Es gibt Dinge, die mich sehr wütend stimmen. Kann es sein, dass ein Kind abgetrieben wird, weil es nicht das Geschlecht besitzt, das von den Eltern gewünscht wird? Dass diese Praxis hier in Europa durchaus anzutreffen ist, haben britische Journalisten nachgewiesen.
Doctors at British clinics have been secretly filmed agreeing to terminate foetuses purely because they are either male or female. Clinicians admitted they were prepared to falsify paperwork to arrange the abortions even though it is illegal to conduct such “sex-selection” procedures. Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said: “I’m extremely concerned to hear about these allegations. Sex selection is illegal and is morally wrong. I’ve asked my officials to investigate this as a matter of urgency.”
The disclosures will add to growing concerns about the regulation of abortion clinics and the apparent ability of women to secure terminations “on demand”. The Daily Telegraph carried out an investigation into sex-selection abortions after concerns were raised that the procedures were becoming increasingly common for cultural and social reasons.