John on December 3, 2007 at 3:32 pm
From the Daily Mail:
Worrying new research reveals that between 1990 and 2005, about 1,500 fewer girls were born to Indian mothers living in England and Wales than would have been statistically probable for this group.
Indeed, the Oxford University population expert who collated the information insists the discrepancy in birth ratios between boys and girls is too “sudden and pronounced to have a likely biological or environmental cause… the most probable explanation is sex-selective abortion”.
Anyone who is familiar with Indian society and culture will probably understand why.
Girls are often unwanted.
Daughters are considered an economic burden with the dowry system, in particular, resulting in financial ruin or extreme hardship for many families when the women marry.
The solution for such families can be brutal and merciless. Thousands of baby girls are killed or allowed to die within their first few days.
One of the most horrific methods is “dry drowning”, where the open mouth of a female infant, searching for her mother’s nipple, receives instead a handful of grain or rice which chokes the child to death.
There are also reports of baby girls buried alive.
Infanticide is still prevalent throughout India today, but is increasingly being replaced by gender-based abortion – so called “Female Foeticide”.
Whadaya know! Abortion as a replacement for infanticide. I’d have never guessed.
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