Lawmakers are worried that too many parents-to-be are aborting fetuses based on sex — and they’re trying to take control!
If the law is passed, doctors would be prohibited from sharing the sex of unborn babies. It could become law in Europe as soon as next month and parent groups are understandably outraged. What do you think about this?
The whole issue stems from a worrying trend in former Soviet states of aborting female fetuses. High birth rates of boys in those countries indicates increasing numbers of parents are discovering the sex of their unborn babies and terminating the pregnancy if they’re expecting a girl!
It’s a terrifying practice — but is a universal ban the answer?
Justin Roberts from online parents network Mumsnet, says ‘no.”
She tells the Sunday Telegraph, “I can understand that there may be problems in some parts of the world but it seems ridiculous to apply the thinking to countries where this has not been shown to be a problem. I think pregnant women would feel pretty angry and disappointed to be told they can’t be told the gender of their unborn child.”
And Dr. Gillian Lockwood, a former vice-chair of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ ethics committee, agrees, explaining that most couples learn their unborn child’s sex at around 20 weeks, which, unless for medical reasons, is too long of a gestational stage for an abortion to be permitted.
What do you think, HollyMoms — weigh in!
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