As the year, 2011 winds down, I have decided to reblog some of my favorite posts of this past year. This piece was published on August 18, and it is my personal favorite piece of writing of mine all year. I thank everyone who took the time to read my blog this year. I wrote 68 posts, and I would like to do even more writing in 2012.
Note: this post discusses what I see as a logical paradox in the current debate about abortion as a means of gender selection. Pro-choice advocates who are of a utilitarian persuasion may disagree. This is more aimed towards pro choice libertarians. Full disclosure: I am personally pro life.
I see an ethical paradox in the current bioethics debate pertaining to gender selective abortions.
I have seen a couple of opinion pieces this week discussing the ethics of gender selective abortion. In an announcement last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the gender of a fetus can now be determined as early as seven weeks. Continue reading