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Mississippi bill would ban abortions on basis of sex, race, genetic abnormality

A bill has been introduced in the Mississippi legislature to prohibit abortions being performed because of race, sex, or genetic... Read more

Bangladesh court signals support for ban on prenatal gender detection  

The High Court in Bangladesh has asked the government to justify its continued allowance of prenatal gender detection technology, which... Read more

Legal group warns about sex-selective abortion on Day of the Girl Child

On the International Day of the Girl Child, a legal advocacy group in India is drawing attention to the problem... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Abortion rights advocates to challenge pro-life bills in Kentucky

The Kentucky legislature passed two pro-life bills this week, which are expected to be signed by the governor. The bills,... Read more

Why some Scottish hospitals don't tell parents their baby's sex

Some hospitals in Scotland have stopped telling expectant parents the sex of their unborn baby due to fears of legal... Read more

Study finds increases in gold price increase sex-selective abortions in India

A study from the University of Essex has found a link between the global price of gold and the survival... Read more

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Sex trafficking, elderly suicide, and the legacy of China's one child policy

Although China expanded its former one child policy to a limit of two children per family in 2015, decades of... Read more

Why is gendercide wrong and screening for Down syndrome okay, advocates ask

Is it ok to abort a baby who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome? What about if you find out... Read more

Sleeping Baby, by Vera Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

UK pro-lifers throw rare legal punch against sex-selective abortion

Claiming that the government has turned a blind eye to sex-selective abortions, British pro-life activists are launching a rare private... Read more

Ultrasounds can be used by parents wishing to procure a sex-selective abortion.

UK prime minister denounces sex-selective abortions as 'appalling'

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized sex-selective abortion as “simply an appalling practice,” and said the British government will... Read more