Wednesday, March 29, 2006

To save the girl child — invest

Like all well-planned crimes, Anil Sabhani and Kartar Singh, both doctors, had only pulled the triggers. The masterminds behind the killings are still walking free. The two good doctors are part of a fast-growing club of medical professionals using technology as a sex-seeking weapon of mass destruction. The duo had a code that would give many criminals a run for their crimes: if parents were told to collect the sex determination report on a Monday, it was a boy; if Friday, a girl. According to the Indian Medical Council, doctors like Sabhani and Singh have killed about 5 million foetuses through abortion; the Lancet puts it at 500,000.

Opinion in The Indian Express, March 29, 2006

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