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Anti-abortion bill gains traction in House, but falls short of passage

  • yeah… Today, the House of Representatives voted 246-168 in favor of a bill that would make it illegal for doctors to perform abortions if the sole motivation for the abortion is dissatisfaction with the gender of the fetus.
  • but… The bill, nicknamed PRENDA (for Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act), was brought up under a suspension of House rules, thus requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. It was thirty votes shy of that, so it didn’t pass. source

» For and against: The bill’s sponsor, Trent Franks, claims that America is the only advanced country left in the world that still doesn’t restrict sex-selective abortion in any way." But Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowski, voted against the bill, said that it ”includes a provision that would allow a women’s husband or parents, by merely alleging that an abortion is because of gender, to seek injunctive relief to prevent the doctor from performing abortion procedures.

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May 31, 2012 // 18:49 // 2 years ago
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    Good ol’ Schakowski, gettin’ shit done.