In response to Umari Ayim's post about the practice of female-infanticide in India (poor people killing their baby girls because they can't afford to raise them and pay their dowries when they are of age), I suggested two ways to solve the problem:
1) A dirt-cheap and speedy adoption process, open to
locals and foreigners of any religion or orientation. There are many
people in the world who would give anything to have a baby girl. The
adoption process should probably include some monetary compensation for
the biological parents.
2) Legalization of early stage abortion
(up to 3 months or so) for any reason or purpose whatsoever, such as the fetus being the wrong sex. Abortion is awful, but it's not as awful as
parents killing their own children or abandoning them, or abusing them.
In other words, legalize the lesser evil to prevent a more terrible