Around the world, millions of children fail to live past their first birthday, and baby girls are particularly at risk. Girls in the womb face the risk of death through voluntary or coerced abortion, simply because they are female. The United Nations estimates that up to 200 million girls may be “missing” due to sex selective abortion. Ultrasound technology and new, non-invasive blood and urine tests have made gender selection commonplace, even in the Western world.

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