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Sweden rules ‘gender-based’ abortion legal

Posted By admin On May 13, 2009 @ 9:40 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

The Local [1]
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender [2]-based abortion [3] is not illegal according to current law and can not therefore be stopped, according to a report by Sveriges Television.

The Local reported in February that a woman from Eskilstuna in southern Sweden had twice had abortions after finding out the gender of the child.

The woman, who already had two daughters, requested an amniocentesis in order to allay concerns about possible chromosome abnormalities. At the same time, she also asked to know the foetus’s gender.


Sweden rules gender based abortion legal obama 340x169 [4]

Doctors at Mälaren Hospital expressed concern and asked Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen [5]) to draw up guidelines on how to handle requests in the future in which they “feel pressured to examine the foetus’s gender” without having a medically compelling reason to do so.

The board has now responded that such requests and thus abortions can not be refused and that it is not possible to deny a woman an abortion up to the 18th week of pregnancy, even if the foetus’s gender is the basis for the request.

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[1] The Local: http://www.thelocal.se/19392.html

[2] gender: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tag/gender

[3] abortion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tag/abortion

[4] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv/

[5] Socialstyrelsen: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tag/Socialstyrelsen

[6] Salon.com Writer: ‘You Bet Your Ass I’d Have an Abortion. I’d Have the World’s Greatest Abortion.’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/salon-com-writer-%e2%80%98you-bet-your-ass-i%e2%80%99d-have-an-abortion-i%e2%80%99d-have-the-world%e2%80%99s-greatest-abortion-%e2%80%99.html

[7] Chinese officials agree payout for family of woman forced to have abortion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinese-officials-agree-payout-for-family-of-woman-forced-to-have-abortion.html

[8] Gender-bender chemicals ‘putting everyone at risk’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gender-bender-chemicals-putting-everyone-at-risk.html

[9] NHS staff routinely forged abortion consent forms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nhs-staff-routinely-forged-abortion-consent-forms.html

[10] Texas passes abortion restriction bill, governor certain to sign: http://www.prisonplanet.com/texas-passes-abortion-restriction-bill-governor-certain-to-sign.html

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