Just read this item in the NYT today about Arizona banning abortion for "race selection."
I feel that I am fairly well informed on issues of reproduction in the United States, but I am unaware that race-selective termination is a concern here.
Which is not to say that policies surrounding reproduction do not effectively privilege some women over other women.
However, I am not convinced that this ban addresses an "actual" practice. Instead, it strikes me as pitting "race" against "gender."
I think it is interesting also that Arizona is positioning itself as a defender of human rights and of race and ethnicity.
Is the "race" being defended against selective abortion black / Latino / Native American / Asian? If so, then this is an interesting maneuver for Arizona, with its anti-immigrant legislation.
Or it could also be a defense of any race, including "white," which could define all terminations as violating an "ethic" against race selection.
Either way, reproductive justice is being hit. We need to hit back.