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House to vote on bill penalizing abortion based on sex of child (RATS, of course, object)
The Hill ^ | 5/29/12 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 05/29/2012 4:39:59 PM PDT by Libloather

House to vote on bill penalizing abortion based on sex of child
By Pete Kasperowicz - 05/29/12 09:25 AM ET

The House will vote this week on legislation imposing criminal penalties on anyone performing an abortion based on the sex of the child, but the measure runs the risk of failing on the floor because of how the GOP is calling it up.

Republican leaders have scheduled a vote on H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), under a suspension of House rules, which will require a two-thirds majority vote for passage. Suspension votes are usually reserved for non-controversial bills, but Republican leaders have occasionally used the process for bills that Democrats oppose, and the PRENDA bill appears to be one of those.

Democratic opposition to the bill began with its original name, the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Non-discrimination Act. Democrats argued in February that while the bill was named after these civil rights heroes, it has nothing to do with protecting civil rights.

"It is offensive that the sponsors of this bill would invoke the names of two of our nation's historic civil rights pioneers," House Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) said.

The original name reflected that the bill also sought to ban abortions based on the race of the child. But Republicans agreed to strike that language from the bill as it was being considered in the Judiciary committee, and also changed the name of the bill.

Still, the bill was voted out of committee with only Republican support. That partisan vote, and Democrats' ongoing opposition to the bill, could make it difficult for the bill to be approved by a two-thirds vote on the floor. Roughly 50 Democrats would need to join Republicans to pass the bill under suspension of the rules.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; bill; house; sex
Sex-Selective Abortion Thrives in America, Courtesy Planned Parenthood
1 posted on 05/29/2012 4:40:11 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I see, so its ok to murder the baby simply because you don’t want it, but its not ok to murder the baby because the reason you don’t want it is the baby’s gender.

Got it.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Libloather
The democRats "War on Females."
3 posted on 05/29/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Libloather

So I guess I don’t understand... Women are entitled to choice, right? /s

Now we are going to analyze why they made their choice?


4 posted on 05/29/2012 5:04:32 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: HerrBlucher

The bill is stupid as you point out


5 posted on 05/29/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: HerrBlucher

Heh! China, would be hardest hit.

How in the hell do you “penalize” an abortion?

That’s just stupid.


6 posted on 05/29/2012 5:27:46 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Libloather

The whole bill is absolutely, positively stupid. Murder is murder. And any abortion is premeditated murder with no fewer than two perps: the “mother” and the butcher. Throw in the person who drives the “mother” to the abortuary, and you have three participants in premeditated murder.

It’s bad enough to murder 3,300 innocent preborn and newly born Americans on a daily basis, but now we will quibble about one little teeny wing of the bloody abortion wing while we continue to condone and subsidize the wanton slaughter of all these children.

They’re only children by definition? Otherwise they’re clumps of tissue by definition? And we pay for this?

Incredible lack of logic. What we should do, and our hapless SOH Boehner doesn’t have the cookies to do it, is stop ALL FUNDING OF THESE BUTCHERS NOW! But he won’t because he’s pansy afraid of Obambi . . . scared to death of him.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 5:30:39 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: HerrBlucher
I am mystified why this bill is being pushed this way now. It will go nowhere in the Senate, but by requiring two/thirds majority Boehner is essentially declaring the bill DOA in the House as well. It is a meaningless gesture of some obscure purpose. So what's the point? Who sponsored this bill? Why?
8 posted on 05/29/2012 5:56:24 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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