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Sex Selective Abortion

Congresswomen Of Color Denounce 'Racist' Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

An all-male panel in the House of Representatives considered a bill on Thursday that would ban sex-selective and race-based abortions in the United St...

Do Women Racially Discriminate Against Their Own Fetuses?

Sital Kalantry | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Sital Kalantry

The disproportionate rate of abortions among minority communities in the United States is an important concern that should be investigated, discussed and solved. The Arizona law is not intended to do that. While it is unlikely that anyone will ever be prosecuted under the Arizona law, the statute itself is offensive.

Courts Must Decide What We Already Know: Racism and Stigma Cause Harm

Miriam Yeung | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Miriam Yeung

For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women to fight to end the stigma of racism, the court asks us to first prove that these cause harm. People of color often have to confront systems built by white people who do not value our pain the same as their own. This is especially true when it comes to racism itself.

City May Be First City To Oppose Sex-Selective Abortion Bans

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu (D) introduced a resolution this week that would make the city the first in the U.S. to formally oppose sex-select...

Laura Bassett

Black Women Lawmakers Walk Out On Race-Selective Abortion Debate | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

A debate in Florida's House of Representatives over a Republican-sponsored ban on race- and sex-selective abortions became extremely heated Thursday, ...

Sneak Attack' Abortion Ban Moves Through House Committee

Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami

Florida lawmakers are one step closer to banning sex- and race-selective abortions, a measure some considered a "sneak attack on a woman's right to ch...

Laura Bassett

Contentious Abortion Measure Fails In GOP-Controlled House | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

A Republican-sponsored bill that would have banned sex-selective abortions failed in the House of Representatives Thursday, the same day that anti-abo...

House To Vote On Bill Banning Abortions Based On Gender

Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Legislation coming up for a House vote would make it a federal crime to carry out an abortion bas...

Laura Bassett

'Susan B. Anthony And Frederick Douglass' Anti-Abortion Bill Angers Civil Rights Community | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Minority and women's civil rights groups, including the NAACP, criticized GOP lawmakers on Tuesday for using Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony -...

Is Curbing Women's Rights the Path to Gender Equality?

Sujatha Jesudason | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Sujatha Jesudason

We can no longer afford to ignore the growing use of technology to select for boys and against girls. One hundred sixty million girls never born and a future of seven brides for seventy brothers is indeed cause for alarm.

Is China Poised for Implosion? What Would the Communist Manifesto Predict?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Deng Xiaoping probably would be concerned to see that Chinese population policies and practices as well as the engine of capitalism appears to be creating a Marxian nightmare of bourgeois and proletariat.

Watering Your Neighbor's Garden: The Global War on Baby Girls

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anushay Hossain

Increasing the status of women and girls around the world has never been more urgent. Despite sex-selective abortions being banned in both China and India in the late 1990's, the practice continues.

When Abortion Is "Gendercide"

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madeline Wheeler

Without enough women, some Indian girls from poor areas are being sold as wives to higher caste men. Often these girls service more than one male and are kept essentially as sex slaves.

Regulating Abortion May Be OK But Not To Avoid Sex-Selection

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The solution to the prevalence of sex-selective abortion is to remove the motivation (emotional or real) behind the procedure by advancing women's human rights and their economic and social equality.

Missing Girls ... Missing Women

Aruna Kashyap | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aruna Kashyap

The key to eliminating sex-selective abortion in India is not in the abortion procedure itself, but rather in the motivation for having it.