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Topics: PRENDA

Sex-Selection, Forced Abortion Are Happening Here in the United States



Many women today living in immigrant communities in the United States face discrimination, mistreatment, or resentment from family members if they fail to bear a son. Disproportionately girls are being targeted for abortion in some parts of these communities. The choice to abort is a coerced one, more often than not one pushed by husbands or female in-laws. The pressure is so strong that some women are being are forced to abort their daughters against …

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Prohibiting Sex-Selective Abortion in America



Current Efforts to Prohibit Sex-Selective Abortion in America The following eight states have passed laws prohibiting sex-selective abortions: Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Numerous other states have put forward legislation to prohibit abortions based on the sex of the fetus. Federal Legislation In January of 2015, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2015 (PRENDA) was introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. PRENDA prohibits sex-selective abortions, as well as …

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Legislation Banning Sex Selective Abortion Gains Momentum



The 31 May vote on PreNDA was a Pyrrhic victory—for the pro-abortion movement. You would think that any piece of legislation that wins a 246-168 majority of the votes of the House of Representatives would be on a fast track to become law. Passing pro-life legislation though, whether it be the earlier ban on partial-birth abortion, or the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PreNDA)–a bill to make it unlawful to perform or coerce a sex-selection abortion–is never …

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Congress Votes TOMORROW on Abortion Bill



For three years, PRI has been urging Congress, through articles and testimony, to ban sex-selection abortions. We are happy to report that the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PreNDA) — a bill which would do just this — will come before the House of Representatives tomorrow afternoon! PreNDA was introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and was approved by the House Judiciary Committee on February 16, 2012. An earlier congressional hearing, at which Steven Mosher testified in …

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Ban Sex Selective Abortions in the U.S.



On Tuesday, December 6th, Steven W. Mosher will testify before Congress in favor of a proposed ban on sex- and race-selective abortions. The hearing, held by Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-2) of the House Committee on the Judiciary, will address the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, or PreNDA. PreNDA would prohibit knowingly performing or financing sex-selection or race-selection abortions. This hearing, which will convene at 1 p.m. in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building, is open …

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July 20 — Drive to Ban Sex-Selective Abortion Gaining Momentum



20 July 2009 — Vol. 12/No. 21 On September 23, 2008, Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona introduced a bill.  Its purpose seemed straightforward and its cause universal: put an end to the wholesale killing of little girls whose only crime was that they were little girls.  One might have thought that this bill would have garnered universal support, with everyone from radical feminists to conservative Christians clamoring for its passage. The problem was that this …

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A New Front in the Abortion Wars: PreNDA Seeks Race and Sex-based Equality for the Unborn



On September 23rd, 2008, two congressmen, Trent Franks from Arizona and Jeff Fortenberry from Nebraska, introduced a bill to “prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race.” The event was overshadowed by debate over the proposed bailout of America’s financial sector, and so drew little press attention. But those who hold pro-life sentiments should take note of the “Susan B. Anthony Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2008,” for it arguably opens a …

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A New Front in the Abortion Wars



  30 September 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 40 A New Front in the Abortion Wars On September 23rd, 2008, two congressmen, Trent Franks from Arizona and Jeff Fortenberry from Nebraska, introduced a bill to “prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race.” The event was overshadowed by debate over the proposed bail-out of America’s financial sector, and so drew little press attention. But those who hold pro-life sentiments should take …

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