What do you think about the government proposal to lift the ban on sex determination in India? The Planning commission has put forward the suggestion of adopting female foetuses.. While I appreciate the intent of such a proposal, I’m skeptical about such a move and the kind of bandwidth the government has to implement the scheme… I don’t see how the people who resort to female foeticide will refrain from doing so because of ‘incentives’.. Or will they? With early termination being non-intrusive and easy these days, relaxing the ban will only make it easier for such people.. If the incentives aren’t executed rightly, life will be one hell for the mother and daughter..
That said, isn’t it sad that someone else has to shoulder the moral responsibility for the upbringing of a child just because it happens to be a girl?! Why not introduce a proposal to make the parents pay an additional annual tax to the government if the baby happens to be a boy? Time for some reverse engineering or, shall we call it a shock treatment?!