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‘Foeticide’ is problematic terminology

Laxmi Murthy


Abstract

Dr Rao has drawn much needed attention to the controversial issue of ‘choice’ and the ‘right’ of the woman to access technology for pre-natal sex-determination and subsequent abortion of the female foetus. Women’s groups campaigning against sex-determination have been, for the past decade and a half, in the peculiar position of spearheading a campaign in which the ‘masses’, including women, are seemingly against us.

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