Update: The House rejected the ban on sex-selection surgery 168- 246 (a 2/3rds vote was needed to pass the bill). The reason stated is that the bill put the burden on the doctors knowing the mind of the woman and the pregnant woman could not be prosecuted. That is a lie. The bill puts no burden of discovery on the doctor.
President Obama is opposed to the bill.
I want to know why we are even having this discussion. Of course women should not be having sex-selection abortions. It’s unethical and evil.
Original Story: 5/31: WaPo’s Dana Milbank thinks a bill to ban gender-selection abortions could alienate the Asian-American community.
That’s an alarming thought – not that they would be alienated from the GOP, but that they still abort according to gender now that they live here. Personally, I don’t believe it. I think most Asian-Americans become Americanized and are trying to escape that very thing.
What I do believe is that natural born Americans have a total disregard for human life. I’m not even against abortion per se but there needs to be limits. I can’t believe we have people who are allowed to abort because they don’t like the baby’s gender. Are we savages now?
I can’t even fathom how our President and his wife approve of post-birth and partial-birth abortions.
It is a baby step from partial-birth abortion to post-birth abortion as President Obama demonstrated when he argued for post-birth abortion on the Illinois State Senate floor. He said he was protecting abortion and not post-birth but it did support the right of the doctors who left a dying, aborted newborn in a laundry room.
That view is what I would expect from a narcissist.
We keep pulling back the ethical lines and we now live in a narcissistic world where we no longer accept basic values – what matters are our personal, selfish needs.
This is insane!
WaPo: …Republicans long ago lost African American voters. They are well on their way to losing Latinos. And if Trent Franks prevails, they may lose Asian Americans, too.
The Arizona Republican’s latest antiabortion salvo to be taken up by the House had a benign name — the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act — and a premise with which just about everybody agrees: that a woman shouldn’t abort a fetus simply because she wants to have a boy rather than a girl.
The problem with Franks’s proposal is that it’s not entirely clear there is a problem. Sex-selection abortion is a huge tragedy in parts of Asia, but to the extent it’s happening in this country, it’s mostly among Asian immigrants.
For Franks, who previously tried to pass legislation limiting abortions among African Americans and residents of the District of Columbia, it was the latest attempt to protect racial minorities from themselves…Read the story column here…
Slate has a story about after-birth abortion. Click the link to read about it.