News and Commentary on Arab Women, Palestine, Cultural Politics, and Everything in Between
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Technology and Wealth to Kill Girls
"In modern-day India, sex selection, the all-too-common practice by which female foetuses are terminated before birth, conforms to a very different and disturbing calculus: increased wealth brings increased access to prenatal ultrasounds and sonograms.
New and more widely available technology, the engine of India's relentless economic growth, is also fuelling female foeticide."