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BREAKING: Obama Opposes, Democrats Defeat Sex-Selection Abortion Ban

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  • Sue Cifelli
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      >BREAKING: Obama Opposes, Democrats Defeat Sex-Selection Abortion Ban
      >Democrats in the House of Representatives prevented passage of a bill that would ban sex-selection abortions. 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.
      >The bill would make it a federal offense to knowingly do any one of the following four things: (1) perform an abortion, at any time in pregnancy, “knowing that such abortion is sought based on the sex or gender of the child”; (2) use “force or threat of force. . . for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection abortion”; (3) solicit or accept funds to perform a sex-selection abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the U.S. or across state lines for this purpose. However, “A woman upon whom a sex-selection abortion is performed may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable for any violation . . .” http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/29/video-planned-parenthood-encourages-woman-to-get-sex-selection-abortion/
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      >BREAKING: Second Video Shows Planned Parenthood OKing Sex-Selection Abortion
      >http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/second-video-shows-planned-parenthood-urging-sex-selection-abortion/
      >President Obama Opposes Ban on Sex-Selection Abortions
      >http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/31/president-obama-opposes-ban-on-sex-selection-abortions/
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