The saddest thing is that there are cultures where a baby girls life has less value than a baby boys.
It would appear, though, that abortion for sex selective reasons in australia is very rare. (One doctor with links to anti-abortion politics has come up with one case).
It would be a dreadful irony if fear of sex selective abortion in any way curtailed access to abortion for Australian women, seeing that offering reproductive choices is an essential tenet of gender equality.
Perhaps we should be looking to increase women's rights in countries and cultures where they aren't respected. This could reduce the demand for sex selection.