Montreal’s La Presse sent a young Chinese woman into an ultrasound clinic on the South Shore of Montreal posing as a woman 12 weeks pregnant. The woman sought solely to determine the sex of the baby because she only wanted to keep the child if it was a boy.
“At that age, yes, we can get an idea of the sex,” the technician told her. “I can try to tell you the sex of the baby, if you want. It’s possible, but it is not 100%. It is 70%. … I cannot decide for you. All I can tell you is that you can do it if you wish. It is doable.” (…)
The newspaper, which has the second-highest circulation in Quebec and fourth-highest in the country, has uploaded video footage of the sting operation as the centerpiece of a five-minute video that sheds light on the practice of sex-selective abortion in Canada. The piece includes interviews with B.C. Conservative MP Mark Warawa, who introduced a motion to condemn sex-selective abortion last year, and Dr. Rajendra Kale, the former interim editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, who raised the alarm about sex-selective abortion in a 2012 editorial.