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The potentially fatal consequences of illegal abortions.
Selected clips from the film, MOTHERHOOD BY CHOICE, Not Chance, by Oscar-nominated, Emmy winning filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman:
Based on the trilogy, From the Back-Alleys to the Supreme Court & Beyond, this riveting film brings alive the history of the struggle for women's reproductive rights in the U.S. and the chilling facts about the current threat to those rights. Intimate interviews reveal the passion of people who moved abortion from the danger of the back alleys to a safe, legal choice. (27 min.)
BY BARBARA MANINGAT
Anchor: Jim Flink
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The 2011 census revealed a shocking statistic for the preschool-aged population of India... there are only 914 girls to every 1,000 boys -- the lowest child sex-ratio since the South Asian country gained independence in 1947.
It’s a statistic illustrating what many are calling a -- quote -- “genocide” -- of India’s female population. A blogger for Financial Times says the preference for sons over daughters has become a deadly -- and popular -- practice. (Video from NDTV)
“Female infanticide has been a traditional practice, and daughters, especially in poor rural families with limited means, were often deliberate (sic) neglected, fed after men and boys – resulting in severe malnutrition, or not provided medical care when ailing.”
After the previous census report revealed a steep gap in the child sex-ratio, India enacted the Pre-Natal Determination Tests Act, which outlawed abortion based on the sex of the fetus.
“Though Haryana was the state where the country's first conviction under the Act took place in 2005, there have been only 28 convictions in Haryana ever since. In Punjab, there have been just 112 cases registered and 23 convictions.” (The Economic Times)
But in a video from NDTV, a panel of female leaders say it won’t be the government that solves the problem -- it requires a change in cultural mindset.
“I totally agree that it’s a mindset issue which is a challenge which needs to be overcome first. The implementation of the law is possible when there is a social revolution or if there is a need and an understanding in society that this is a challenge that needs to be met sooner than later.”
Finally, despite the numbers for India’s younger generation, CNN sheds a different light on the older generation.
“Among Indian adults, the ratio of men to women has taken a slightly positive turn for females. There are now 940 women to every 1,000 men, compared to 933 in the previous census...”
Indian officials say they will continue to explore regulation options to combat the issue with its future generations.
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The song intend to tell our young generation to be careful and protect themselves from having sex before they are ready, especially during Valentine’s festival. To remind that their virgins are very important and they have to take any responsibility of their action whether it is good or bad. Also, the song want to tell about negative consequence of their action, which leads to number of social problem such as unwanted pregnancy and illegal abortion.
The controversial story of this emotionally and cinematically gripping film is the 24-hour journey of two women as they negotiate for an illegal abortion in Romania during the final days of the communist Ceausescu regime