12%) so that female feticide
can be curbed, while 27 (35.
The appeals court ruled that the state Legislature didn't intend for the  feticide
law 'to be used to prosecute women for their own abortions,'" according to the AP's Tom Davies.
Among the consequences of female feticide
is the increase in human trafficking.
is bound to deepen such grief and guilt feelings because of the woman's own part in deciding to kill the baby.
Maharashtra, on the other hand, shows that the disease of female feticide
has reached the districts hit by agriculture crises, especially the cotton belt.
The answer is provide by author and journalist Gita Aravamudan, in her book Disappearing Daughters (Penguin Books, 2007), which is based on her research from more than two decades of field investigations of female infanticide and feticide
All national medical associations were asked to pay far greater attention to the issues of female feticide
and female genital mutilation.
The procedure of feticide
has been in clinical practice for the past two decades.
Several scholars and politicians worry that feticide
laws turn the fetus into an untouchable, and thus an unabortable, entity.
Historically, the common law did not generally recognize feticide
as a crime, but this was because of the evidentiary "born-alive" rule, not because of the substantive understanding of the term "human being.
Patil also spoke about empowerment of women and said, ''We must banish malnutrition, social evils, infant mortality and female feticide
In 1986, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India passed a resolution that all federation members should "desist, dissociate, and discourage female feticide
as it is 'crime against humanity'"