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Arizona Central: Reproductive Rights of Asian American Women Under Attack

posted by Randall

male female symbolA new law in Arizona requires doctors to determine why a woman is seeking an abortion.

According to a blog by Zeenat N. Hasan for the Arizona Central, “the sponsors of Arizona’s so-called “prenatal nondiscrimination” law justified it based on a xenophobic stereotype that Asian women prefer sons over daughters and will abort based on the sex of the fetus.

“As an Asian-American woman, I fear its potential, damaging effects on my community. We already face many health risks. Language barriers, economic pressures and cultural taboos toward sex prevent a significant number of Asian-American and Pacific-Islander women from seeking and receiving quality and timely reproductive health services.”

You can read more on the potential impact of the new Arizona law for Asian American woman in the Arizona Central.

 

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