Sex Selective Abortion

On International Day of the Girl Child, Let's Oppose the Sexism That Causes Gender-based Abortion

Fiona Bruce | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
Fiona Bruce

This Sunday, 11 October, is the International Day of the Girl Child. It is a day of celebration: of daughters, of universal human dignity, and of the great privilege it is to be a parent to a daughter - just as it is to a son.

This Bill Is a Misogynist in Feminist Clothing

Lisa Hallgarten | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Lisa Hallgarten

This amendment is a misogynist in feminist clothing. Its anti-abortion proposers may claim to be the saviour of 'girl-babies' or to be eradicating 'gendercide', but it does nothing to address son preference, and the truth is that any law that threatens to criminalise women or the doctors who provide them with abortion can only do harm.

The Hidden Agenda Behind the Explicit Criminalisation of Sex-Selective Abortion

George Iordanou | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

We need to avoid the restriction of women's right to choose how to deal with their own bodies and we need to take positive steps to make sure that the choices they make reflect the exercise of their informed judgement and not the pressure of their families or cultures.

Delhi Rape: One Year On, What Has Changed for Women in India?

Priya Shah | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

Not much has changed for women in India. While the international arena can help, ultimately change has to come from within the country. Merely a change in law is not enough; a change in attitudes is also necessary to transform Indian society and make it a better place for women.

We Stood With Wendy Davis - Now Stand With Ann Furedi

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

Ann Furedi, the head of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas), recently came under media fire for her piece in Spiked about the "danger of clamping down on sex-selective abortions".

The Wrong Question

Julie Bentley | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Bentley

My dilemma is this; if sex-selection abortion is rooted in the most unacceptable gender discrimination, how should a feminist who is pro-choice respond?

Is IVF Fuelling The Rise In Abortions Of Multiple Births?

PA | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Dozens of unborn babies were aborted in 2010 by women expecting multiple births but who wanted fewer children, it has been reported. ...

UN says World's 7 Billionth Human Born Today

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Tech
Rolf Schuttenhelm

There is about a 20 percent chance the world's 7,000,000,000th human inhabitant will be born in India - by far the highest chance for any individual country. If so, let's hope for a girl, although that chance would be less than 50 per cent...