“On Wednesday, Congress will debate the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban sex-selective abortions nationally.”
Pointless. As long as abortion is legal, there is no way to stop people from engaging in sex-selection. People just skirt these laws wherever they try them.
[T]he bill will effectively exacerbate already existing disparities by limiting some womens access to comprehensive reproductive health care and penalizing health care providers, they allege.
They claim: Instead of addressing health disparities and ensuring accessible and culturally competent medical care for all women, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act will further isolate and stigmatize some women particularly those in the Asian American and Pacific Islander and African American communities from exercising their fundamental human right to make and implement decisions about their reproductive lives.
“People just skirt these laws wherever they try them.”
That’s right; in India either the law is ignored or the female child is simply abandoned to die. I don’t think Americans appreciate the Judeo-Christian framework by which much of Western Civilization was shaped.
Women (like men) have a practical biological purpose in reproducing; contrary to the “champions of diversity” they bring nothing additional to the table that a man can’t provide. In fact, in today’s legal atmosphere, hiring a woman makes no sense at all (given the superior family leave they qualify for, legal risks simply because they are women in terms of hiring/promotions/firing, etc.).
At what stage can they determine the sex of the child?