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India Investigating Female Feticide In 132 Villages
Indian authorities are investigating if illegal abortions and illicit sex-selection methods led to a lack of female births over the last three months in 132 villages, several outlets reported this week.
News outlets identified the location of the lack of female births as Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand state in northern India.
â€śIt is shocking to have a zero girl child birth rate in 132 villages of the district, as we have rarely heard of (or) seen any incident of female foeticide in the hills,â€ť Gopal Rawat, an Indian lawmaker, proclaimed, the Independent reported Tuesday.
Authorities suspect the selective killing of female fetuses in the Uttarkashi district, the Special Broadcasting Services (SBS) in Australia reported Tuesday....
This article has pointed out the problem with sex selection a couple years ago. I don't know if his fellow's ideas on correcting a problem would work.
Sital Kalantry wrote: There are too many men in India today. Over the course of several decades, 300,000 to 700,000 female fetuses were selectively aborted in India each year. Today there are about 50 million more men than women in the country. While selective abortion of female fetuses accounts for most of the excess of men, another reason for the disparity in the population is that some people are believed to kill female infants, and some girls die because of medical or nutritional neglect. This oversupply of men is harming women and girls....
As everyone already knows, I consider any targeting of an unborn child regardless of sex or physical condition to be murder. The article doesnâ€™t get into specifics where it is possible to tell who is pushing this, but my guess is it is the men. Women in impoverished areas have little say so in most areas of life. Their primary responsibilities are being wives and mothers will little say so about important decisions.
So, what those societies have done is encourage women to be what they were meant to be, but then for the wrong reasons.
I have often read of female feticide (new word for me) and it disgusts me. Women were never meant to be slaves and simply mothers. They are co-equal in the eyes of our Lord and should be treated as such.
You will find this to be a general trend in Hindu India, and it has really showing up in these villages. The Indian government apparently has decided to stop winking at this trend of sex selection via abortion.