As I type, the House of Representatives is debating the future of civil rights: a girl's right to life itself.
Is it OK to choose to destroy a healthy unborn child simply because you or your husband prefer a boy?
Should it be legal in this country?
The Constitution gives to Congress the power to enforce the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection by appropriate legislation. And this week, in a historic vote, the House is going to consider using that power to ban abortions based on gender.
The bill is called the "Prenatal Anti-Discrimination Act," or PRENDA, because it is...