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    Rough estimates, backed up by the scenes at clinics and orphanages, suggest there may be millions of "missing" women and girls due to families' preference for boys.
    June 19, 2012

    "Abandoned, Aborted, or Left for Dead: These Are the Vanishing Girls of Pakistan."

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      Abandoned, Aborted, or Left for Dead: These Are the Vanishing Girls of Pakistan

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