Yesterday in India, the government set a precedent by jailing a doctor who performed abortions based on the sex of the baby. The horrific truth is that in the past 20 years, about 10,000,000 babies have been killed solely because they were girls. The sex ratio is actually skewed in India because of this. The country made "sex-selection" illegal 12 years ago. The good news is that India is finally going to do something about it. It's about time!
In other news, there was a solar eclipse yesterday that much of the world's population was treated to. It was visible in eastern Brazil, in North/Central Africa, the Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia. According to astronomers, this is the "thing to see" if you're ever going to see an astronomical event. The last one occurred in 2003, in Antarctica of all places. The good news is that in 2008, we are supposed to get one in the U.S.