Debate heats up over proposal to ban gender-based abortions

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    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.


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    The movie Gattaca comes to mind
     
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    Is it possible that Republicans have reached the outer limits of hysteria?

    I doubt it.
     
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    Eugenics and abortion have always been inter-related........

    Dont expect that to have an ounce of impact on the morally bankrupt
     
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    Help it's the thought police.

    Where is Libo-Pauli to protect us from the nanny police statist????
     
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    It's a sign o' the times...
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    European court ruling creates 'right to eugenics'
    'Wish to have a child free from the disease ... imposes obligations to the state'
     
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    You can make gender abortion illegal, but you can't police it.
     
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    Of course you can.
     
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    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.
     

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