Going back a few posts to address the issue of female infanticide (that is, the practice of aborting female fetuses specifically because they aren't male). It's horrible, no question, but if someone is saying that elective abortions allow some people to choose boy children over girls and abort girl fetuses and that this is a reason to not allow abortion they are missing the point a little. It's not a reason to restrict abortion. It's a reason to teach people the value of girl children so they don't want to abort their would-be girls.
Yeaaaah since I brought that up I should respond.
I actually am in the favor of abortion precisely because of female infanticide in my country. It's a pretty bad case here, and for the girl child it's a lose-lose situation here. Basically, prenatal tests are forbidden here to make sure people don't know the gender so that they won't abort specifically because of that. But then, the people who don't want a girl don't really hesitate to kill the girl once she is born, and they don't use rather painless ways. Abortion here is not really sex-selective because of forbidding of prenatal tests, so it's people who genuinely are not ready to handle children.