Prominent Indian feminist defends sex-selective abortion

By Sarah Terzo

Nivedita Menon, Indian feminist scholar:

Nivedita Menon
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“[W]e cannot hold simultaneously that abortion involves the right of women to control their bodies, but that women must be restricted by law from choosing specifically to abort female fetuses. We seem to be counterposing the rights of (future) women to be born against the rights of (present) women to control over their bodies.”

Nivedita Menon, “Abortion As a Feminist Issue: Who Decides, and What?” Outlook India,  May 12, 2012.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.