Wednesday, 29 October 2008

India - the fate of girls

This video is a bit long but you will get the idea. Some people think 10 million baby girls have been aborted in India.
Listen to this BBC programe if you can - it is only a few minuted long. Compare this to China.

In some ways this is a very old tale. Long before medical abortion became available, unwanted girls were killed after birth or not given enough food and medicine to survive. But modern technology has changed that. Ultrasound machines, which make it possible to determine the gender of a fetus, have spread from big city hospitals to small country clinics. Portable machines are taken to remote villages by motorcycle.
Here is another video.

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