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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Choosing the sex of your baby

Tonight, 60 Minutes [Australia] will broadcast an interview with a family who had seven boys and desperately wanted a girl.

With gender selection against the law in Australia, couples who wish to have a particular gender baby must head overseas.

See a brief backgrounder of tonight's story here:

I have written on the topic before - for The Punch - and still stand firm on the issue: I wholeheartedly agree that a couple should have the right to choose the sex of their baby.

I know it's controversial, I know many disagree, and I know that many will include China's one child policy, those who are infertile, and "playing God" in their arguments.

I still stand firm.

My argument always goes along these lines: unless you are going through it, what gives you the right to decide what a couple does to create their family? Does anyone dictate your decisions?

Read my article in The Punch here:

And please comment on what you think: choosing the sex of your baby - agree or disagree?