Running head: Sex Selection
September 02, 2008
Sex selection in India and China I saw several articles on Sex selection and wanted to learn more about it. We have so many people who take about pro life and pro choice. Life is something that people take for granted. Women should think when they are pregnant their embryo is developing in their body and it is life. Life of a human who could be our next president, or our next governor or just a great human being.
The Indian and Chinese government has delivered a message to young women that their lives are not as valued as a boy’s life. The government has also taken away their ability to choose weather or not they want to keep their own child.
“In India, the recently released National Family Health Survey paints a horrifying picture of gender selection by abortion among that nation's urban and rural populations. According to government officials, India has lost more than 10 million girls through the illegal but prevalent practice.” Abortion-Sex selection; November 1, 2007, New York Sun.
The practice of gender selection was banned in 1994, but to this day still continues. The small town of Orissa in India had an underground illegal clinic that was being run by individuals who condoned this procedure and there was a raid and several thousand female fetus body parts were found in bags behind the clinic. It is estimated that 10 million female fetuses have been killed over the past two decade. The clinic owner and manager were taken into custody.
The modern technology of amniocentesis made female foeticide very easy. The test was used for the purpose of showing any birth defects that might be forming within the fetus. The test then turned into a way in which the mother could see weather or not she was having a girl baby. The test was later outlawed in 1979 by the Indian Council of Medical...