The decision to abort: No sex-role bias, and little enthusiasm

Melanie Curtis1, Lionel Standing1
1Bishop's University, Canada
Cite this article:  Curtis, M., & Standing, L. (1992). The decision to abort: No sex-role bias, and little enthusiasm. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 20(4), 237-242.

Volume 20 Issue 4 | e689 | Published: November 1992 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1992.20.4.237

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The hypothetical decision to abort a genetically defective fetus was studied as a function of participant gender, fetus gender, and the nature of the fetal impairment (physical versus mental defect). A questionnaire technique was employed, with a sample of 181 students who were asked to imagine that they faced this decision themselves. No evidence was found for sex-role bias with regard to the gender of the fetus, or its interaction with type of defect. The only significant factor found was that females were more opposed to aborting than males. Both males and females expressed a wide range of attitudes, but showed anti-abortion views overall.


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