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    It's a woman's body and choice for whichever reasons.

    But in saying that, I find this reason really gross.

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    There is a difference between being pro choice and terminating a pregnancy based on if there's a penis or not.

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    I find it difficult to come to terms with in my mind. If you want a child, you should be happy for whichever sex.
    I don't believe not telling the parents the sex would help.

    Btw - gender selection via IVF is illegal in Australia, unless there is a medical reason the couple can't have a certain sex. IE. genetic

    The couple have the choice to go overseas and undergo IVF for gender selection.

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    I have a sex preference but I would never feel anything less than blessed to receive a baby of the non-preferred sex. I can't condone the above practice of abortion at all

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    How is aborting based on the sex of the foetus at 19/20 weeks different to aborting at 19/20 weeks because someone decides they aren't ready for a child? Pro choice to me means that you can't pick and choose which reasons are okay and should be allowed, you don't have to agree and think its all dandy but the choice has to remain and as I said before, making the sex unavailable until the legal gestation for termination has passed will only cause more problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Btw - gender selection via IVF is illegal in Australia, unless there is a medical reason the couple can't have a certain sex. IE. genetic.
    I cant see why an abortion at 19 weeks should be any less criminal based on those grounds (sex) alone.. In Australia at the moment.

    There needs to be a re think of the laws on sex selection in Australia if it prevents this type of abortions.

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    When my friend (in the UK) was pregnant, her local hospital didn't advise parents of the sex of the baby. It was actually a rule of that hospital. It was to do with the demographic of the area they lived, and abortion was high following sex revealing scans

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    Being pro-choice means you support the right for every woman to make this choice for herself. That doesn't, however, mean you have to agree with every reason that someone has for abortion... and this is one of those reasons that doesn't at all sit well with me.

    I disagree with medical gender selection (microsort, etc) for the same reasons.

    All a bit too Gattaca for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepouts View Post
    There is a difference between being pro choice and terminating a pregnancy based on if there's a penis or not.
    Thats what I thought. While I understand pro choice I think this is whole other level.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but in most states and Territories 12-14 weeks is the latest an abortion can be performed without medical reasons? Sex isn't known (with certainty) until around 18w or so.

    Your body, your choice, your right. I know the heartache that people carry having felt like abortion was their only choice, but surely aborting to go on and try again for another sex (until you get what you want) is a little off - I mean its not like they accidentally found themselves pregnant is it... Or suddenly in a totally different position than expected.

    You have a 50/50 of either sex, if those odds aren't acceptable imo don't get pregnant. Its playing Russian roulette with the potential of someone else's life.


 

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