All those missing girls

From pro-lifer Andrew Sullivan who at least has open eyes:

Let me address Mr. Douthat’s sentence: “The tragedy of the world’s 160 million missing girls isn’t that they’re “missing.” The tragedy is that they’re dead.” He might not be aware of this, but sex-selective abortion was a big scandal in India about 10-15 years ago. Since the government got involved, started campaigns, and enacted laws to restrict the practice, India has gone back to worrying about the rise in the traditional methods of female population control: female infanticide. The process by which live female children are either drowned or buried alive or poisoned or have their skulls bashed in or otherwise disposed off like so many unwanted puppies and kittens. Very common in America, I’m sure.

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