Congressman wants to outlaw Abortions motivated by Race or GenderSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 10:13
Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks once again is pushing to outlaw abortions that are due to an unborn child’s race or sex, with legislation that would punish medical providers who perform abortions, or accept funding for abortions, based on those criteria.
According to Franks, a ban on these types of abortions is needed because minority babies are aborted at five times the rate of white babies and, based on a 2008 report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Census data shows that certain populations have “son-biased” ratios due to “sex selection, most likely at the prenatal stages.”
“I know all of the explosive dynamics related to anything connected to abortion, but this should be something that all of us can find some common ground on,” Franks told The Daily Caller. “That is my hope.”