.... Doctors’ ethics boss is blasted by pro-life campaigners for ‘abhorrent’ views after she backs terminations based on gender.Via Peter, J4MB, this. He writes:
The medical ethics specialist behind Diana Johnson’s 10 minute bill – Professor Wendy Savage – believes that women should be able to abort babies if the gender of the foetus isn’t to their liking.Our party’s positions on abortion and Foetal Alcohol Sydrome are on pp.5-8 of our last election manifesto.
The appropriately named Professor Savage [right] is a pillar of the British medical establishment, and has personally carried out over 10,000 abortions. I suppose after the first 1,000 you get used to doing as you please with a foetus. Savage is an influential member of the BMA’s ethics committee. She bases her argument on the idea that “It’s her body and her foetus”.
Strange how it’s only the father’s child when there is any responsibility to be shouldered, isn’t it? In Professor Savage’s world, all the choices are the woman’s but the father must still bear responsibility for them.
Incidentally, Professor Savage believes that sex-selective abortion hardly ever happens in the UK. But I wonder what gender of foetus the women of this country will be aborting most frequently if sex-selective abortion becomes legal? Given that radical feminists like Professor Savage have spent decades teaching women that men are destructive and surplus to requirements, and women are kind and nurturing, which gender will be aborted more frequently, do you think?
I suppose in her world we should only be concerned about the negative effects of stereotyping on women and not men.
Edited by AA