The majority of the U.S. House–including all 4 members of the Kansas delegation– voted Thursday to ban sex-selection abortions, but the measure failed to reach the necessary 2/3 majority. The vote was 246-168 in favor of the bill.
The Prenatal Discrimination bill, (PRENDA) H.R. 3541, addresses a true “war” on women —the destruction of innocent little baby girls in the womb. Four states currently ban sex-selection abortions and Kansas offered such a ban as a provision in the Pro-Life Protection Act, which passed the House this session but was dropped for action in the Senate.
PRENDA would apply federal criminal penalties to any person who does any of the following four things:
- performs an abortion knowing that such abortion is sought based on the sex of the child;
- uses force or the threat of force to intentionally injure or intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection abortion;
- solicits or accepts funds for the performance of a sex-selection abortion; or
- transports a woman into the United States or across a State line for the purpose of obtaining a sex-selection abortion.
President Obama opposed the ban, and issued a statement the night before the vote, misstating that PRENDA burdened abortionists with questioning women about their motivations, but PRENDA clearly states the opposite (read more here).
EVIDENCE OF SEX-SELECTION
Although IGNORED by the mainstream news desks (read more here) Planned Parenthood staff has been caught facilitating access to sex-selection abortions. The pro-life investigative group, LiveAction, released undercover footage from Texas, here, and from New York, here.
The Texas PP clinic staff suggested the woman get on Medicaid under the pretense of needing pregnancy aid to get a prenatal ultrasound to determine gender –prior to returning for an abortion. The New York staffer suggested obtaining a more dangerous CVS genetic test at 11 weeks.
Planned Parenthood switched explanations for opposing PRENDA, but finally admitted they will not deny an abortion due to motivation– despite their claimed opposition to bias against females (read more here). Recently they have defended their support of female ‘gendercide’ in the womb by arguing that the ban unfairly targets ethnic groups.
But the evidence strongly suggests prenatal sex selection is heavily occurring in certain cultures here in the United States. An Academy of Science analysis of the 2000 U.S. census detected an overabundance of males in certain ethnic communities. This was confirmed by a review all U.S. live births from 1975 to 2002, which found the national male to female live-birth sex ratio exceeded expected biological variation for the third child in Chinese, Asian Indians and Korean families without a son.
PRENDA is still able to be brought up for another vote this year; read more about the implications of this week’s vote on the pro–life movement here.