Infanticide

Discrimination against girls continues once they are born. Infanticide (the murder of a baby girl) is another form of deadly gender bias that exists today. Women are pressured by their families to produce sons. When a daughter is born, family members may kill the baby girl just because she is a girl. The practices used to kill these baby girls are unthinkable. Infanticide is so widely practiced that girls in India are 75% more likely to die than boys.