I’m reading an article called “Unnatural Selection” by Mara Hvistendahl in the August 2011 issue of Psychology Today. It’s not available online as far as I can tell, but look at it in a store sometime. In the article, Indian physician Dr. Puneet Bedi is interviewed about sex-selective abortion in…
Your first mistake was reading Psychology Today.
But seriously. Abortion is the symptom, not the sickness. The sickness is sex-selection (or more generally, patriarchy), and the symptom is abortion. The culture rewards parents for having boys and punishes them for having girls in a multitude of ways. For example, girls who marry must have a dowry; boys who marry receive that dowry (or their families do).
The Economic Rationale for Sex Selection
(Mara Hvistendahl also never recommended outlawing abortion. She is, in fact, pro-choice; however, other people are interpreting her writings to mean that abortion is the main issue.)
Jezebel wrote an article on the issue you might find interesting.
Here is the Library of Congress’ summary of the issue.