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Indian Physicians, Police Begin Campaign Targeting Illegal Sex-Selective Abortions Near Capital City

Wall Street Journal: India Targets Illicit Sex-Selective Abortions
“…Public health and law enforcement authorities say Mr. Kaushik’s ramshackle clinic and others like it are part of a vast, illicit underground industry aimed at preventing the birth of female children, which has helped give India one of the most-skewed sex ratios in the world. In Bahadurgarh, just 30 miles outside the Indian capital in the northern state of Haryana, police and doctors are mounting an aggressive new campaign to tackle the widespread practices, casting a light on a business that has largely operated out of sight…” (Bhattacharya, 1/31).

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