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Unformatted text preview: 13 th January 2011 Psych 178 Lecture 4 The Person as a Machine I nfanticide 10 million female fetuses are aborted a year in India. 933 females to 1000 males in India. Using abortion to rid the world of little girls simply because they are not girls. In China the ratio is 120 boys to 100 girls. The natural ratio is 105 to 100 because more males usually die. This happens in America too, mainly in Chinese, Korean and Indian societies because of their traditional cultures. I ronic because abortion is seen to be liberating for women but it is being used to eradicate the world of women. On the one hand, it is giving women in lower classes a chance to rise because they are in high demand and have to be brought in from other countries to replace the baby girls that were aborted. In every decade since the 1930s, more parents with girls are likely to divorce. More females with only a daughter are likely to have never been married....
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