War on baby girls goes global

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Sex-selective feticide is warping the balance between male and female births and consequently skewing the sex ratios for the rising generation.

The world over the past three decades has come to witness an ominous and entirely new form of gender discrimination: sex-selective feticide.  The feticide is implemented through the practice of surgical abortion with the assistance of information gained through prenatal gender determination technology. All around the world, the victims of this new practice are overwhelmingly female and occurs all around the world.  In fact is is almost universally female.

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Sex-Selective Abortion Becoming More Common and Widespread in India

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A government’s advertisement billboard in support of baby girls in Morena, India.

The practice of aborting female fetuses if they don’t yet have a male child is becoming more common and widespread among couples in India, according to a new study.

 

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