Choose who to Kill
News this week that the British Medical Association has advised the Crown Prosecution Service that there may be grounds for aborting a child on a sex selection basis.
As part of his analysis, Mr Starmer used advice from the British Medical Association (BMA), which states that there might be circumstances â€œin which termination of pregnancy on grounds of foetal sex would be lawfulâ€.
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has asked Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, for clarification on the issue.
Let’s understand just how pernicious this is by imagining a different scenario. Suppose a lady in early pregnancy approaches her GP.
Lady : I’d like you to tell me the race of my baby.
GP : I’m sorry? Why do you want to know that?
L : Well, I slept with quite a few blokes around the time I conceived, and I’m happy to have this baby as long as it’s not black. I couldn’t cope with that.
Now, would anyone like to tell me why an abortion on the basis of sex is OK but not on the basis of race? No, didn’t think so…..
Let’s see what action the Health Secretary takes next.