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'''Female feticide''' is the termination of pregnancy on the basis life of a fetus within the womb on the grounds that its sex is female sex of a fetus. Thus, for Orthodox Christian ethicists, female '''Female feticide ''' is gender-based [[thus the conjunction of two ethical evils: abortion]] and, as such, is seen as an evilgender bias. A fetus’s right to life outweighs the parents' rights to wealth, pride, or convenience, whether the fetus is male or female. Gender-based [[abortion]], whether of a male or a female fetus has also been termed "sex selective abortion".
This growing problem Female feticide has replaced female [[infanticide]] as a means to avoid having unwanted reduce or eliminate female offspring. In the modern era, one might be surprised to find that such a barbaric practice still exists. However, in societies where women's status is very low, some many female fetuses are rejected as "better off dead." Thus, perhaps 300 million of the total number of aborted female fetuses are have been victims of female feticide. (This number is based on a predicted ratio of boy-to-girl births and does not take into account the male and female fetuses that are aborted for non-gender-based reasons.)
The practice of female feticide denies the purpose of all human life—[[salvation]] through [[theosis|transformation]] in the image of God. An aborted fetus is denied this transformation in its fullest sense. Therefore, the Orthodox Church, which exists "for the life of the world," has an [[ethics|ethical]] responsibility to respond denounce the practice of female feticide, to persuade national political and economic leaders to the oppose female feticide by understanding and counteracting its economic, societal, and religious causes of female feticide , and to care for those who suffer from its effects.
==History==
Many nationspeoples, both eastern and western, have a history of infanticide. For thousands of years, parents have exterminated baby girls by poisoning, strangling, or burying them alive. This practice decreased in the Greco-Roman world as Christianity flourished and is nearly non-existent in the West today.
In countries such as China and India, the practice of infanticide continued into the 20th century. However, the 1970s saw a dramatic drop in the girl-to-boy ratio in India, when abortion was legalized and ultrasound technology enabled families to determine the sex of their child by the fourth month of pregnancy. By 2005 the ratio slipped to 814 girls for every 1,000 boys, as opposed to the natural rate of 952 girls for every 1,000 boys.
==Current Global Status of Female Feticide==In From the time ultrasound technology was introduced in China, approximately 50 million girl fetuses have been victims of feticide. In India the number is estimated at 43 million. Approximately seven million more are credited to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, and South Korea. Because China and India account for 40% of the world’s population, an imbalance in these two countries affects the entire worldhas a profound impact on global population statistics.
==Case Study: India==