Aborting female babies is still a common practice in countries such as India, China, Korea and Vietnam. A recent report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests the practice of female feticide is happening in North America, too. Dr. Rajendra Kale calls practice “discrimination against women in its most extreme form.” Kale, a doctor in Canada who is originally from Mumbai, India, cited a U.S. study in which 65 immigrant Indian women admitted to extreme pressure to give birth to males. Of these women, 40% had undergone abortions of female fetuses. Of the women who were currently pregnant, 89% were pursuing abortions if they were carrying a girl. Kale is pushing for gender disclosure to occur after the 30th week of pregnancy, at a time when abortion is no longer an option. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released their opinion, stating that withholding information from the mother is not ethical. Full article.

Despite advances, women continue to fight for equality in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.

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