Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Essay on Female Foeticide


Live and Let Live 

Life is the gift of God. Everyone wants to live and we don't have any right to take anyone's life then how can we kill a totally defenseless and innocent being ? Mother's womb is considered as the safest place on this earth for a child but polythene bags stuffed with the body parts of female foetuses and newly born babies are the question mark on this statement.

India an IT superpower and one of the fastest developing country represent one of the most adverse Child Sex Ratio (CSR) amongst the southeast asian countries. The child sex ratio in the country is now 914 females per 1,000 males, said to be the lowest since Independence. The government has banned prenatal sex determination tests since 1996 but, as the data shows, this hasn't been very effective. According to a study, up to 8 million unborn females may have been killed -- either before or immediately after birth -- during the last ten years.The number of girls is continuously decreasing and if we won't take any step then there may be a time when boys won't get any girl to marry with.

The process of abortion is a painful reality. Sometimes doctors have to cut the baby into several pieces in order to get it out. The larger parts are cut into smaller pieces and spooned out piece by piece and then discarded. American Portrait Film education presentation ' The silent scream' is a film which depicts the story of abortion. It shows how the fetus during abortion attempts to defend themselves. Mother also feels this hustle and bustle of the baby who is being killed.

Murder is murder whether the person killed is 60 years old, 6 years old, 6 months old or a 6 weeks fetus. The unborn baby is also a human being. He/she is not a potential human being rather he/she is a human being with potential. Any of them can become Mother Teresa, Kalpana Chawla, P. T. Usha or Lata Mangeshkar.

The possible causes of this crime are poverty, ignorance of family planning and dowry system etc. But instead of removing these causes we are involving ourselves in another crime of killing unborn daughters. Is it reasonable? Why don't we kill the demon of dowry ? Why don't we make people aware about family planning ? Why innocent beings have to suffer for our doings ? How a physician who has taken an oath to preserve life can perform abortion ? 

It is said that God created mothers because he could not be present everywhere but I am failed to understand How a mother can be so ruthless and vulnerable ?

By Monika Jain 'Panchi'

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