This just in, according to the Canadian Association Medical Journal. (Not exactly a bastion of the pro-life movement.)
An editorial in a major Canadian medical journal Monday urges doctors to conceal the gender of a fetus from all pregnant women until 30 weeks to prevent sex-selective abortion by Asian immigrants. A separate article in the same issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal warns that Canada has become “a haven for parents who would terminate female fetuses in favor of having sons” due to advanced prenatal testing and easy access to abortion. “Female feticide happens in India and China by the millions, but it also happens in North America in numbers large enough to distort the male to female ratio in some ethnic groups,” said the editorial by interim editor-in-chief Rajendra Kale.
So why would not telling the sex until 30 weeks limit abortion in a country with no abortion laws? Likely because doctors don’t like doing partial birth abortions on completely viable fetuses. Legally, however, if some enterprising doctor believed in the cultural disposition that encourages having boys, and wanted to do these late term abortions, no one could stop him/her.by