Give Baby Girls Another Chance at Life in India
The Indian Government is taking extraordinary steps to save the lives of female babies. Girls are considered a burden to their families. Often, they are aborted or killed shortly after birth. More than 10 million female babies have been killed over the last 20 years.
The Indian Government has enacted laws preventing doctors from revealing the baby’s sex to the parents. But it’s done no good. Statistics show that only 800 female births are reported by 1000 male births. This figure is down from 945 females per 1000 males in the period of 1991-2001. If female births decline further, it will create an imbalance in the population.
To end this practice, the government will be creating several orphanges for femals. They hope by providing the option of handing over baby girls to the government, female baby deaths will decline. Money has already been allocated for the project, but construction has not begun.