The True War on Women
By Tony Perkins
If there was a war on women, sex-selection abortion would be it. While liberals were busy inventing a controversy about gender discrimination, the biggest offenders are from their own camp — Democrats who refuse to protect babies from the horrible practice of targeting baby girls in the womb. For years, pro-lifers have tried to outlaw the practice –only to see groups like Planned Parenthood encouraging it in shocking undercover videos like this one. In 2012, Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) shook his head as members of the U.S. House shot down his bill, the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act, to ban these abortions because it somehow “trampled the rights of women.” Over in Britain, Parliament was much less divided on the issue and made sex-selection abortion illegal this week with almost shocking unanimity.
By a vote of 181-1, members of the country’s legislative body agreed to prosecute doctors caught aborting babies on the grounds of gender. A whopping 80% of the British people disagree with aborting a child simply for being the “wrong sex.” If Britain can do it, why not the U.S.? Even a country as sharply divided on abortion as this one overwhelmingly believes (77%) that America should outlaw sex-selection abortion. But when it comes to the systematic annihilation of innocent girls, liberals would rather align with policies like China’s than cede so much as an inch of pro-life ground. And they say they’re the party of women?
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law.
(Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)
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