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Selective Abortion: An Act Of Violence And Discrimination On Grounds Of Sex

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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC Committee) has condemned selective abortion as discrimination against children and as a serious violation of their rights, affecting their survival. The Committee denounces not only selective abortion of girl children on the grounds of sex discrimination, but also goes on in the same paragraph to condemn multiple discrimination&t;. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in General Comment No 9 (2006) provides formal recognition of the human rights of children before birthspecifically that children with disabilities are entitled to prenatal care, and this right follows on from the right to life, survival and development. The CRC Committee condemns as invariably degrading all treatment that involves kicking, shaking or throwing children, burning, scalding or forced ingestion.

Keywords: CRC Committee; Rights of the Child Convention; selective abortion; sex discrimination



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