A ridiculous attempt at a solution to a barbaric practice.
'Indian register' for pregnancies
By Sanjoy Majumder
BBC News, Delhi
India banned gender selection and selective abortion in 1994
An Indian minister has proposed that all pregnant women register with the government and seek its permission if they wish to undergo an abortion.
Women and child development minister Renuka Chowdhury says the move is aimed at stopping the aborting of unwanted female foetuses.
Although prenatal sex determination and selective abortion are banned, far more boys than girls are born.
According to the last national census, for every 1,000 boys, there are only 927 girls in India.
What they need is to retrain their society to respect and cherish females, and not burden their families with outrageous dowry demands.