Democrats in the House of Representatives have voted down a bill that would ban sex selective abortions after two videos surfaced this week showing Planned Parenthood employees advising women about how to abort their child should it be a girl instead of a boy. LifeNews has more:
The legislation needed a two-thirds vote and Democrats voted overwhelmingly against the legislation after President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood came out in opposition.
With a 246-168 vote, the bill did not obtain the two-thirds majority necessary to pass. Republicans voted for the bill on a 226-7 margin while Democrats opposed banning sex-selection abortions on 161-20 vote margin.
Right, because a woman's "right to choose" includes aborting a child because it happens to be the wrong gender.....keeping it classy dems! And liberals claim to be the party for women.
President of Live Action, the group who exposed Planned Parenthood for encouraging sex selective abortions against baby girls, Lila Rose has issued a statement:
“We applaud the brave leaders in Congress such as Rep. Trent Franks for leading the charge against the abhorrent practice of sex-selective abortion. The struggle to stop gendercide is a bipartisan issue--more Democrats voted in support of the ban than Republicans against—but the battle is far from over.
“We will continue to release the results of our national investigation into Planned Parenthood and other U.S. providers that are facilitating the brutal and lethal discrimination against girls in the womb. The public deserves to see the truth about how Planned Parenthood and their abortion industry allies, backed by the President, facilitate the late term targeting of girls, especially as we approach a historic election."
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