She kills her seventh-month foetus because her husband who is already an alcoholic, will drink more (logic that defies comprehension). And also because she already has a daughter. Another one wouldn’t ‘t fit into the scheme of things. So says my house help in India.
I wish the belan she is using to make the chappatis would magically fly and hit her head. But I don’t think it would knock any sense, because the society she lives in is patriarchal, misogynistic and still in the dark ages . I wish the asshole doctor who did a sex determination test and agreed to kill the foetus is caught, some day!
Most of the days, human nature is beyond my understanding. Murder of this kind, including!
(At 7 months of pregnancy, the baby is about 36 cm (14 inches) long and weighs from about 900 – 1800g (two to four pounds). The baby’s hearing is fully developed and he or she changes position frequently and responds to stimuli, including sound, pain, and light. If born prematurely, your baby would probably survive after the seventh month of pregnancy.)