Sex-Selective Abortion in the United Kingdom
The Telegraph has produced an investigation that has led Health Minister, Andrew Lansley, to condemn the practice of sex-selective abortions in the United Kingdom. Obviously, its morally repugnant to abort for such arbitrary 'social reasons', but to commit genocide against Down's Syndrome babes in the womb is hunky dory. Of course, all those people arguing that hard cases make bad law in the run up to the passing of the Abortion Act, and who argued we may be placing our vaselined feet onto a steep slope towards an explicitly eugenic society were just barking, right-wing, pro-life nutters. Are The Guardian and the BBC covering this story, I wonder? Ah, I see the stories are covered, but, alas, and not surprisingly for these liberal institutions, this doesn't appear to be 'major headline news'.