By Michael Cook A woman doctor in India has sued her husband and a hospital for pressuring her to abort twin girls. In a first-of-its-kind case, Mitu Khurana, a 39-year old doctor from Delhi, claims that her husband, Dr Kamal Khuran, secretly obtained an ultrasound of her daughters when she was pregnant with the collusion …Continue reading "Indian doctor sues husband over pressure to abort twin daughters"
By Dave Andrusko We’ve written dozens of articles about sex-selection abortions in India. While prenatal testing for gender is illegal, there have been very few prosecutions. And because sex-selection abortions are so very widespread, “India’s child sex ratio has deteriorated sharply over the past 20 years, dropping to 918 girls for every 1,000 boys born …Continue reading "Prime Minister launches “selfie” campaign against sex-selection abortion by promoting equality in India"
By Michael Cook A woman at the centre of a debate over euthanasia in India has died after 42 years in a minimally conscious state. In 1973 Aruna Shanbaug, a 25-year-old nurse in Mumbai, was brutally assaulted and strangled by a contract cleaner. She did not die, but was left severely brain-damaged. In 2010 journalist …Continue reading "Woman at centre of Indian euthanasia debate dies"
By Dave Andrusko In the March digital edition of National Right to Life News, Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, NRLC director of education, explained that the Indian health ministry had made revisions on an amended “Medical Termination of Pregnancy” bill being sent to the cabinet. The amendment would allow Ayush doctors to do “non-invasive procedures on …Continue reading "Medical Association of India blasts draft proposal to allow non-physicians to perform chemical abortions"
Follows decision by Supreme Court of India By Dave Andrusko If a story in AsiaNews is accurate, it’s not often you see a result as startling—or as quick—as this. Last week NRL News Today reported that the Indian Supreme Court had directed major search engines such as Yahoo, Google, and Bing to no longer …Continue reading "A “significant drop” in sex-selective abortions in India and Nepal"
By Dave Andrusko In a stunning development, the International Business Times reported today that the Supreme Court of India has ordered three major Internet search engines “to stop displaying advertisements relating to pre-natal sex determination.” As NRL News Today has reported, gender determination and selection are offenses under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques …Continue reading "Indian Supreme Court orders major Internet search engines to stop taking advertisements related to pre-natal sex determination"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared in the September digital edition of National Right to Life News. The entire 38-page edition can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsSeptember2014.pdf. Over the years we’ve run dozens and dozens of stories about the ghastly practice of sex-selective abortions and how the sex-ratio imbalances that result are completely disrupting …Continue reading "The devastating impact of sex-selective abortions on Indian culture"
By Dave Andrusko Over the years we’ve run dozens and dozens of stories about the ghastly practice of sex-selective abortions and how the sex-ratio imbalances that result are completely disrupting countries such as India. CNN ran a terrific piece Wednesday, written by Carl Gierstorfer. He is described as “a journalist and filmmaker with a …Continue reading "The devastating impact of sex-selective abortions on Indian culture"
By Dave Andrusko This is one of those who have to see it to believe it—and you don’t believe it anyway. The story comes out of India and the long and the sort of it is there is a shortage of “abortion drugs” (RU-486 and a companion prostaglandin). More specifically, “There is significant decrease in …Continue reading "Worries over enormous impact of sex-selection abortions in India annoys pro-abortionists"
By Dave Andrusko A story in today’s Daily Telegraph newspaper says that the government of India is contemplating jailing family members who coerce women into have sex-selection abortions. It is against the law in India to perform sex determination ultrasounds and sex selective abortions. “But in the last ten years only 463 people have been …Continue reading "India contemplating controversial new law to fight sex-selection abortions"
By Dave Andrusko The Times of India is reporting that as the result of a massive inspective drive as many as 273 sonography centers have been shut down for violations of the 1994 Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act in the state of western state of Maharashtra. Recognition has also been withdrawn from 75 …Continue reading "Western State in India Cracks Down on Use of Sonograms to Target Female Babies"
By Dave Andrusko It’s the nature of the blogging business that you can’t tackle everything the day it comes to pass. Alas, it seems as if each day there is one story I had set aside to write about and then neglected for a week. Today’s example is a very important study that the prestigious …Continue reading "Sex-Selective Abortion Leads to Millions of More “Missing Girls’ in India"