As of September 1, State Laws and Policies Abortion Bans in Cases of Sex or Race Selection or Genetic Anomaly Background State legislatures are adopting numerous abortion restrictions targeting very specific pregnancy conditions and populations of women. In recent years, members of Congress have introduced federal legislation that would prohibit abortions based on the sex or race of the fetus. Sex-selective abortions—that is, abortions performed because of the predicted sex of the fetus—occur most frequently where there is a strong gender bias that manifests in a preference for sons.
Why do women seek abortions?
Why women want to have an abortion: Women's centers and hospitals perform more than a million abortions per year.
Abortions are obviously in great demand. Women have many reasons for not wanting to be pregnant, and thus to seek an abortion. Many are related to: Most abortions are done on women under the age of Most women seeking abortions are unmarried; many other are separated from their spouse.
Many are poor and feel that they cannot afford to raise a child. In a study by Torres and Forrest -- based on data -- women gave an average of 3. She might have a plan for her future education, developing a career, etc. She might be looking after an elderly parent and does not have sufficient time or energy to commit to a baby.
Some of these reasons may be influenced by: Pressure from the father or from her parents to have an abortion. She feels that she lacks the emotional and physical strength to go through another pregnancy and raise the child. She believes that raising an additional child would short-change her existing children.
She doesn't want other people to know that she became pregnant.
A child would interfere with her career or education. She may fear physical abuse from a parent if they learn of her pregnancy.Aside from the well-known case in which China’s male population outnumbers females by about 33 million with a skewed sex ratio at birth of in , sex-selective abortion is prevalent.
This article first appeared on The Daily Signal.. In advance of a House hearing on April 14 on a measure that would ban abortions based on gender, a “pro-life” group published new research. Bans on sex-selective abortions place a burden on providers, who are forced to not only question all women’s reasons for seeking an abortion, but to also second-guess and stigmatize Asian-American women and communities.
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(Click here for more All Girls Allowed videos). Each year, millions of aspiring mothers in China are forced to undergo abortions or sterilizations under the One-Child Policy.
For the majority of Chinese people, pregnancy with a second child and any pregnancy without a . Sex-Selection Abortion: The Real War on Women | April 13, We must accept that sex-selective abortions occur globally, even in the United States, and acknowledge the serious consequences that result from gender imbalances and the refusal to condemn sex-selective abortion.
Sex-selective abortion perpetuates sex discrimination in general.