New Delhi: 28th August 2011
Recommending civil society vigil to check female foeticide, a Parliamentary committee has asked the Union Government to ensure that the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, is not circumvented to give way to selective abortion in cases of female foeticide. It has also called for synchronisation of this Act with the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PC&PNDT Act), 1994, to check the social evil. It has recommended incorporation of effective checks into the MTP Act so that each case that comes under the Act is thoroughly assessed in the light of facts and circumstances to rule out sex-selective abortion.
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