Sorry, Jabba. Gonna have to call bull**** on that last statement. The reason why there is so much female infanticide (or "gendercide" as it's been coined) is mostly because there are still cultures where females are held in less regard than males: China, and to a lesser extent India and elsewhere in Asia. China's one-child policy has helped keep their population manageable for the moment, but it's also meant that girls are killed/abandoned at a high rate because a male child is more desirable, if a family's limited to a single child by law. Ths means that there is a fast-increasing gender gap in China's younger population--more boys than girls. What happens when those boys reach adulthood? How do they expect to get married and have their own sons? A global one-child policy could only have a realistic chance of success if the world, as a whole, saw a change all cultures' views toward females, and not just within the West's national identities. If girls were considered equally desirable in all cultures, both socially AND economically, then we wouldn' have to worry about 'choosing' one sex over another due to antiquated traditions.