Thingish Things

The New Abortion Debate

The New York Times tackles today the emerging issue of gender selection in the U.S., otherwise known as gender selecting abortions. The practice has become commonplace in China, India, and other nations, but it remains rarer here.  But hardly unheard of. The impetus for the Times story is the new DNA test that can show […]

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The Times’s ‘Half Abortion’

My Aunt Priscilla once explained to me that China’s enforced one-child policy in a single generation eliminated the existence of brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I will never forget the moment. It put a chill in my spine that never quite went away. I felt it twinge again last night when I read this New York […]

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