A month ago, I posted (“Gen XY and the war on women”) on 163 million missing girls and women, aborted specifically because they were female.
But 163 million is such a hard number to get your mind around.
I could tell you that if you put 30 little girls in a classroom, put that classroom in a school of fifty classrooms, each filled with thirty little girls, and put that school in a district of 50 schools that size, it would take 2,173 of those school districts to accommodate all those girls.
I could tell you that last summer the U.S. Census Bureau was forecasting that, by comparison, we would have a mere 55.5 million children enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in this country in 2011-2012.
Or I can introduce you to Dr. Mitu Khurana, 35, a New Delhi pediatrician and the mother of six-year-old twin girls.