The second post is by Mr Jeff Miller, citing Mr Thomas Peters. One oddity is that there are quite a few people who see nothing long with abortion, but who do see something wrong with sex-selective abortion; Madame Secretary of State is apparently one such person. I suppose that the argument could be made that this creates an unfortunate shortage of women in the world--and such an argument is sometimes made--but I'm not quite convinced that this is a feminist's argument, per se.
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I make two further observations from this:
- In general, technology itself is neither inherently good nor inherently evil: though its application might be. A sonogram might be used to show a woman her child and thus change her mind against abortion, or it may be used to convince her to have an abortion (e.g. because she wants a boy and has a girl).
- The abortion industry (and its lobbies and its subsidiaries in the government) are not really that concerned about the possible psychological impact of showing a woman a sonogram before she gets an abortion. Neither are they particularly concerned about the same with regards to offering her a description about the unborn child. It's only bad to do so if she is likely to change her mind and carry the child to term.