The photos above are stills from a powerful video that airing on PBS.org - it's part of the web presence of "Frontline/World" the popular and successful documentary series. "The Missing Girls: A Society Out of Balance" is by Neil Katz, a Frontline/World Fellow and his wife, Marisa Sherry:
In 2006, when my wife and I traveled to India to live and work, the one issue that kept grabbing our attention was northern India's deep cultural preference for sons over daughters. The desire for sons can be so great, that some families, after having a girl or two, will abort female fetuses until they bear a son. The practice is called female feticide or sex selection.
See the 14-minute video here and see several comments, too. See links and resources about female sex selection here. Read more about the Frontline/World Fellows program and see videos from around the world.
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