Monday, September 22, 2008

Google listens to campaigners

Google and Microsoft have agreed to withdraw advertisements for sex selection products which leave unborn baby girls at risk of abortion. The decision follows a request by India's Supreme Court for the two companies, as well as Yahoo, to respond to a petition protesting against the promotion of such products.

The abortion of baby girls increased dramatically in the 1990s following the development of cheap ultrasound and there is a serious gender imbalance in many regions.