The whole thing is horrifying on a number of levels -- but for those who have always styled themselves as left-wing feminists, the concept of sex-selection abortions should be particularly odious. After all, we've heard for years about how most of the evils in the world are attributable to the hegemonic-phallocentric-patriarchal-white-male construct.
What, exactly, does sex-selection abortion accomplish besides creating the ultimate male hegemony by doing away with unborn girls? If they were looking to hand the "patriarchy" the ultimate triumph, they couldn't do any better than this.
Until feminists address this scandal, let's hear no more about Lilly Ledbetter and equal pay. If indeed women were being paid less for the same work than men (despite Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and the 1991 civil rights act), it would indeed be a travesty. But hey -- at least those women got to live. Apparently, quite a few unborn babies aren't even getting that chance . . . just because they're girls.