Silent genocide kills 1,000 per day
Aug 4, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
It is said that around 1,000 abortions are conducted per day resulting in over 300,000 silent genocide per year is taking place in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Family Health Bureau sources said.
Though abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka and police raid many abortion clinics run by quacks throughout the country. Some abortion clinics have been in operation for many years on the sly. These quacks who are not experienced in standard surgical practices charge huge money from the victims. A spokesman for the Bureau said most of the abortion centres have registered themselves with Health Ministry in the guise of family planning centres.
Free Trade Zone women workers who are being exploited in every conceivable way are said to be frequent visitors to these unhygienic abortion centres.
These centres charge low amount compared with the developed abortion centres that make risk free abortions, he said. However, abortion is illegal in Sri Lanka. The poor FTZ girls who know nothing about safe sex become easy victims resulting in unwanted pregnancy. The choice they have is between an abortion or suicide. They go to cheap places despite the risks they run, including HIV infection, he said.