Below is an article by Jonathan Abbamonte of Population Research Institute (PRI) showing the unusual number of girls being aborted in India just because of their sex. Article has a report attached from PRI.
The Slaughter of Girls Continues in India
New PRI study find that Sex-Selective Abortion Kills 550,000 Girls Each Year
by Jonathan Abbamonte
Nearly 550,000 unborn girls are killed in India every year by sex-selective abortion, a newly released report from the Population Research Institute (PRI) has found. The findings highlight the shocking extent to which girls in India—and other parts of the world—continue to be selectively targeted for abortion and elimination.
The culprit is a strong cultural preference for sons that is present in India and other Asian cultures, which regards boys as blessings and girls as burdens. Why are girls aborted? Because they are not boys.
Following the introduction of ultrasound technology in the 1980s and ‘90s, sex-selective abortion ran rampant in the countries of China, India, South Korea, and Vietnam, as well as in the Balkans in Europe and in the Caucasus in Central Asia.
Worldwide over the past few decades, tens of millions of girls have been targeted for abortion simply because of their sex, a slaughter of the innocents that human rights observers rightly call ‘gendercide.’
In India alone, approximately 15.8 million girls have been lost due to sex-selective abortion since 1990, according to PRI’s newly released report.