U.S. House votes tomorrow on sex-selection abortion ban

May 29, 2012/WASHINGTON, DC --

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation's largest pro-life organization, today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to go on record against "the escalating war on baby girls," by voting to pass a national ban on sex-selection abortions when the bill reaches the House floor tomorrow (Wednesday, May 30).

The legislation is a recently revised version of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) (H.R. 3541), sponsored by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az.). The House will consider the bill under "Suspension of the Rules," which means that a two-thirds vote will be required for passage. The debate is expected around 2:30 PM EDT, and the vote at about 7:00 PM EDT.

In a letter sent this morning (May 29, 2012) to House members, NRLC quotes the recent observation of political economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute: "In terms of its sheer toll in human numbers, sex-selective abortion has assumed a scale tantamount to a global war against baby girls."

The letter also cites studies that indicate the practice is becoming increasingly prevalent in the U.S., particularly within communities of immigrants from Asia. The letter notes that NRLC may include the roll call on H.R. 3541 in the NRLC congressional "scorecard" for the 112th Congress. The NRLC letter to the House is posted here.

The bill would make it a federal offense, punishable by up to five years in federal prison, to knowingly do any one of the following four things: (1) perform an abortion, at any time in pregnancy, "knowing that such abortion is sought based on the sex or gender of the child"; (2) use "force or threat of force... for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection abortion"; (3) solicit or accept funds to perform a sex-selection abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the U.S. or across state lines for this purpose. However, "A woman upon whom a sex-selection abortion is performed may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable for any violation..."

NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson commented, "Those lawmakers who recently have embraced contrived political rhetoric asserting that they are resisting a 'war on women' must reflect on whether they now wish to be recorded as being defenders of the escalating war on baby girls."




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
Priests for Life Oct 31, 2014, 9:57 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 31, 2014, 9:41 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 31, 2014, 9:37 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 31, 2014, 9:54 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 31, 2014, 9:44 am
My Domestic Church Oct 31, 2014, 10:30 am
LifeNews Oct 31, 2014, 9:27 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Oct 31, 2014, 9:37 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 31, 2014, 10:15 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 31, 2014, 9:34 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 30, 2014, 4:43 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 31, 2014, 11:46 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 31, 2014, 10:01 am
BIG BLUE WAVE Oct 31, 2014, 10:10 am
Alex Schadenberg Oct 31, 2014, 10:00 am
Operation Rescue Oct 31, 2014, 9:12 am
Oogedy Boogedy Blog Oct 31, 2014, 9:30 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 31, 2014, 8:55 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 31, 2014, 9:14 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 31, 2014, 8:45 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 31, 2014, 8:00 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Oct 31, 2014, 8:13 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Oct 31, 2014, 8:45 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 31, 2014, 8:01 am
Leaven for the Loaf Oct 31, 2014, 7:00 am
The Common Room Oct 31, 2014, 6:37 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 31, 2014, 6:02 am
Challies Dot Com Oct 31, 2014, 6:15 am
The Pinoy Catholic Oct 31, 2014, 7:03 am
jillstanek.com Oct 31, 2014, 6:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 30, 2014, 6:05 pm
40 Days for Life Oct 31, 2014, 6:00 am
The Common Room Oct 31, 2014, 4:21 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 31, 2014, 4:04 am
A Catholic Life Oct 31, 2014, 4:56 am
Albert Mohler's Blog Oct 31, 2014, 2:55 am
The Chatterbox Chronicles Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 31, 2014, 1:12 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
My Domestic Church Oct 31, 2014, 1:30 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Oct 31, 2014, 1:20 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Oct 31, 2014, 12:20 am
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 11:26 pm
Truth and Charity Forum Oct 31, 2014, 12:01 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Oct 31, 2014, 12:03 am
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 10:43 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 10:07 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 30, 2014, 11:20 pm
Alex Schadenberg Oct 30, 2014, 9:17 pm
The Lady in the Pew Oct 30, 2014, 9:15 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 30, 2014, 9:15 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Oct 30, 2014, 8:45 pm
WANTED Oct 30, 2014, 7:55 pm
My Domestic Church Oct 30, 2014, 8:30 pm
Kevin Tracy Oct 30, 2014, 7:46 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 7:23 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 5:56 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 6:03 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 6:39 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 6:59 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 6:03 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 7:20 pm
Fletcher's Blog Oct 30, 2014, 6:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 4:22 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 30, 2014, 6:05 pm
Pro-Life PA by Sue Cirba Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 5:32 pm
The Common Room Oct 30, 2014, 6:05 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 5:44 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 6:03 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 5:05 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 3:23 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 3:27 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 3:32 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 5:50 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 5:26 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 5:13 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 4:14 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 4:53 pm
HLI World Watch Oct 30, 2014, 4:49 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 4:38 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 3:38 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 30, 2014, 5:15 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 30, 2014, 4:43 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 30, 2014, 5:28 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 30, 2014, 6:28 pm
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
A Culture of Life Oct 30, 2014, 4:31 pm
The Point Oct 30, 2014, 4:03 pm
Vivificat! Oct 30, 2014, 4:17 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 3:10 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 1:25 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 2:39 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 30, 2014, 3:16 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 30, 2014, 4:53 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 2:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 2:53 pm
Fletcher's Blog Oct 30, 2014, 3:18 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:51 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:48 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:43 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:58 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 8:53 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 10:23 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 2:46 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 30, 2014, 2:50 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 30, 2014, 2:48 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Oct 30, 2014, 4:05 pm
Alex Schadenberg Oct 30, 2014, 2:11 pm
The Point Oct 30, 2014, 2:05 pm
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 30, 2014, 1:41 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 30, 2014, 1:32 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 30, 2014, 1:53 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 30, 2014, 1:56 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 1:33 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 1:04 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 1:03 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 1:12 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 30, 2014, 1:18 pm
A Culture of Life Sep 21, 2014, 9:09 pm
A Culture of Life Sep 15, 2014, 10:16 pm
A Culture of Life Sep 22, 2014, 2:50 pm
A Culture of Life Sep 17, 2014, 4:45 pm
A Culture of Life Oct 6, 2014, 5:33 pm
A Culture of Life Oct 28, 2014, 9:38 pm
A Culture of Life Oct 13, 2014, 4:35 am
A Culture of Life Oct 8, 2014, 4:54 pm
A Culture of Life Sep 25, 2014, 7:36 pm
ScrappleFace Oct 30, 2014, 1:21 pm
NoisyRoom.net Oct 30, 2014, 12:36 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 12:37 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 11:56 am
Happy Catholic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Common Room Oct 30, 2014, 12:32 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 11:39 am
Dakota Voice (Blog) Oct 30, 2014, 12:45 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Oct 30, 2014, 12:12 pm
The Pinoy Catholic Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 11:09 am
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 11:35 am
jillstanek.com Oct 30, 2014, 12:00 pm
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 11:28 am
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 11:36 am
The Black Kettle Oct 30, 2014, 12:02 pm
Down on the Pharm Oct 30, 2014, 11:47 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 10:53 am
DFW Catholic.org Oct 30, 2014, 11:48 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Oct 30, 2014, 12:15 pm
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Oct 30, 2014, 11:46 am
The Point Oct 30, 2014, 10:43 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 30, 2014, 11:00 am
NoisyRoom.net Oct 30, 2014, 11:26 am
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 10:45 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Oct 30, 2014, 11:24 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Oct 30, 2014, 10:26 am
Leaven for the Loaf Oct 30, 2014, 11:07 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Oct 30, 2014, 10:29 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Oct 30, 2014, 10:39 am
Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 9:33 am
LifeNews Oct 30, 2014, 10:05 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Oct 30, 2014, 10:15 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Oct 30, 2014, 10:23 am