New Delhi, India, Oct 11, 2019 / 09:13 am
On the International Day of the Girl Child, a legal advocacy group in India is drawing attention to the problem of sex-selective abortion and calling for efforts to end the practice.
"In our country, 7,000 babies are aborted every day for one reason: they are girls instead of boys," said Tehmina Arora, director of ADF India.
"India's skewed sex ratio shows that, as a nation, we have failed girls. They are either aborted or, once born, subject to various forms of violence."
Arora called for greater awareness of the devastation caused by sex-selective abortion, and a commitment to fight against it, on the International Day of the Girl Child.