In perhaps the least surprising development of the year, it turns out that Planned Parenthood and NARAL
Pro-Death Pro-Choice America oppose legislation that would ban sex-selection and race-based abortions. According to LifeNews:
As members of Congress hold a hearing today on legislation that would ban sex-selection abortions and abortions done if the unborn child is of a specific race, leading pro-abortion advocacy groups are strongly opposed to it.
Their opposition could explain why organizations like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the ACLU almost never speak out against the horrible human rights abuses associated with the one-child policy in China – ranging from sex-selection abortions, to forced abortions, to coercive sterilizations and infanticides.
As members prepare to hear from experts on how the sex-selection abortion culture has made its way from nations like China and India to the United States, according to one study, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, ACLU and a total of 30 pro-abortion groups banded together for a letter opposing the legislation, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.
“[T]he bill will effectively exacerbate already existing disparities by limiting some women’s 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.”
Nancy Northup, President of Center for Reproductive Rights talked about her group’s opposition tot he bill with Fox News and said it is an “anti-choice” measure that she claims is a “trumped up bill for a trumped up problem,” and a “ridiculous waste of congressional resources at a time when the U.S. economy is faltering.”
“This bill is a cynical and offensive attempt to evoke race and sex discrimination when actually it’s about taking women’s rights away,” she said.
Yeah, well. The fact is that there is nothing that repulses Americans more than abortion for the purpose of sex-selection (LifeNews mentions a huge Zogby survey in 2006 that showed 86% of the public wants to ban such abortions–getting 86% of Americans to agree on anything is incredible). Unfortunately, there are two problems with this bill. First, it isn’t becoming law any time soon. There is nothing for which Senate Democrats and the White House are more willing to die for than the unfettered abortion license, so this is undoubtedly dead until at least January of 2013. Second, because it has to do with the motivation for having an abortion, I’m not sure that it could be enforced. Somehow, I can’t imagine what kind of evidence you’d have to have to prove to a jury that a woman wanted to kill her unborn child because it was the wrong gender, or because it was mixed race, and I doubt that statistics about the prevalence of sex selection abortions among Asian populations that prefer boys, for instance, would make any difference in any individual case. So as popular as a measure like this might be, I’m not sure it’s really the right way to go.
But saying that this isn’t the right way to get at the problem–which unquestionably is not “trumped up,” as the LifeNews story notes–isn’t the same thing as saying there’s nothing wrong with sex-selection abortion. That’s a position Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and others (you can be sure the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice will be weighing in momentarily) apparently want to take. To which I say, be my guest. Anything to demonstrate to the American people just how far out the Molech worshippers are.