The Point: Legislating Gendercide

Is Britain waging a war on girls? For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

A U.K. proposal to decriminalize abortion up to 24 weeks without the permission of doctors just passed the House of Commons. Yes, abortion laws across the pond are actually more restrictive than ours…for now.

Among this bill’s supporters is Wendy Savage, a member of the British Medical Association, who thinks women should have the right to terminate a pregnancy at any stage, for any reason—including the baby’s sex.

According to Savage, “forcing her [to go through with the pregnancy] is not going to be good for the eventual child, and it’s not going to be good for [the mother’s] mental health.”

Many are worried that parents, particularly immigrants, are aborting girls because of a cultural preference for boys. Savage calls this “gendercide” a myth, which is odd, because an analysis of U.K. census data from 2014 found that “thousands of girls” are missing from that country as a result of this very real practice.

Liberalizing Britain’s abortion laws will only condemn more girls—something you’d think liberals would oppose.

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  • Robert Cremer

    If a mother is going to have mental health issues based on the gender of her child she needs mental health services, not a dead baby. If they asked the baby, would you rather have a difficult childhood or no childhood at all? What do you think the answer would be? (Baby will take the difficult) Would Wendy Savage’s mother define her motherhood, at times, to have been “not good”? (Yes). So does that justify preforming an extremely late term abortion on Wendy and take her out? (No). But based on Wendy’s belief the answer is, Yes. Murdering (pre-born) babies because they make life “difficult” for the parents will result in no babies, game over, end of the world!