Another distressing consequence of sex-selective abortion: censorship! Government officials in Vietnam have confiscated and burned 30,000 copies of books instructing couples how to choose the sex of their child. Twenty-seven titles were included. Offending material was removed from seven websites as well. Vietnam’s sex ratio is steadily rising. The natural ratio is about 105 boys for every 100 girls at birth, but the ratio nowadays in Vietnam is about 112 to 100. If it continues, by the year 2030 son preference could mean that 3 million Vietnamese men will find it difficult to marry, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has declared. ~ AP, July 3; China News Daily, May 13

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet. He lives in Sydney, Australia.