Debate heats up over proposal to ban gender-based abortions

Discussion in 'Politics' started by WillowTree, May 31, 2012.

  1. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    73,719
    Thanks Received:
    11,339
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +20,954
    The debate over a bill that would ban sex-selective abortions became red-hot Thursday in the run-up to an expected floor vote, as Republicans used the vote to try to shame Democrats who might oppose it.
    The proposal would make it a federal crime to carry out an abortion based on the gender of the fetus. The measure takes aim at the aborting of female fetuses, a practice more common to countries such India and China, where there is a strong preference for sons, but which is also thought to take place in the U.S.
    The White House and Democratic lawmakers oppose the bill out of concern that it could end up subjecting doctors to strict punishment, suggesting the law would be difficult to follow.
    "The administration opposes gender discrimination in all forms, but the end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday.


    Read more: Debate heats up over proposal to ban gender-based abortions | Fox News
     
  2. Kiki Cannoli
    Offline

    Kiki Cannoli Have you met my shadow?

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    3,047
    Thanks Received:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Really south of the border
    Ratings:
    +839
    The movie Gattaca comes to mind
     
  3. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    73,719
    Thanks Received:
    11,339
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +20,954
  4. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    88,709
    Thanks Received:
    13,518
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +40,416
    Is it possible that Republicans have reached the outer limits of hysteria?

    I doubt it.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. LogikAndReazon
    Offline

    LogikAndReazon Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5,351
    Thanks Received:
    664
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Ratings:
    +1,615
    Eugenics and abortion have always been inter-related........

    Dont expect that to have an ounce of impact on the morally bankrupt
     
  6. BlindBoo
    Offline

    BlindBoo Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    24,579
    Thanks Received:
    2,802
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +7,200
    Help it's the thought police.

    Where is Libo-Pauli to protect us from the nanny police statist????
     
  7. waltky
    Offline

    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    25,357
    Thanks Received:
    2,467
    Trophy Points:
    275
    Location:
    Okolona, KY
    Ratings:
    +5,972
    It's a sign o' the times...
    :eusa_eh:
    European court ruling creates 'right to eugenics'
    'Wish to have a child free from the disease ... imposes obligations to the state'
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. Noomi
    Offline

    Noomi Ninja Kicker Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    18,121
    Thanks Received:
    3,481
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Australia
    Ratings:
    +3,883
    You can make gender abortion illegal, but you can't police it.
     
  9. Unkotare
    Online

    Unkotare Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    73,097
    Thanks Received:
    5,629
    Trophy Points:
    1,815
    Ratings:
    +17,272
    Of course you can.
     
  10. C_Clayton_Jones
    Offline

    C_Clayton_Jones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    45,750
    Thanks Received:
    9,847
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    In a Republic, actually
    Ratings:
    +28,949
    Obviously you didn’t read the article:

    Which would constitute a violation of one’s right to privacy, compelling the courts to invalidate the measure had it become law.
     

Share This Page