India’s ban on sex-selective abortions in 1994 was designed to increase gender equality and send the message that girls and women are valued in society. But the law has also come at a cost, according to Jill Filipovic. Many poor women now find that they can’t access second-trimester abortions at all. The policy’s implementation raises a crucial question: “Can you promote the rights of women and girls and also restrict their family choices?”
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Research Article| March 01 2016
The Unintended Consequences of India’s War on Sex Selection
World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (1): 71–79.
Jill Filipovic; The Unintended Consequences of India’s War on Sex Selection. World Policy Journal 1 March 2016; 33 (1): 71–79. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3545954
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