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Planned Parenthood opposes Utah bill banning sex-selection abortions

Here is a link to a LifeNews.com story describing Planned Parenthood’s opposition to a bill in Utah that would ban sex-selection abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/12/03/planned-parenthood-opposes-bill-to-ban-sex-selection-abortions/ Richard M.  

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Senator Vitter introduces ban on sex-selection abortions

After the House failed to pass the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, here is a story from LifeNews.com about a new effort to ban sex-selection abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/13/u-s-senator-introduces-sex-selection-abortion-ban/ Richard M.

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The US ought to ban sex-selection abortions

Here’s a good piece by Rebecca Taylor calling for the US to ban sex-selection abortions. Here is the conclusion of the article: “And it is time for sex selection in the U.S. to end. At the minimum we need federal legislation like PRENDA that would make aborting a fetus based on gender a crime. And […]

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Chuck Colson essay on sex-selection abortion

Here is a good essay by Chuck Colson on sex-selection abortion and the Prenatal Discrimination Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/12/23/sex-selection-abortion-in-the-u-s-the-myth-of-choice/ Richard M.

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bill would ban sex selection or race-based abortions

Here is a LifeNews story on the Prenatal Nondiscrimintaion Act. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/29/congressional-bill-would-ban-sex-selection-race-based-abortion/ The Act, introduced by Trent Franks from Arizona, “would prohibit knowingly performing or financing sex-selection or race-based abortions.” Richard M.

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Michael Paulsen essay on sex-selection abortions

Here is a link to an essay by Michael Paulsen that was published today on the Public Discourse blog. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/10/4149 After noting the practice of abortion for sex-selection, Paulsen discusses the prospect that a law banning abortion for reasons of sex selection might force the Supreme Court to confront the realities of its abortion case law. […]

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Council of Europe and sex-selection abortion

Here is a link to an article about a resolution that will go before the Council of Europe next month.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8754811/Parents-could-be-barred-from-knowing-the-sex-of-their-unborn-baby-by-European-ruling.html According to the resolution, hospitals would be barred from disclosing to pregnant mothers the sex of their unborn baby. The draft resolution, which was recently passed by the Council’s equal opportunities committee, is motivated by the increasing concern about […]

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Another NY Times article on the “brave new world”

Here is a link to another NY Times article discussing the ethical implications of pre-natal tests that allow pregnant women to learn the sex of their unborn children.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/sunday-review/if-you-really-really-wanted-a-girl.html  The article focuses on the new tests that allow women to learn the sex of their baby very early during pregnancy, with the concern that this will increase abortions for reasons of sex-selection. […]

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China’s One-Child Policy

The NYT reports that parents of infants in China are claiming that government officials are abducting their children and selling them on the black market. The story is here. Congressman Chris Smith (NJ), a staunch prolifer, has worked for years to awaken the American people and government to the evils of China’s one child policy. […]

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Sex-selective abortions American style

The San Francisco Chronicle has an op-ed about sex-selective abortion arguing that such abortions are a violation of human rights. (The author does not attempt explain what distinguishes sex-selective abortion from all abortions in terms of human rights.) The column relies in part on an April 2011 article appearing in the journal, Social Science and […]