Aborted just because girls. The tragedy of gender-selective abortions hits also Europe

According to UN statistics, there are 100 million girls missing around the world. The majority of them have been aborted just because they were girls and not boys. The others are are left on the sides of roads, drowned, maimed and thrown in trash bins.

This is the shocking finding of the Population Research Institute. Click here for the full analysis.

Alarming numbers arrive from India and China: in India, for every 100 girls who are born alive, 7 are aborted just because they are girls while in China, for every 100 girls who are born alive, 9 are aborted just because they are girls.

Over the last 14 years, there were an average of 4,575 abortions every day. That comes to about one abortion motivated by gender every 18 seconds.

Not only in Asia!

Genetic testing to find out the sex of an unborn baby is illegal in Montenegro, but it is not unusual.

Over the past 20 years, 109 boys to every 100 girls have been born each year on average, according to the Statistics Institute of Montenegro, Monstat.

In 2010, 113 boys were born for every 100 girls. The natural proportion is closer to 102-103 boys per 100 girls. According to UN Population Fund data from 2012, Montenegro is near the top of the list of countries with the sharpest imbalance between male and female newborns in the world. It shares this distinction with Albania, Azerbaijan and Armenia.