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Book Decries an Increase in Aborting Girls

Since the late 1970s, 163 million (or roughly half the current U.S. population) female babies from around the world have been aborted by parents seeking sons. That's the conclusion of a meticulously-researched book by Mara Hvistendahl entitled Unnatural Selection. In places like India and China, cheaper and less invasive ultrasounds allow parents to determine the sex of their unborn babies—and the chance "to do something about it." Globally, many parents ...

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