- WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Female Feticide is the act of killing a female fetus. A fetus is an unborn child within a womb of a mother. This is also called "child destruction".
Female Feticide is done because the parents do not want a duaghter. A daughter is considered worthless, useless, and very costly.
Sex-selective abortions were rare before the late 20th century, becasue of the diffuculty of determining the sex of the fetus before birth, but ultra sound has made such selection easier.
It is estimated that a killing of a female fetus occurs every 93 mins.
In Punjab, India about 130 aborted fuetuses are discovered every month. They are usually discovered in jars, hidden amongest the trees or bushes.
During a Miss India contest in 2008, one of the contestants was asked her opinon on female feticide, she responded by saying "I think it is the fastest method of reducing the indian population. I think that female feticide will bring goodness to India to reduce dust, pollution, and corruption in the future".
In the Guru Granthe Shiab (the Sikh Holy book) it is written "We are born of women. We are conceived in the womb of women. We are engaged and married to women. We make friendship with women and the lineage contined because of women. When one women dies, we take another one. We are bound the world through women. Why should we talk ill of her, who gives birth to kings? The man is born from women: there is none without her."
In signing this, we agree that Female Foesticide is completely UNACCEPTABLE and deserves support and action, by the people and that the current situation overseas will not be tolerated.
Female Foeticide is not a small issue whether one lives in India, China, Korea, Taiwan or even the United States.
The PAFF (People Against Female Feticide) petition to WILPF (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was written by Kiran and Scarlett and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.