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India To Enforce Ban on Prenatal Sex Tests


on 2001/5/10 9:49:02 ( 1155 reads )


Source: Agence France-Presse





NEW DELHI, INDIA, MAY 5, 2001: With the population count showing a dramatic drop in the male-female ratio among children in many parts of the country, India's Supreme Court has directed the government to enforce the ban on procedures to determine the sex of unborn children. Such procedures have led to abortions of female fetuses and an increasing imbalance in the ratio of males to females in the population. The Times of India reported that, "The court has asked state governments to furnish quarterly reports on the enforcement of laws banning sex-selective abortions in the country and to begin a campaign against female infanticide and prenatal determination of sex."




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