust and patriarchal external pressures being imposed upon them? And is there ever a situation where it is ethical to deny any aspect of reproductive freedom to pregnant people as a way of protecting them from being subject to undue negative reproductive coercion? Or, to illuminate the paradox here more clearly: can a woman's right to choose ever be protected by denying a woman the right to choose, (such as in a case where a husband is coercing her to not give birth to a girl and denying her right to choose actually prote... keep reading on reddit ➡
There is this post which is currently huge: https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/cgk0lu/no_girls_born_for_past_three_months_in_area_of/
My question is, does this infuriates the pro-choice side? So many redditors are against those people simply because they exercised their "right to choose". As I understand it, from pro-choice perspective there is nothing wrong here - it's their body and if they find out that fetus is female and they don't want girls, then they should have the right to abort them.