January 24th was marked by the Indian government as National Girl Child Day to raise awareness of sex-selection abortion and female infant abandonment. This 24th was also marked by a goof up. An Indian government ad aimed at stopping female foeticide — also known as “feticide” or “fetus homicide” — shows a series of well known successful Indian men (& one Pakistani man) with the caption “Where would you be if your mother was not allowed to be born?”
India apologized for adding the Pakistani but some people believe India apologized for the wrong thing. After all, it doesn’t hurt to send the message across all South Asian countries. But, does this ad send that message that the reason we need females is just so that they can have successful male children?