Alarming statistics about sex-selective abortion
According to a 2008 study by Columbia University economists Douglas Almond and Lena Edlund, the sex ratio for U.S.-born children of Chinese, Korean, and Asian-Indian parents favors boys. Although the sex ratio for first-born children was normal (106 girls for every 100 boys), the ratio for second-born children was 100 girls for every 117 boys if the first child was a girl. Based on these numbers, about 10% of the girls were eliminated. According to their report, “The male bias is particularly evident for third children. If there was no previous son, sons outnumbered daughters by 50%.” For every 100 girls, there were 151 boys.
On May 31, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PreNDA), a bill that would make it unlawful to perform or coerce a sex-selection abortion. The vote was 246-168 in favor of the bill, but a two-thirds majority was required under the fast-track procedure that was utilized.
75 percent of Texas’ delegates in the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of PreNDA. Texas Congressman Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land 22nd) told Texas Right to Life, “While a large majority voted for the proposed bill, it is unfortunate and sad that it still fell short of the votes needed to pass. Partisan politics should never jeopardize the fate of human lives. Protecting innocent human life is a sacred responsibility and I will continue to do all that I can to protect the unborn.”
In addition to President Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood was one of the main opponents to the bill. The Huffington Post reported that “no Planned Parenthood clinic will deny a woman an abortion based on her reasons for wanting one, except in those states that explicitly prohibit sex-selective abortions (Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Illinois).” So, Planned Parenthood supports abortion for any reason—even if the child is deemed to be the “wrong” sex.
- Opposition grows against SB303
The number of groups and citizens opposed to Senate Bill 303 continues to gain ground.
- National Right to Life urges Texans to oppose Senate Bill 303
- Despite proponents' claims, SB 303 allows denial of food and water
Take action to protect Texas patients.
- Terri Schiavo's brother urges Texas House members to reject SB 303
Bobby Schindler asks House members to spare Texans the pain encountered by his sister and to vote no on SB 303.
- Death Panel Bill Hearing Monday in Texas House
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons implores Texans to contact their representatives about SB 303.
- Big Medicine vs. Patient's Rights
- Attorney General Greg Abbott accepts Defender of Life Award
Texas Attorney General accepts the "Defender of Life Award" at the Montgomery County Right to Life 2013 Dinner For Life.
- Hostile Orders
Should the decision be the patient's or the doctor's?
- The Void of Reason
If you missed it, the President gave a twelve minute speech at Planned Parenthood's annual gala.
- Texas 14-year-old given abortion pills against will by abuser
A Texas man is accused of impregnating a minor and coercing her into taking abortion pills.
- WND comments on proposed reforms to Texas' futile care law
New bill in works would end life despite patient, family wishes
- Texas rallies for higher abortion clinic standards, vows to prevent Gosnell horrors
Commonsense legislation would hold abortion clinics to the same standards and regulations to which other medical facilities are held.
- SB303: Long on process; short on patient protections
State Senate sends flawed and dangerous Advance Directive Bill to House
- Texas Right to Life outlines concerns with SB303 and CSSB303
Here is a chart comparing the proposed reforms of the Texas Advanced Directive Law, to real, effective reform.
- State and national Pro-Life leaders oppose Senate Bill 303, House Bill 1444
In a letter to Texas State Legislators, Pro-Life leaders and medical professionals stated their concerns with proposed "reforms" to the Texas futile care law.
- Dr. Elizabeth Wickham, President of LifeTree, Comments on Texas SB 303
- Texas Preborn Pain: Pro-Life side prevails in hearing
Multiple Pro-Life medical and legal experts demonstrated the need for and defended the bill against one of the most pro-abortion members of the Texas House of Representatives.
- Texas is about to face another crisis in its healthcare
Everyone in the State, regardless of their present state of health could be affected by this Bill in the event of a serious illness or an accident.
- Experts set to testify on Texas Right to Life's PreBorn Pain Bill
Medical professionals will testify before the House State Affairs Committee offering support of the Texas Preborn Pain Bill.
- Truce keeps Texas budget Pro-Life and House floor calm
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