Once again, the ultimate leftist-feminist dilemma. Support all abortion for all women no matter why or when or where only to discover that the vast majority of them are used to murder embryonic girls. One thing is for sure. If I were part of the British public I would be furious that my government was hiding crucial information and pretending it was in my interest to do so.
PUBLISHED: 19:35 EST, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:30 EST, 8 March 2013
Are abortions taking place in the UK based on the gender of the unborn child? The government wants to investigate further before saying for sure
Ministers have refused to release information about which immigrant communities appear more likely to abort unwanted girls.
Officials at the Department of Health have compiled a list of nationalities whose mothers tend to have far more boys than girls, a sign of illegal sex-specific terminations.
But they say that it would ‘not be in the public interest’ to publish the list.
Campaigners last night condemned ministers for being more concerned about stigmatising certain ethnic communities than challenging the practice by publishing the information.
Ranjit Bilkhu, an anti-gender abortion campaigner who grew up in a Sikh Punjabi community in Birmingham, said: ‘On International Women’s Day, of all days, we should be open about this issue. What we are talking about is violence against women and we should recognise it as such.
‘I think the Government is afraid to publish this because it might highlight particular communities that it doesn’t want to marginalise. I know it happens in my community.’