By Dave Andrusko Earlier this week we posted a story for which the word “miracle” was insufficient. A grieving father in India, in the process of burying his own prematurely delivered daughter, found an infant girl buried alive in a clay pot about three feet below the ground. Doctors estimate Seeta (the name given the …Continue reading "Baby girl found buried alive a grim and visceral reminder of lethal sex discrimination in India"
Politicians are backing a bill which orders civil servants to stop at two By William Huang On August 15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped out to the Red Fort in the Indian capital of New Delhi as a newly empowered man, after the landslide election win of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). His …Continue reading "India is obsessed with over-population. It should learn from China’s mistakes"
India’s Invisible Girls By John Stonestreet & Roberto Rivera Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. Until recently, …Continue reading "The Scourge of Sex-Selection Abortion"
Not one female birth across 132 villages in India By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Approximately 15.8 million girls have been killed in the womb through sex-selective abortions in India since 1990, the Population Research Institute (PRI) finds. The report states that: “Due to a strong, culturally-rooted preference for sons in many …Continue reading "The pandemic of female foeticide in India exposed"
By Jonathan Abbamonte, Population Research Institute  Nearly 550,000 unborn girls are killed in India every year by sex-selective abortion, a newly released report from the Population Research Institute (PRI) has found. The findings highlight the shocking extent to which girls in India—and other parts of the world—continue to be selectively targeted for abortion and …Continue reading "The Slaughter of Girls Continues in India: New PRI study find that Sex-Selective Abortion Kills 550,000 Girls Each Year"
Abortionists given immunity if something happens to the mother By Dave Andrusko In a decision loaded with tragedy, last Friday the Bombay high court ruled that a woman could abort her 30-week-old unborn child because an ultrasound was said to have detected “multiple neurological abnormalities,” the Times of India reported.” According to Shibu Thomas, the …Continue reading "Woman 30 weeks pregnant authorized by Indian court to abort"
By Dave Andrusko Sex selective abortions are rampant in India, as NRL News Today has reported on many occasions [see here; here; and here). According to a story in The Hindu, a woman, seven months pregnant, died Tuesday of a suspected sex selective performed by a nurse. R. Ramuthai, 28, came from Uthapanaickanoor, near Usilampatti …Continue reading "Indian woman dies as baby is aborted in 7th month; authorities suspect sex-selective abortion"
But lament “only” one girl under 15 had abortion By Dave Andrusko The graphic is labeled, “for representational purposes only.” It shows a well developed unborn baby cupped in two hands. In the background are abortion tools. The headline to the story in the Times of India reads, “Abortions in city rise 5%, health experts …Continue reading "Abortionists in India celebrate increase in abortion after one-time drop"
Arrest follows second “successful” attempt to abort baby girl and death of her mother By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note, Tamil Nadu, one of India’s 29 states, lies in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula. Salem is a city in Tamil Nadu. 24-year-old Lakshmi Manigandan died April 19, following the second attempt to perform a …Continue reading "Woman dies following illegal abortion, Indian officials hunt for doctors performing sex-selection screenings"
Government policies + sex-selection abortions multiple impact of cultural preference for boys By Dave Andrusko When the first eight words of a story are “Nothing like this has happened in human history,” it gets your attention. The rest of Simon Denyer’s and Annie Gowen’s first paragraph in their Washington Post story tells you what and …Continue reading "Gigantic imbalance among the sexes in China and India"
By Dave Andrusko It took the victim of an attack that killed her unborn baby sitting peacefully in front of a police station in a town in southern India before authorities would investigate the brutal assault that took the life of her 4 ½ month unborn baby, Yahoo News reported. “While the incident occurred 18 …Continue reading "Indian woman loses unborn baby after being repeatedly kicked in the stomach"
More than 11 million of these, owing to sex-selective abortion. Could be as high as 16.9 million. By Jonathan Abbamonte Millions of women have gone missing from India’s population due to persistent, deep-seated male bias and extreme son preference. According to a recent report from the Government of India, a staggering 63 million women are …Continue reading "Missing in India: 63 million women"