Forced sex-selection abortions discovered in Indian state
Catholic World News - June 06, 2012
Women in the Beed district of India’s central Maharashtra state have been forced to undergo abortions late in pregnancy when they were discovered to be carrying female babies, AsiaNews reports.
Two doctors were recently arrested after a woman died from complications of a late-term abortion. Although abortion is legal in India, it is illegal to perform an abortion for sex-selection purposes. Dr. Pascal Carvalho, a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, told AsiaNews that the Beed district is “notorious” for sex-selection abortions.
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