Should Selective-Sex Abortions Be Allowed?

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Should Selective-Sex Abortions Be Banned in the U.S.?

  1. Yes, Selective-Sex Abortions Should Be Banned

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  2. No, Selective-Sex Abortions Should Not Be Banned

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    Planned Parenthood counselors were caught telling clients how to abort their fetus if it is determined to be a girl. The women were given referrals for ultrasound exams to determine the gender of the fetus. Since gender can not be determined until the 20th week of pregnancy, a second trimester abortion will be scheduled if the fetus turns out to be female.

    Selective-sex abortions are currently outlawed in only a handful of states. Today the Congress is proposing legislation to outlaw selective sex abortions nationwide.

    Do you think that women have the right to choose the gender of their children through selective-sex abortions?

    Here is the undercover video and story: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/gen...nthoods-complicity-in-sex-selection-abortion/
     
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    I don't support sex-selective abortion, but this whole proposal is a ruse to crack down on abortion in the name of fighting sex-selective abortion.
     
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    How would they use this proposal to crack down on abortion?
     
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    By raiding abortion clinics looking for "evidence", for starters.
     
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    Wouldn't they need a search warrant and "probable cause" before conducting a raid? What kind of evidence would they be looking for?
     
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    They would be looking for evidence that the clinic had performed a sex-selective abortion. It doesn't take much to trigger probable cause.
     
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    I just don't understand what would constitute evidence. Selective-sex abortion would be very hard to prove because the law would be based on intent and not action.
     
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    I had seen the article about the one Planned Parenthood counselor advocating selective sex abortions. I didn't know it was common.

    Or is this another one like the "most universities have Sex Week"?




    Also, if they could tell that a child would be born gay, would conservatives then allow abortions?
     
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    I don't think that it is common in the U.S. but there is no way of telling. How could you possibly know why a woman aborted her fetus unless she told you.

    Selective-sex abortion is very common in China. A s a result there are about 100 million more men than women in China. Talk about a war on women.

    If they could tell that a child would be born gay, would the gay activists be pro-life?
     
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    If abortion is legal then the reason for getting one does not matter.
     

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