Forced Female Fetal Abortion Kills Another Indian Woman


Behrampur, Orrissa, August 01, 2012

Sujata Moharana was 4-month pregnant with her second daughter.  Her husband, Jagannath Moharana, decided he didn’t want another daughter, and forced Sujata to undergo an abortion.  Sujata died after profuse bleeding. Her father then filed a police report against her husband.  Report here.


Woman Brutalized For Bearing Daughters

Hyderabad, April 03, 2012

A woman who gave birth to two girls, had her third child another girl killed by her husband and in-laws who fed the child crushed tablets.  Then the wife was forced by her husband and in-laws again to abort three subsequent pregnancies apparently on the advice of a godman who said the woman would deliver a boy child only in her seventh pregnancy. The woman is now battling for her life at a private hospital as the forcible abortion is said to have infected her body parts.  Report here

Woman Bleeds To Death After Forced Abortion of Female Fetus

Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, November 24, 2011

Sridevi, 26-year-old woman, who was 5 months pregnant, bled to death after she was forced by her husband to undergo abortion when tests revealed that she was carrying a girl child.  Sridevi did not want an abortion but her her husband and in-laws forced her to undergo one. Read the report here.

18 Relatives Forced Pooja To Abort Her Girl Child

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, July 24, 2007

Pooja Salot filed a complaint against her husband and 18 relatives from the in-laws family for subjecting her to mental and physical torture for giving birth to girls,  and forcing her to undergo an abortion when she was found to be carrying another female fetus.  The late term aborted fetus that she gave birth to as ‘a still born girl’ was secretly buried by the family’s chauffeur who was paid Rs. 100 for the job.  Read the report here

Woman Dies During Forced Abortion of Female Fetus

Patiala, Punjab, May 20, 2009

Baljinder Kaur, 32, died when her husband and in-laws forced her to undergo an abortion in the third month of her pregnancy when tests revealed that she was carrying a female fetus. ‘‘My daughter died due to lack of proper medical care by her in-laws. They must be punished for her abortion against her wishes, which led to her death’’, her mother Jaspal said in her complaint.  Read the full report here




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