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Sex Selection

The Flawed Logic of Prenatal Discrimination

Dov Fox | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the same-sex marriage cases, North Dakota enacted three of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Two of them are unlike any ever considered by U.S. courts.

Abortion Legislation Preempts Parents' Call: Art, Politics Trade Places in Missouri

Tracy Weitz | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

I am struck by how art and politics seem to have traded places in Missouri. The documentary After Tiller represents everything that is messy and complicated about the world, while politics here seem to exist in a fantasy world.

Should Sex Selection of Embryos Be Regulated in the United States?

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science
Jasmeet Sidhu

Many expectant parents often joke about having a gender preference for their as yet unborn child: a boy, perhaps, to go to baseball games with dad, or a girl, to one day see her in a wedding dress. But what if those preferences could become a choice?

Laura Bassett

House Republican Throws GOP Under The Bus On Facebook

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year's Republican National Convention might be a little awkward for Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a freshman known in Congress as "M...

Little China Girls: How History's Worst Famine Shifted the Sex Ratio

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

People often ask me whether natural selection continues to operate on modern humans in industrialized societies. My answer is always an unambiguous "Yes!"

Gender Selection And Abortion: Making An Ethical Decision

Rabbi David A. Teutsch | Posted 10.14.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David A. Teutsch

While Jewish ethics does not consider a fetus to have the same moral worth as a living human being, a fetus nonetheless does have real moral worth and ought not be interfered with unless the reasons to do so are morally substantial.

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.

Americans Prefer Sons To Daughters

Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

What ever happened to parents-to-be saying, "We don't care whether it's a boy or a girl, as long as it's healthy?" According to a new Gallup poll ...

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.