India: State Governments Crack Down on Sex Selection Abortion and Abortion Pills

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues at http://www.pncius.org/ The Maharashtra Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked down on doctors and pharmacists dispensing “medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) kits” in an effort to curb sex-selection abortion. In response to the state FDA’s actions, many distributers have pulled the drugs …

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Western State in India Cracks Down on Use of Sonograms to Target Female Babies

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 Recognition has also been withdrawn from 75 …

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Sex-Selective Abortion Leads to Millions of More “Missing Girls’ in India

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 …

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Misogynist Sex Selection Abortion Claims Millions of Girls in India

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This can be found on Wesley’s great blog. The Indian crisis of sex selection abortion is worsening. From the AP story: More and more Indian families with one girl are aborting subsequent pregnancies when prenatal tests show another female is on the way, according to a new study published …

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Indian Man Accused of Killing Wife Who Refused to Abort Third Daughter

By Dave Andrusko AsiaNews is reporting that an Indian man stands accused of killing his pregnant wife whom he had beaten for refusing to abort their third child, who, like their first two children, was a girl. After tests revealed that the unnamed woman would have a girl, “Prakash Chair told his wife last Tuesday …

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The Devastating Impact of Sex-Selection Abortion in India

By Dave Andrusko It’s been such a busy last few days that only now am I getting to an ominous report out of India that documents how radically sex-selection abortion has upset the ratio between the sexes. According to a new preliminary census, there are now 914 girls under age 6 per every 1,000 boys, …

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