Cherry Cited in Article on the Use of Legislation to Curb Sex-Selection Abortions

C|M|LAW Professor April Cherry was cited in Anti-choice or anti-gender bias? Politicians and activists argue over whether legislation is the right way to curb sex-selective abortions, by Naveena Sadasivam, in ScienceLine, a product of NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program.  Cherry commented on  the idea that anti-choice legislators are signing on to support legislation that would limit a woman’s ability to carry out an abortion for the purpose of gender selection.  She said, “It’s an interesting tactic from the right that you start off with something that people find distasteful and wear away reproductive choice.”  Regarding the question of criminalizing the practice of aborting a fetus to carry out gender selection, Cherry feels that it is not the right approach. “Women will feel unduly burdened if they’re asked why they’re getting an abortion,” she said.

To read the full article, click here:

http://scienceline.org/2013/02/anti-choice-or-anti-gender-bias/

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