Are early abortions really a loss of lives? not really. Potential lives, perhaps. But not independent lives, and that’s the point.
Now in terms of girls being aborted more than boy babies, Taiwan is not so bad, in comparison with some other places. China is far and away the world leader on sex-ratio manipulation, mostly by feticide (including very late stage abortions) but also by infanticide (often through neglect and starvation). India is rapidly catching up. Of course the tendency is worst in countries where the male is traditionally important in family succession, etc, but it is also becoming more common in places across europe (admittedly, often the work of enclaves of cultural minorities like Chinese, Indian and Arabs).
Read this very well researched and supported article in the New Atlantis for more.
thenewatlantis.com/publicati … baby-girls