Abortion is not a topic that is easily discussed on a 500 word blog post. The legal, moral, ethical and practical issues are far-reaching and complex. Thus, I have avoided it for these nearly 5 years I have been posting on The Brodsky Blog.
But this week, when the North Carolina legislature upheld a ban on gender selective abortions, the ultimate feminist question became even more complicated, more nuanced and more divisive than ever before.
Sure, selective sex abortions in China and India are an outrage to any self-respecting feminist. In cultures where males are favored over females (hmm, educate me as to a culture which doesn’t favor the male over the female), aborting girls is the ultimate in gender discrimination. But these cultures are far away, not in our own more advanced back yards. Read More