"Republicans brought up PRENDA under a suspension of the rules, which limited the time for debating the bill and meant it required a much larger majority of votes to pass. The vote was 246-168 in favor, but the bill needed 276 yeas to pass. Twenty Democrats voted for the proposal; just seven Republicans opposed it."
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/05 … -selection
I'm totally against abortions done just because the baby isn't the sex you want. But I agree pretty much with the article I posted - how would doctors know the real reason for the abortion? They'd have to have a crystal ball. I doubt many women would just come out and say they wanted an abortion because they didn't want a girl baby.
I also agree with some of the posters from the other thread on this topic. It's often the fathers/husbands who push women into aborting females. I feel really sorry for these women. Imagine being pregnant with a girl when you live in fear that if you have the child, your husband might abuse it or even kill it - and/or you. How do we change such societal views?
A baby is fully formed at five months and after hearing that Planned Parenthood tape- well, it speaks for itself. As far as pregnant women being afraid of violent repercussions from the men all put forcing them into the act, it ought to be a top priority for the nation, states and communities to have other safe options for these women; and the media and grape-vine should be putting this situation thoroughly into the American consciousness. Then maybe, just maybe, things will begin to turn around for the better.
Yes, we need safe options for these women. But it's hard to change age-old traditions and beliefs.
I always thought it would be a good idea to have a class explaining societal differences in domestic relations to incoming female immigrants. It wouldn't fix the problem but it would help educate women on options... which is a good first step.
I'm sure it would be seen as racist/anti-cultural diversity though.
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