Abortion is termination of pregnancy. In simple words, when a women gets pregnant, and before giving birth to the child, abortion is done inside the mother’s womb which results in stopping a beating heart. It is the removal of an embryo or fetus. In approximately 30 to 40% of pregnancies, abortion occurs without intervention which is known as miscarriage or spontaneous abortion.
Sex selective abortion is dangerous. Sex selective abortion is the practice of killing a child specially girl child before birth. It happens based on sex prediction. This mostly happens when the family members find out that the child inside the mother’s womb is a girl child. The selective abortion of female featus is very common. Especially in the remote and village areas of India, a boy child is preferred over a female child and thus the family members force the mother to undergo abortion. Sex selective abortion causes human sex ratio. According to census and statistics, it was found that there are a total 17 states in India which prefer sons over daughters. The most popular state was Uttar Pradesh.
Why does abortion happens?
The reason being girls are considered a social burden is most of the places. They are considered an object where she will marry after a certain age and leave her family. But sons are considered kings of the family. According to the family members, a boy child will run the family, look after their parents and work outside. But a girl is not meant for working outside. There are different situations where fathers and mothers belonging to poor families are scared of giving birth to a girl child because of their marriage , dowry, other conditions like rape, harrasment etc. That’s why they decide to do abortion and try again for a boy child. Early marriage before the age of 18 faces more abortion of female foetuses and they are not confident to keep their own points and face the challenges in their husband’s house. Abortion is such a disgusting thing. Some family members become so blind in wanting a boy in their family that they decide to end a very small life even though that small baby has not even come to the world.
“Prenatal disclosure of sex before the child is born is prohibited under law and should not be done.” – According to the Prohibition of Sex selection Act and Indian Laws, sex selective abortion is considered illegal. It is illegal to carry out prenatal sex diacrement tests and abort the unborn girls. Even though different laws come, still in many places, boys are seen as assets and girls are seen as a burden for society.
Now the big question arises here is that whether our country India will succeed in stopping abortion completely and protect the future of unborn girls. The government and the laws should come up to stop this evil practice of female foeticide.
Prenatal Sex Discrimination
This is a real war on women. Even there are some women that is mothers who has to abort the girl child under complete pressure and torture of the family members. This is unjust but is still practiced in the world. These practices creates discrimination against a human based on sex and thus it results on sex discrimination. Amartya Sen said that 100 million girls were missing due to the result of infanticide, neglect and inequalities in care. It has now gone up to 160 million. Such issues and practices have to be looked at in a very strict manner and even after laws are introduced, and these practices still go on, then proper penal actions should be taken against the family members or persons. This is a very serious crime and should be stopped at any go. An innocent life is getting destroyed who has no fault. Her only fault for getting killed is that she is a girl, she is a woman.
Concluding my writing with the line ” We are women, We can do everything”!
In reality the line should be ” We are women, we can bear each and everything”!
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