» 02/20/2007, 00.00
Fundamentalists accuse Christian hospital of illegal abortions
Police found 400 bones and skeletons of newborn babies in Ratlam, behind a Mission Hospital led by the Anglican Church of North India. The hospital has been accused of foeticide but the bishop says the whole episode is an “anti-Christian conspiracy”.
Public cradles against abortion
The Japanese Health Minister approved a decision by a hospital of Kumamoto to set up a “baby box” for the public, which will save the lives of unwanted new born babies. Other hospitals wanting to set up similar schemes will be supported.
Karnataka, 20 fetuses found under a bridge, they were all girls
Found in the district of Belgaum, where, the imbalance between males and females under the age of 6 is 931 girls per 1000 boys. Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life: selective abortions and female feticide are the worst form of violence against women.
Three million girls "missing" as a result of selective abortions and infanticide
The 2011 figures are from a study released by India's Central Statistical Organisation. Tomorrow, the world marks International Day of the Girl. "Government, civil society and families should work closely together" against patriarchal gender bias, says doctor member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Maharashtra wants selective abortion to be treated as murder.
10 million female fetuses aborted in 20 years
This was revealed by a scientific journal, the Lancet: one of the major causes is selective abortion. Catholics in the country have suggested the Church sets up a clinic where women can repair the serious mistake of "playing with human life".
Government to sanction 100 doctors for performing selective abortion and female foeticide
India's Health Ministry and Medical Council reveal the nation-wide problem. "Choosing the sex [of newborns] is an expression of the lack of respect for women, and one of the causes of rising crimes against them," a member of the Pontifical Academy of Life says.
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