China and India have been practicing gendercide–that is, the systematic abortion of female babies–for decades. Now those countries are paying the price. Men in those countries, the most populous nations on earth, outnumber women by 70 million. That means 70 million men have no prospects for marriage, which is causing unforeseen social, psychological, and cultural problems.
Under China’s “one child policy,” citizens were only allowed to have one child. Most families wanted that child to be a boy. So if tests showed that they were having a little girl, she would often be aborted. India has no such law, but there too is a strong preference for sons over daughters. So with modern pre-natal tests that can determine and the easy availability of abortion, many families would abort girl babies. Sometimes, in both countries, baby girls would be killed after they were born.