Friday, October 19, 2012

Talking Points on Motion M408 Condemning Sex-Selection Abortions

A few salient points:

  • A comprehensive study[1], published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2012 verifies that many more boys than girls are being born in some Canadian ethnic communities.

  • A 2012 CBC undercover investigation[2] found that 15 out of 22 ultrasound clinics that they investigated were willing to share the sex of the child prior to 20 weeks. Some of these clinics also discussed the possibility of abortion after learning the child was male. The same investigation reported that women are being abused and coerced to have an abortion when the sex of the child is determined to be female.

  • The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario have all publicly[3] condemned sex-selective abortion.