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A woman carrying a fetus with high chance of deformation was denied an abortion in India. The country’s response highlights the complexity of writing abortion law in a country plagued by sex-selective abortions.
Offering women and their rights as the first sacrifice is commonplace to preserve the chaste principles of almost any religion.
Removing gaps between men and women — gaps in education, health, nutrition, human rights and laws — is the only real solution to eliminating the sex ration at birth gap.
The Indian government is planning to restrict women’s reproductive choices rather than address the reasons for sex-selective abortions.
Increased international exposure of sex selective abortions in India is leading the first female president to pledge reform. Will this be any different than laws already on the books, or just more control over women’s lives?
The extremely skewed sex ratio in India tells a story of the "girl deficit" caused by banned practices undertaken by people of different religions, social strata and education levels.
Sex selective abortion is a complex issue in India, rooted in patriarchal culture and gender inequality. Deepali Gaur Singh takes a deeper look.