China's Missing Girls By William Saletan | Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 10:37 AM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Human Nature blog. Follow stories by William Saletan. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. Sixteen million girls are missing in China. And now we know what happened to them: They were aborted because they weren't boys. More here .