Abortionist discusses reasons women get abortions in India

From an abortionist in India:

“Married women usually want to terminate the pregnancy to delay the first childbirth, space the next childbirth, get rid of a female foetus, or for career reasons. In Gujarat, many women who get married to nonresident Indians also get it done because they fear that their visas might be rejected… Unmarried girls, on the other hand, come for terminations of illegitimate pregnancy, or for visa and career reasons.”

Leela Visaria and Vimala Ramachandran Abortion in India: Ground Realities (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2007) 53

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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