India’s National Newspaper reports that India’s Supreme Court is suing Google, Yahoo and Microsoft for allowing “sex selection” ads. India has a law that does not allow the sale or advertisement of services that allow people to pick the sex of their unborn child. India has virtually stopped all advertisements on TV, newsprint and radio, and are now trying to ban the ads online.

India’s “The Preconception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act” disallows ads for services or products that aid in the selection of an unborn child’s sex. Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justices P. Sathasivam and J.M. Panchal filed a notice on a “writ petition filed by Dr. Sabu Mathew George,” said the Hindu paper. The Doctor wants to sue the three companies for punitive and deterrent action.

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