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  • MPs vote overwhelmingly for Bill to ban sex-selective terminations
  • Research finds ratio of boys to girls born to Indian mothers is 114 to 100
  • That’s much higher than ratio for mothers of all backgrounds of 104 to 100

Up to 100 girls are being aborted every year in Britain because of sex-selective terminations in some communities, research has suggested.

An Oxford University study provides disturbing evidence that mothers of Indian origin are much more likely to abort girls than those from other backgrounds.

It came as MPs yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Bill that would ban abortions on the grounds of gender.

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