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Sex-Selective Abortion: A Relational Approach

Gail Weiss
Hypatia
Vol. 10, No. 1, Feminist Ethics and Social Policy, Part 1 (Winter, 1995), pp. 202-217
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810465
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Sex-Selective Abortion: A Relational Approach
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Abstract

A critical application of Ruddick's model of maternal thinking is the best way to grapple with the ethical dilemmas posed by sex-selective abortion which I view as a "moral mistake." Chief among these is the need to be sensitive to local cultural practices in countries where sex-selective abortion is prevalent, while simultaneously developing consistent international standards to deal with the dangers posed by the use of sex-selective abortion to eliminate female fetuses.

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