Sex-selective abortion

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Tennessee Down syndrome abortion ban back in effect while legal challenges continue

Feb 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Tennessee law restricting abortions based on sex, race, or prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome is back in effect for... Read more

18 states file brief supporting Tennessee's discrimination abortion ban

Nov 20, 2020

An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race,... Read more

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

Mar 5, 2020

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  

Feb 5, 2020

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

Oct 11, 2019

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

Mar 16, 2019

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

Feb 5, 2019

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

Sep 29, 2018

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

Feb 25, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Mar 4, 2017

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

Report: Baby girls are being targeted for abortion in the West

Apr 16, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The problem of sex-selective abortion is not limited to China and India, but is increasing in communities within Western countries,... Read more

Sleeping Baby, by Vera Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

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

Nov 12, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

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

UK push to ban gender-based abortions hailed as pro-woman

Nov 6, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The British Parliament's move to ban sex-selective abortion is a move to defend women's rights – including the right to... Read more

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

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

Mar 21, 2014

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

Sleeping Baby, by Vera Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

Australian doctor under fire for refusing sex-based abortion

Oct 12, 2013

A Catholic doctor in Australia could face suspension or the loss of his license for refusing to refer a couple... Read more

Jill McElya, a human rights lawyer with the Invisible Girl Project, answers a question as Dr. Sabu M. George (R) listens on Sept 9, 2013.

Panel explores link between sex-selection, abuse of women

Sep 14, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A recent hearing before members of the U.S. House of Representatives examined the gender imbalance in India and its connection... Read more

Rukhsana Hasib speaks with CNA on June 6, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Bangladeshi author decries female 'gendercide' in the East

Jun 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new novel by a businesswoman and author from Bangladesh is highlighting the ongoing tragedy of female “gendercide” in many... Read more