Tuesday, December 6, 2011

House Republicans Push Bill to Ban Abortions Based on the Race or Sex of the Fetus

By Tanya Somanader on Dec 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

For House Republicans, this year has been the year of outlandish answers to non-existent problems. And tomorrow, they will offer the magnum opus of their 2011 campaign against a woman’s right to choose: the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA). The bill seeks to somehow protect the “civil rights” of fetuses by banning physicians from performing abortions based on the fetus’s race or sex. While the woman would be exempt from prosecution, physicians who perform the procedure can be sued for damages. READ MORE

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