Meiqian He, a graduate student in Boston, estimates that more than 99% of her classmates in Lanzhou, China, came from families where they were the only child. She remembers the excitement in high school once, when there was a boy with a brother.
“Wow, that’s so amazing, you have [a] brother,” said He. “We just admire this person — just for having another brother.”
The People’s Republic of China and their one-child-per-family policy is a common association that U.S. Americans have with sex-selective abortions, even though, technically, the practice is illegal in that country. In contrast, there is no federal protection against abortions on the basis of gender in the United States....READ MORE