Let Girls Be Born Elsewhere: Sex Selective Abortion in India and the Need for Self-Regulation within the Medical Profession
Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy Volume 1:1 Fall 2014
20 Pages Posted: 17 May 2018
Date Written: 2004
This Note discusses the historical discrimination against girl children in India, societal motivations for sex determination, and the effects of the introduction of prenatal medical technology as well as the projected consequences of sex-selective abortion. This Note then discusses the current state of the law in India and the PNDT Act. Finally, this Note analyzes the role of the medical community in sex determination and sex-selective abortion and emphasizes the necessity of enforcing the Code of Medical Ethics in a way that is self-regulating.
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