Wednesday, May 25, 2011


HONG KONG (Reuters) - Up to 12 million girls were aborted over the last three decades in India by parents that tended to be richer and more educated, a large study in India found, and researchers warned that the figure could rise with falling fertility rates.  The missing daughters occurred mostly in families which already had a first born daughter.  Although the preference for boys runs across Indian society, the abortions were more likely to be carried out by educated parents who were aware of ultrasound technology and who could afford abortions.  “The logic is families are saying if Nature gives us a first boy, then we don’t do anything. But if Nature gives a first girl then perhaps we would consider ultrasound testing and selective abortion for the subsequent children,” said lead author Professor Prabhat Jha at the Center for Global Health Research in Toronto, Canada.

 Jha and his colleagues, who published their study in The Lancet, said abortion of girls in India was different from the situation in China, where a one-child policy results in even abortions of the first girl.  In India there is no required one-child policy.  But the concern is that if urban women decide they only want one child, then the practice of selective abortion may increase.  
India enacted a law in 1996 to prevent the use of scanning for prenatal sex determination and selective abortion of girls but Jha said it was very difficult to enforce because of a huge unregulated private medical practice.

Families in India are increasingly aborting their second child if they know it to be a girl and they already have a daughter.  Selective abortion of female foetuses, usually after a firstborn girl, has increased in India over the past few decades, probably because of persistent son preference, and has contributed to a widening imbalance in the child sex ratio.  Killing unborn babies, not even asuras do that, even demons love their children.  The baby depends on your mercy.  When you were in your mother’s womb nobody aborted you.  Don’t do others what you would not like to be done to you. 

India:  Our population is our country’s strength; killing unborn fetuses will defeat us at in the end.  Abortion is becoming more and more prominent in India today due to Western influence.  Don’t destroy your future joy.  Have mercy with your kids.  Killing other humans is always a crime; no matter the age.  Every child needs protection, don’t deny it by selection.  Children are so beautiful, sweet and full of joy; how could anyone conceive a system which take their life, avoids their birth and destroys their hopes? A child being created under the heart of its mother is a separate entity, a soul like you and me; it does not belong to either the mother nor the father.  It is a gift of God, think of all she could be.   If you want to spoil your life, abort a child and pay the price.

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