Sweden Rules ‘Gender-Based’ Abortion Legal
Posted by Mats on 12/05/2009
[yoo-jen-iks] –noun (used with a singular verb)
|“The study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, esp. by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics)”|
The Local reported in February that a woman from Eskilstuna in southern Sweden had twice had abortions after finding out the gender of the child.
The woman, who already had two daughters, requested an amniocentesis in order to allay concerns about possible chromosome abnormalities. At the same time, she also asked to know the foetus’s gender.
Doctors at Mälaren Hospital expressed concern and asked Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) to draw up guidelines on how to handle requests in the future in which they “feel pressured to examine the foetus’s gender” without having a medically compelling reason to do so.
The board has now responded that such requests and thus abortions can not be refused and that it is not possible to deny a woman an abortion up to the 18th week of pregnancy, even if the foetus’s gender is the basis for the request.
Sweden is one of the countries that the United States is presently looking at for guidance on “universal healthcare”, and an example of a mix of socialist and capitalist economies. On more than one occasion, I have heard the radio hosts on “Air America” use Sweden as an model for where the U.S. should be heading. I have found them to be a good gauge as to where the Democrat party is going.
It is not my intent to over state this issue, but with the obsessive protectionism, and reckless expansion of laws regarding abortion that continue to take place, I would not be surprised at all if we one day soon saw the ruling in Sweden coming to our shores. As is typical, what is orignally accepted as a small personal choice and protection is thrown down a slippery slope and expanded to grant Rights not even originally contemplated.
How long is it really till the “Right to an abortion” is used to allow the woman the “choice” to abort the baby because she doesn’t like its future hair color, height, skin color, voice, arm length, etc? (ie Eugenics)