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Abortionists in India fed aborted babies to dogs

Posted in India with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2015 by saynsumthn

Anti-abortion activist Varsha Deshpande works to save girls from abortion in India.

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According to India Today, the Lek Ladki Abhiyan, a movement started by her, has carried out 42 sting operations against diagnostic centres and maternity homes conducting sex determination and abortion based on it.

In 2014, the sting operations resulted in no less than 18 convictions leading to 494 cases being lodged, which ended up in 64 convictions.

Lek Ladki Abhiyan is now claiming that a doctor couple who ran an illegal abortion clinic in Marathwada town of Beed, fed the aborted fetuses to dogs.

According to TheHindu:

    The sting revealed a horrifying act — the doctors disposed of aborted foetuses by feeding them to dogs.

    Shailaja Jadhav, who was part of the operation and whose statement was recorded by the divisional magistrate in September 2010, told The Hindu on the phone: “During the operation, Mr. Munde told a five-month pregnant woman, who was acting as our decoy, that there was no legal concern. He said they had dogs downstairs and they would eat the foetuses.”

    We were so shocked that we went down to check and we did find two dogs feeding on aborted foetuses. The whole scene was so revolting I could not sleep for two days,” Ms. Jadhav said.

More the The Deaccan Herald:

    Lek Ladki Abhiyan, the NGO that exposed the doctors’ activities in 2010, claimed that Dr Sudam Munde and Dr Sarawati Munde –who were given six years prison term for a 2010 illegal abortion case— also dumped the foetuses in a nearby well.

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    Dr Sudam, an MS (Surgeon), and Dr Sarawati, an MD (gynaecology), were convicted in three cases of Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection Act) registered in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

    Varsha Deshpande from Lek Ladki Abhiyan claimed that Dr Munde had boasted about conducting abortions and feeding the foetuses to five of his dogs during a sting operation by her NGO in 2010.

    They have never been out of bail since 2012….the effective sentence in this case would be around four years,” Deshpande told Deccan Herald.

    She alleged that the Mundes in the last 25 years could have easily carried out close to 90,000 to one lakh abortions. “They used to see 90 patients daily and conduct around 25 operations. People from across Maharashtra used to visit them for abortions,” she said.

    They had four dogs in the hospital complex….15 in their field and also they used to dump aborted foetuses in wells,” she said, adding that her NGO had requested the CID to dig the wells.

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After Mass Sterilization In India, 100 Women Apparently Left In Field To Recuperate

Posted in Forced Sterilization, India with tags , on February 12, 2013 by saynsumthn

“Over 100 women, mostly poor, came to the camp for the surgery. Immediately after the procedure, the doctors asked the helpers to move each of them to the adjacent field,” the state’s director of health services, Dr. Biswaranjan Satpathi, told AFP.

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Indian Gov to sterilize citizens for population control ?

Posted in Forced Sterilization, India with tags , , on January 6, 2012 by saynsumthn

INDIA
Health department sets target to sterilize 1% of population
Syed Intishab Ali | Jan 6, 2012, 01.19AM IST

AIPUR: The medical, health and family welfare department has set the target for sterilization for the current financial year, which is one per cent of the total population in every district. The department has given chief medical and health officers (CMHO) of every district in the state this target. The CMHOs who achieve the targets would be rewarded while those who fail to do so would be served notices asking for explanation.

The reason for setting the target is to reduce the total fertility rate (TFR), which is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime. At present Rajasthan has TFR which is 3.3, but it come down to 2.1 by 2016. Moreover, it is also considered as a health indicator– higher the TFR, higher would be health-related problems in the state.

The department denied that they have given any such targets. “It is wrong to say that we have given targets to districts. But, we call it expect level of achievement, which is 1%,” said demographer (family welfare) JP Jat.

Moreover, the department official said 1% of the population needs sterilization, which they have scientifically and numerically calculated. There are 10.2% eligible couples in the state, so it was decided that those who have completed their families should be targeted.

Besides, the medical officials in the districts are not happy with the new directive of the state government. Some of the officials claimed that it is the individual decision to get sterilized in such cases. They questioned as to how the target can be set when no one can be forced to for it.

However, it has started giving result. So far during the financial year (April to November 2011), 1.46 lakh people got sterilized which is 16.92% higher as compared to the corresponding period last year.

India- Sterilize yourself and get a car in Rajasthan

Posted in India, Sterilization with tags , , , , on July 5, 2011 by saynsumthn

Reports the BBC

Health officials in the Indian state of Rajasthan are launching a new campaign in an effort to reduce the high population growth in the area.

They are encouraging men and women to volunteer for sterilisation, and in return are offering a car and other prizes for those who come forward.

Among the rewards on offer is the Indian-made Tata Nano – the world’s cheapest car.

Many in the government are worried about the size of India’s population.

It is expected to overtake that of China by 2030.

Sitaram Sharma, the head doctor of Jhunjunu in western India, is hopeful that the chance to win a car might be just enough to tempt at least 20,000 men and women to undergo sterilisation.