I haven't read through all of this thread, but here are my thoughts.
I can never understand terminating a pregnancy due to the sex of the baby, yuck. I am sure when this does occur it arises from cultural, rather than personal reasons.
But this is illegal, and in the article one doctor believed it happened once. It would surely be a very rare occurance as a proportion of all abortions. I'm just a bit worried about the timing of articles like this. A big push by the Right to Life lobby coming up to an election perhaps?