Sex-Selective Abortion

A measure to ban abortions based on the sex of a child failed Thursday to earn enough support in the House, and abortion opponents said they plan to use the vote to paint Democrats as disingenuously supporting women’s rights because they voted against a bill protecting unborn baby girls. Read full article >>

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    12/4/2014 - 10:45 pm | View Link
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    03/16/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • North Carolina Governor to Sign Bill Forcing Educators to Teach That Abortion Is Cause of Pre-Term Birth
    The campaign promise Republican Gov. Pat McCrory made to the voters of North Carolina—that he would not sign into law any bills regarding abortion—has already fallen to the wayside. The governor said late last week that he will sign SB 132, a new bill ...
    07/1/2013 - 2:08 am | View Link
  • Bill Banning Sex-Selective Abortions Fails in House
    June 1, 2012 — A House bill outlawing abortions performed on the basis of fetal sex or race went down in defeat yesterday, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for passage in a 246 - 168 vote. The legislation and its outcome represent the ...
    06/1/2012 - 4:42 am | View Link
  • Louisiana House Approves Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks
    NEW ORLEANS, June 1 (Reuters) - The Louisiana state ... that would prohibit abortion beyond 20 weeks after fertilization unless the mother's life is in danger. Georgia a month ago became the seventh state to ban most or all abortions after 20 weeks.
    06/1/2012 - 12:48 am | View Link
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  • Indiana abortion bill: A proposal to ban abortions for ...
    Indiana Bill Would Ban Abortions for Down Syndrome and Other Fetal Abnormalities
    03/5/2015 - 12:48 am | View Website
  • Barack Obama on Abortion
    Sub-sections under Abortion: Voting Record; Other issues under Abortion No litmus test; nominate to Court based on their fairness Q: Could you ever nominate someone ...
    03/4/2015 - 9:13 pm | View Website
  • House G.O.P. Discards Bill Banning Abortion at 20 Weeks ...
    After a revolt by Republican women on an abortion ban, the House instead passed a bill limiting the use of taxpayer funds to pay for abortions.
    03/4/2015 - 10:36 am | View Website
  • Sex-selective abortion
    Sex-selective abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common ...
    03/1/2015 - 6:54 pm | View Website
  • Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
    For the failed 1995 bill, see Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1995.
    02/27/2015 - 10:28 am | View Website
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