Abortion of girls and how and why it is done is a horrible thing and when I talked with Ramona about it we both were just wondering what kind of parents these people would be to the eventual son. Who can think in this way? But it is reality and happening here in India and it doesn’t matter if there is a law against telling the gender which was seen in an ultrasound or not, as long as there are dishonest doctors who don’t respect and save life.
When we talked about this law with Angie, she told that it is not allowed in Nova Scotia, where she is living, either, to tell the parents what gender their unborn child has. We were surprised until she told us the reason: it can happen that the doctor makes a mistake and tells it is a boy although it is a girl or he tells it is a girl and then a baby boy is born.
Now in Canada people may not think of abortion when they hear that it is a girl but what happens is that many people sued hospitals because they got this wrong information. They got to know it is a boy and painted the room in blue, bought boy’s clothes, prepared all toys like cars and dinosaurs and then it is a girl! The doctor gets charged for giving wrong information. Of course, they may have spent much money in buying dolls, pink clothes and hair bands for their little daughter who then turns out to be their little son.
We had to laugh when Angie told us about this in spite of the sad situation in India. In Canada the same law exists but for fully different reasons!