MUMBAI, India, April 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There were more than 1,500 sex-selective abortions of girls in 2013-2014 in the city of Mumbai alone, according to an India-based human rights organization.
Abortions increased by 10 percent citywide during that time, with a total of 30,117 abortions reported to the health department of the city government, known as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The sex ratio of births shows that a minimum of five to seven percent of abortions were the product of gendercide, according to Varsha Deshpande, who leads the anti-gender bias charity Lek Ladki Abhyaan.
That means that between 1,506 and 2,108 sex-selection abortions took place in Mumbai in that time frame.
Deshpande shocked the world when her organization exposed a pair of husband and wife abortionists in Beed, Sudam and Saraswati Munde, who aborted female babies and fed their bodies to dogs.
A strong cultural preference for boy children drives forward femicide in the city of 12 million, despite the national government's attempts to rein in the practice and improve India's image in the eyes of the international community.
The United Nations reported in 2006 that 7,000 unborn girls die every day in India merely because of their sex.
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