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Abortion is not Murder

 The recent recommendation of Mahasrashtra Govt  to the centre that sex selection  be treated as homicide , punishable under section 302 of the IPC is UNACCEPTABLE. Safe and legal abortion is a woman's right and abortion is legal in India. Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP Act) spells out the conditions under which it can be carried out. Sex-selective abortion, however, amounts to discrimination against a particular sex, in most cases, female sex. Sex-selection in favour of the male child is a symptom of devaluation of female lives. It is important to remember that those who want to use abortion for elimination of the female foetus have to first determine the sex of the child.  Rightly, it is this process of pre-natal selection which is a crime, and it is being regulated and monitored through the Preconception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex selection) (PCPNDT) Act.

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  • Union Health Minister
    Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad

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