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Council of Europe weighs move against sex-selection abortions

September 12, 2011

The Council of Europe is weighing a resolution that would a ban on sex-determination tests for unborn children, as a way of curbing sex-selection abortions.

The draft resolution, which was approved by a committee on equal opportunities, would instruct doctors to “withhold information about the sex of the fetus.” The measure is a response to concerns about the trend to abort female babies: a trend that has already produced badly skewed male-to-female ratios among young children in India and China.

If approved by the Council of Europe, the policy would not be binding on the member-nations of the European Union.


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