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  • A female infant in India has died after being beaten by her father:

    Police arrested her 25-year-old father, Umar Farooq, who relatives alleged tortured the child as he was upset at having a daughter instead of a son.

  • Authorities in China allegedly caught a group of people providing illegal gender tests via ultrasound.
  • Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas are suing in an attempt to get funds via the Women’s Health Program:

    The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Austin, asks the court to file a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of a rule that Texas legislators approved in 2005, denying participation in the program to any clinic affiliated with an abortion provider.

  • A ban on abortions after 20 weeks has passed the Arizona House and Senate (the bill also includes other pro-life provisions) and just needs Gov. Jan Brewer’s signature to become law:

    The proposal increases the current requirement that an ultrasound be performed before an abortion from one hour to 24 hours before. It also requires abortion clinics to post signs providing notice that it’s illegal for anyone to coerce a woman to have an abortion.

    In wording similar to that in the laws of other states with 20-week bans, the Arizona legislation specifies that the state’s ban would start from a point “as determined with reasonable probability by the attending physician.”