The 40th anniversary of legalised abortion in India went by unnoticed. Women’s groups remained silent. The government was quiet. And there was virtually no mention of this landmark legislation in media. Perhaps there was a reason for the sobriety. Forty years after the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, abortion is now increasingly being used to kill unborn daughters. The situation is grim and United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) says 7,000 fewer girls are born everyday in India than should be. The Lancet reckons that between three and six million girls were aborted in India over the past decade. And our latest Census figures reveal that the male-female ratio is the worst since we started counting in 1961 – just 914 girls for every 1,000 boys.
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