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11th July 2016
A doctor wife files a case against her radiologist husband for violation of PCPNDT Act
 
Last week, the Asian Age carried a story about a pathologist in Lucknow who had been asked to abort the female fetus that she was carrying by her husband, a radiologist.
 
The wife has now lodged a complaint with the state medical council and district magistrate, the appropriate authority for the Pre-conception Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (prevention of sex selective abortions) Act and accused her in-laws of violating provisions in the PCPNDT act. A committee of experts has been constituted to investigate the complaint.
 
She alleged that she had been forced to undergo an ultrasonography test at her father-in-law’s diagnostic centre.  And, in her complaint she has stated, “After the test, the behaviour of my in-laws and my husband changed. My husband asked me to abort the child and tried to convince me we were not in a position to have the baby. I found the behaviour strange. Next day, after the ultrasonography, my mother-in-law told me in clear terms that since it was a girl that I was carrying, I must abort it as they did not wish to have a girl in the family.” She delivered a baby girl in March this year at her parents’ house… (Asian Age, Sujeet Y, July 5, 2016)
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