Sunday, September 22, 2013

Civil Rights or Civil Liberties?

Sex-selective abortion: Gendercide in the Caucasus | The Economist: So, using ultra-sounds to determine the sex of a baby and then, if it is a girl, aborting it, would seem to be a clear case of oppressing a minority and thus a civil rights issue. On the other hand, telling women when they can and cannot have an abortion, or telling women what are permissible and impermissible reasons for having an abortion would seem, at least to most liberals, a violation of women's civil liberties. So, which takes precedence?

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