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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  • North Carolina Motorcycle Abortion Bill Passes State House
    WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled North Carolina House pushed through anti-abortion legislation on Thursday, using as their vehicle a motorcycle safety bill that lawmakers ... would bar so-called sex-selective abortions and impose additional ...
    07/11/2013 - 10:29 am | View Link
  • Why did an avowed pro-life congressman vote against banning sex-selective abortion?
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    06/2/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Sex-selective abortion ban rejected by House
    The House on Thursday voted down a bill ... abortions on women who are trying to select the gender of their offspring -- a practice known as sex-selective abortion (Steinhauer, 5/31). The Washington Post: Bill Banning 'Sex-Selection Abortions' Fails ...
    06/1/2012 - 9:54 pm | 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
  • Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act fails to pass U.S. House of Representatives
    The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), is a sex selective ... The Bill required a two-thirds majority to pass. The Bill would protect the nonexistent “civil rights” of a fetus, by banning physicians from performing abortions based on the sex ...
    05/31/2012 - 9:32 am | View Link
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  • At Least 9 States Considering Bills to Ban Sex-Selective ...
    In the U.S. it is illegal in only four states to have an abortion solely based on the fetus' gender, but now at least nine states look to join them with ...
    07/29/2015 - 11:08 pm | View Website
  • Indiana bill to ban Down syndrome abortions — Down ...
    A bill has been introduced in Indiana to ban selective abortions for Down syndrome. It has already been the subject of some commentary. Here’s mine.
    07/29/2015 - 11:19 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 ...
    07/29/2015 - 4:38 am | View Website
  • Indiana abortion bill: A proposal to ban abortions for ...
    Indiana Bill Would Ban Abortions for Down Syndrome and Other Fetal Abnormalities
    07/29/2015 - 2:37 am | View Website
  • After a Failed First Attempt, Congress Passes Bill to Ban ...
    After a Failed First Attempt, Congress Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Cortney O'Brien | May 13, 2015
    05/13/2015 - 5:30 pm | View Website
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