Wisconsin Women's Law Journal
abortion, reproductive rights
This essay consists of five sections. The first section describes the problem of sex-selective abortion, including an analysis of sociological data regarding adult preference for male children and its current effects. Section Two discusses various philosophical paradigms and analyses of sex-selective abortion with the goal of developing a coherent philosophical base from which to argue for a policy regarding sex-selective abortion which furthers the goals of gender equality. Section Three addresses the constitutionality of sex-selective abortion prohibitions in light of the Supreme Court's pronouncement in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Section Four outlines the liberal feminist response to sex-selective abortion and addresses the inadequacy of traditional legal doctrines to deal with the issue. In Section Five, Cherry proposes a feminist treatment of sex-selective abortion.
Cherry, April L., "A Feminist Understanding of Sex-Selective Abortion: Solely a Matter of Choice" (1995). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 995.