Sweden is quite consistently (and falsely, I might add) portrayed as the home of gender equity. So this report on sex selection abortion may shock some. But not me. We know this is happening in Canada, so why not Sweden?
The only slight reference we have to the fact that the mother may be from elsewhere is this:
In part, I wonder if a caregiver within the public health system has the right to make reference to their own views and the dominant view in our country about gender’s equal value, in preventing a patient, with perhaps a different valuation, from learning the gender of the fetus,” he writes.
Sure, you can reference the dominant view about gender equality in your country, my friend. But then you’ll also have to reference that other dominant view of our times–that abortion is always a private woman’s choice and that her arbitrary decision to do away with her daughters supercedes almost every other dominant view.