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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 10:11 AM
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Study shows girls increasingly aborted in India
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Source: Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- More and more Indian families with one girl are aborting subsequent pregnancies when prenatal tests show another female is on the way, according to a new study published Tuesday.

The decline in the number of girls is more pronounced in richer and better educated households, according to research in the medical journal Lancet.

Those numbers show that a 1996 law that bans testing for the gender of a fetus has been largely ineffective, the study said.

In India, there is a huge cultural preference for boys in large part because of the enormous expense in marrying off girls and paying elaborate dowries. Officials have acknowledged that current laws have proved inadequate at combatting the widening sex ratio gap.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_INDIA_SEX_SEL...



The joke will be on them in 20 years when their sons will be unable to find wives.
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