Thanks to the horrific practice of sex-selection abortions, the population of India could see millions of girls never being born.
According to the Press Trust of India (PTI), a new study shows that as many as 6.8 million girls could be killed in the womb by 2030.
These discriminatory abortions have posed a problem in India for decades, as many families prefer sons to daughters, the outlet explains. Back in 1994, the Indian government even prohibited prenatal testing for the sex of the baby, but that appears not to have slowed down the practice.
The study was conducted by researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia and the Universite de Paris in France, who examined birth data in 21 regions of the country and found drastic imbalances in the ratio of birth of boys to girls.
“We project that the highest deficits in female births will occur in Uttar Pradesh, with a cumulative number of missing female births of 2 million from 2017 to 2030,” the researchers said.
The report continues:
For the whole of India, summing up the 29 state-level projections, the cumulative number of missing female births during 2017 to 2030 is projected to be 6.8 [million], they wrote in the study. The average annual number of missing female births between 2017 and 2025 is projected to be 469,000 per year and is projected to increase to 519,000 per year for the time period 2026 to 2030, according to the researchers.
This is only the latest of a string of shocking reports regarding the assault on unborn baby girls in India.
Back in 2019, Newsweek reported no baby girls were born in a three-month period in all of the Uttarkashi district in the country’s northern Uttarakhand state. Birth data from the district indicated that all of the 216 babies who were born were boys, with authorities suspecting sex-selection abortions as the culprit.
According to Life News, sex-selection abortions target baby girls across the world, but the world’s foremost human rights groups do little to curb the practice.
The United Nations Population Fund, for example, condemns sex-selection abortions in its documents but does little—if anything—to actually address the problem.
In the United States, Life News notes, only a few states ban this particular type of abortion, while abortion giant Planned Parenthood has declared that “EVERY reason to have an abortion is a valid reason,” presumably including sex-selection.
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