Effort to ban abortions for sex selection fails in U.S.

June 11, 2012

A bill that would have prohibited abortions motivated by the gender of the unborn child failed to gain a needed two-thirds majority in the U.S. House of Representatives May 31.

In addition to banning sex-selection abortions, the legislation would have prohibited the coercion of abortions based on gender, the solicitation or acceptance of funds for such abortions and the transportation of a woman into the U.S. to obtain such an abortion.

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., said sex-selection abortion “is cruel, it’s discriminatory and it’s legal.

It is violence against women.

Most people in government are unaware that it is part of a deliberate plan of population control.”