As poverty declines in Georgia, so do sex-selective abortions

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 5:35pm

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In the country of Georgia, there has long been a preference for boys. That trend is changing, with parents-to-be relying less on sonograms and abortions to ensure they produce a male child. Elise Burr, who writes about foreign affairs for The Economist, explains that women have more say in marriages and daughters are increasingly seen as being able to financially take care of aging parents.