Friday, 30 March 2007

Indian fashion designer spotlights female abortions

Ed: Why is it called 'foeticide'? Does that mean there's, like, 'good abortion' (plain 'abortion') and there's 'bad abortion' (foeticide)?

The young designer, Neeta Lulla, herself a mother of two, used her catwalk show to put the spotlight on 'foeticide' – the practise of aborting unborn children when they are known to be daughters, rather than the preferred sons of the family.

Although some states have passed laws to make it illegal for scans to reveal the sex of unborn children, the practise of foeticide is still believed to be widespread in parts of rural India. Read more

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