A new WSJ book review discusses a book by Mara Hvistendahl, titled “Unnatural Selection”. The number that will hit you in the face like an ice cold bucket of water? 163 million. As in an estimated 163 million girls have been aborted around the world over the last three decades. As insane as that sounds the reasoning may be even crazier. Like Octomom crazy. These girls were aborted simply because the family wanted a boy instead.
Not sure how accurate this is but the practice of sex-selective abortion has been known to occur in China for years so I would not be surprised if the estimate was accurate or even a little short. May be an interesting yet disturbing read.