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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  • Oh My: Democratic Aide Knew Of Abortion Provision In Anti-Human Trafficking Bill
    It’s insanely bipartisan, but Democrats ran for the bunkers when they read the provision banning taxpayer-funded abortion (the Hyde Amendment), which they say was snuck into the bill ... often misogynistic, sex-selective abortions.
    03/18/2015 - 10:10 am | View Link
  • Femicide: a rise in sex-selective abortions in the Caucasus
    Countries with a high prevalence of selective abortions in the 1970s included South Korea ... Avagyan explains that they are considering banning sex-selective abortion, but that certain CSOs in Armenia may see the ban as the violation of human rights ...
    04/26/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • 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?
    But ALL abortions are wrong. And criminalizing motive makes this simply another hate crime. Literally the only difference between a legal and an illegal abortion under the bill is whether the ... Second, Amash fails to recognize something we’ve ...
    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
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  • Objections by Women Open Rift in G.O.P.
    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.
    04/24/2015 - 7:08 am | View Website
  • Sex-selective abortion
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    04/23/2015 - 5:58 am | View Website
  • Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act
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    04/22/2015 - 7:18 am | View Website
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    02/23/2015 - 4:23 pm | View Website
  • House Republicans drop controversial abortion bill ahead ...
    House Republicans on Wednesday dropped a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, abandoning legislation that at one time seemed certain to ...
    01/21/2015 - 10:17 pm | View Website
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