If you need me to say the obvious, then here it is:
Withholding medical test results for sociopolitical reasons is a bad idea. It sets a bad precedent, and it treats people like chattel.
The reason it's being done is still the larger problem as far as I'm concerned, however.
I'm surprised the religious right isn't goose-stepping all over this, in a way, since it seems likely to prevent some number of abortions greater than zero.
Agreed. I think it's an issue that is going to eventually go away. They've got some work to do still, but as a culture (at least as I understand from what I've read) they are starting to value females more. I think that it won't be long before, if anything, it starts trending the other way. As it's been pointed out, the male to female ratio has gotten pretty bad over there, and if anything they'll start wanting more females to be born to balance things out again.
My guess is that having female babies is going to become so desired, there may even be incentives for it. Perhaps a revival of dowry's, but they go the other way. When your daughter gets married, as her parents, you end up getting some financial kick-backs from the groom's family. You know, a few goats and a fishing boat, with a trip to Hawaii thrown in. That sort of thing. But if your daughter turns out to be a *******, then you're hosed.
Of course that's largely speculation on my part.
Some people are like slinkies, they aren't really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.