A Dilemma For Pro-Choicers

Jun 29 2011 @ 1:09pm

Yglesias takes issue with Douthat's column on sex-selective abortion (ie the abortion of girls because they are girls). In response, Ross repeats his main argument:

My point was that the story of sex-selective abortion creates more difficulties — both intellectually and, I would submit, emotionally — for abortion-rights supporters than it does for those of us on the pro-life side of the argument. For one thing, it presents a policy problem: If the right to abortion is a fundamental human liberty, how do you address sex selection without infringing dramatically on the right to privacy?

Erica Grieder tackles one of Douthat's weaker points. I think his main one is inarguable.