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National Post Editorial Board: Stephen Harper, Canada's pro-choice activist-in-chief

A 2011 Environics poll found that 92% of Canadian respondents opposed sex-selective abortion on moral grounds. A 2012 Angus Reid poll found that about two-thirds of respondents (about half of them women) favoured laws prohibiting sex-selective abortion. While most Canadians oppose laws that would prohibit abortion entirely, a majority recognizes that killing a fetus for no other reason than its sex is wrong.


Putting aside the moral considerations behind this ghoulish practice, there is a practical dimension to the debate about sex-selective abortion: In parts of East Asia and South Asia, the targeting killing of millions of female fetuses has skewed demographics to an alarming extent. What's worse, some immigrants from these parts of the world are bringing their misogynistic attitudes into Canadian ultrasound and abortion clinics.

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