sex-selective abortion

6 Stories

How a Pro-Life Film Hooked Pro-Choice Groups

Sital Kalantry explores 'It's a Girl'

(Newser) - Pro-choice and feminist groups are flocking to It's a Girl, a documentary about sex-selective abortions in China and India. But the film's director actually worked for a pro-life ministry, a fact that appears to have been carefully hidden, writes Sital Kalantry on Slate . Kalantry details how she became... More »

Hide Babies' Sex to Stop Immigrant Abortions: Doc

Delay disclosure until 30 weeks to halt sex-selective abortions among immigrants

(Newser) - Immigrants from countries where sex-selective abortion is widespread are bringing the practice with them to North America, a prominent Canadian doctor warns. Rajendra Kale—pointing to skewed gender ratios among South Asian communities in Canada—says health care workers should withhold the fetus' gender until after 30 weeks of pregnancy,... More »

Arizona Bill: Crime for Docs to Abort Based on Sex, Race

Passed Senate, now goes back to House

(Newser) - Arizona's Senate passed a bill that, if it becomes law, would make it a crime to abort based on the sex or race of a fetus. House Bill 2443 would make it a felony for a doctor to perform such an abortion; it was already passed by the House, but... More »

Among India's Rich, Aborting Girls on the Rise

Illegal practice more prevalent among rich with access to ultrasound

(Newser) - India’s preference for male children has spurred the practice of aborting female fetuses, aided and abetted by the widening availability of ultrasound technology. But tests are still expensive, and surveys show that female feticide is much more prevalent in richer areas, an observation born out by skewed gender ratios.... More »

China Faces 'Dangerous' Bride Shortage

One-child policy blamed for bachelor surplus

(Newser) - Some 24 million Chinese men of marrying age will be unable to find a bride by the end of this decade because of the country's one-child policy, according to a Chinese government report. The policy has resulted in a surge in sex-selective abortions since the '80s, especially in rural areas,... More »

India Will Pay Families for Daughters

Incentives for raising girls aim to correct skewed sex ratio

(Newser) - India will start handing out cash to families in return for raising daughters, reports AFP. The culture's preference for sons results in sex-selection abortions, which are illegal but have skewed the country's sex ratio. Poor families with girls in states with the worst sex ratios will receive a series of... More »

6 Stories