So I wake up today to this news in Indian Express.
FEMALE FOETICIDE A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC
A new study on sex selective abortions to be released in Medical Journal LANCET.
Claims that female foeticide has spread from a handful of states to most parts of the country.
GOT MONEY, WILL KILL
Mothers with 10 or more years of education went for such abortions than those with no education.
Similar trend in richer households.
They are also slightly greater in urban areas.
Reason: They are more aware of ultrasound and abortion services and can afford them more readily than uneducated or poorer household.
SHAME ON SUCH WOMEN.
Remarkable shift in population living in states where the child sex ratios are below 915; rising from 10% in 1991 to 27% in 2001, and 56% in 2011. Simply put, most of the India's population now lives in states where selective abortion of girls is common.
This disturbs me to hell. I am upset by this news. Whats wrong with HUMANITY.
The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1996, which claims to prevent the misuse of techniques for the purpose of prenatal sex determination, has been largely ineffective.
It makes me angry.
Is there nothing anyone can do about it?