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, (more…)