Apparently, Republican congressmen are working to ban an apparently common practice in some cultures; that of sex selection abortions. While I agree with them as to its barbarity, I have to wonder how you would prevent it. You see, only the most hardened abortion clinic workers are willing to look at the child on ultrasound before the prenatal infanticide, so it's unlikely that too many clinics are advertising "We'll kill your baby girl for you!"
Rather, what would most likely happen is that the couple would go to an ordinary ob/gyn who does not perform prenatal infanticides, learn the sex of the child through ordinary ultrasound, and then make their appointment at the clinic that does perform prenatal infanticide. So how exactly you would pass a law that would prevent this is beyond me.
So nice thought, but......let's think of some laws that will actually help someone, OK? And if there are indeed clinics where the "doctors" advertise "We'll kill your baby girl!", well, let's make that public, and see what falls out. I'm guessing that even NARAL will have trouble defending that one.
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