MPs Urge Ban on Baby Sex Tests Photo Credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images.
Radhakrishna N S
By Sarwar Alam MPs and women’s campaigners have urged ministers to investigate cases of British Asian women carrying girl babies being “forced into abortions” after it emerged they terminate their pregnancies following early blood tests which reveal the unborn child’s gender. Women can take the Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) eight weeks into their pregnancy to check the foetus for genetic conditions such as Down’s Syndrome; the test can also tell the baby’s gender and has led to some Asian women aborting the child if they find out it is a girl. The NHS is set to roll out this service…
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