UK: 1st ever prosecution for sex-selective abortion against an Asian family dropped for fear of being seen as ‘racist’

The Crown Prosecution Service dropped a case involving an Asian woman whose family ‘pressured’ her to have an abortion because they did not want to be labelled racist.

Mandy Sanghera, a human rights activist, has revealed that the mother was forced to terminate the pregnancy after her family learned she was having a girl.

The woman, who has not been named, already had a daughter and her family told her that they could not afford to have another girl.

She then reported the incident to the police but they did not judge it to be honour-based abuse.

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