Thursday, 7 March 2013

Ministers’ cover-up over the abortion of unwanted girls: Officials refuse to release list of communities which appear more likely to have sex-specific terminations

Ministers have refused to release information about which immigrant communities appear more likely to abort unwanted girls.
Officials at the Department of Health have compiled a list of nationalities whose mothers tend to have far more boys than girls, a sign of illegal sex-specific terminations.

But they say that it would ‘not be in the public interest’ to publish the list.

Campaigners last night condemned ministers for being more concerned about stigmatising certain ethnic communities than challenging the practice by publishing the information.

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