NewsWed May 24, 2006 - 12:15 pm EST
Internal Hospital Memo Provides Evidence of Sex-Selective Abortion in Canada
By John-Henry Westen
VANCOUVER, May 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Western Standard magazine, one of the few conservative publications in Canada, has acquired an internal document from Women’s Hospital in Vancouver which shows that abortions are carried out at taxpayer expense when the reason is merely that the parents are not satisfied with the sex of the child.Â The cover story of the June issue of the magazine, which is arriving in mailboxes this week and is set to hit newsstands next week, reports moreover that similar to countries where sex-selective abortions are rampant, the birth ratio in certain communities in Canada with large Indian and Chinese populations is becoming increasingly skewed against girls.
The Western Standard’s Andrea Mrozek and Sean Ollech have put together a piece of investigative journalism that is sure to rock the foundations of feminist ideology in Canada.Â
The memo indicates that a clinic at the hospital held a presentation on February 9 dealing with sex selection, providing a rationale for acceptance of the practice.Â The one example offered was the case of “Mary” who already has four boys and wants a girl.Â The memo states, “during her routine 18 week ultrasound was told she is carrying another boy. She would like to terminate the pregnancy and try one more time for a girl.”
Western Standard also quotes a doctor who while in medical school was the student ofÂVancouver abortionist Garson Romalis, who says that Romalis admitted to performing sex selective abortions.
Joyce Arthur one of Canada’s most vociferous pro-abortion activists supports abortion regardless of the reason.Â A position paper on sex selective abortion by Arthur’s Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada states “Being pro-choice means supporting a woman’s right to decide whether or not to continue a pregnancy for whatever reason, even if one personally does not agree with her reason.”
In her article, Mrozek points out that while hard-core pro-abortion activists such as Romalis and Arthur may harbour no breach in the pro-abortion phalanx, the Canadian public are overwhelmingly opposed to sex selective abortion.Â She notes that the new law on Assisted Reproduction forbids - with large penalties -sex selection to be used for in vitro fertilization or similar artificial procreation procedures, except in the case of sex-linked disorders.
“Once the resultant fetus is a few weeks old, however, sex selection becomes entirely legal and the couple is free to abort if it doesn’t like the gender,” adds Mrozek.
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