Around the world developing countries have developed the practice of not recognizing women as people, it is socially acceptable in some chinese provinces to drown, smother, abort, neglect, or cull a baby girl. I myself have no quarrel with abortion for legitimate purpose, in my opinion female is not a reason. This practice has stemmed from the devaluation of women as a whole. Some developing countries continue to disallow women from inheriting land, having jobs, and having choices this common practice sexism is only part of the gendercide problem plaguing the world today.
Ethical question; Is this justified? In a one child country like china having a baby girl is a death sentence for your family. Work load increases, the family assets are gone, dowry’s must be paid and the future for a baby girl in china is dismal at best. On the other side of that coin the number of men in china that will have difficulty finding a partner has grown exponentially over the past ten years. By the year 2020 there will be 30 million more men of marriageable age than women. This imbalance causes crime rates to rise, suicides to skyrocket, and all manner of unhappy chinese men.
The natural birth ratio based on the susceptibility of baby boys to disease is 105 boys to 100 girls. This statistic is being destroyed in places like china and india. In china some rural areas have suggested birthrates of 168 boys to 100 girls. This huge imbalance is due to the increased availability of cheap ultrasounds to determine sex, the ease of abortion and the desire to have a male child. In chinese abortion clinics it is only girls that are aborted. The problem is so bad in certain areas in china that newborn baby girls are killed rather than raised.
The imbalance of men and women has gotten so bad in places like china that women are being purchased from Thailand at the age of 12 for the purpose of marriage. This lack of forethought and desire for males has created a crisis that is retarding the development of less stable countries. In my opinion the practice of killing baby girls in order to have a more desirable family is archaic in nature and has no place in modern society.