Live Action Praises Sen. Vitter for Introducing Bill Banning Sex-Selective Abortions
PRENDA Mirrors Rep. Trent Frank’s Bill in the House
CONTACT: Dan Wilson
June 14, 2012
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Washington, D.C. – Today, Live Action applauded Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) for this week introducing the Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA), which would ban the brutal practice of sex-selective abortion. A companion bill in the House sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) was brought to a vote in May. The two bills were introduced amidst multiple undercover videos showing that the practice is growing at an alarming rate in the United States, which can be seen at www.ProtectOurGirls.com.
“We applaud Sen. Vitter for continuing the fight to ban sex-selective abortion and protect women from coercion and unborn girls from the most violent form of sex discrimination,” said Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action. “Our latest videos showing Planned Parenthood clinic workers in Hawaii advising a woman how best to procure a sex-selective abortion reveal that this practice is not isolated, and that Planned Parenthood’s first priority is not the welfare of women or girls, but protecting their abortion business from any regulation.
“The companion bill in the House gained support from both sides of the aisle, and we hope the same will be true in the upper chamber. We urge Senator Reid and Senate leadership to take up the bill and stop this real war on women.”
Six studies in the past four years indicate that there are thousands of “missing girls” in the U.S. from sex-selective abortion. The U.K., India, Australia, and other countries ban sex-selective abortion, but the U.S., save for three states, does not.
The most recent video in Live Action’s “Gendercide” project, documenting Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation’s support for sex-selective abortion in America, features two Planned Parenthood clinics in Hawaii advising a woman how best to procure a sex-selective abortion of her baby girl because she wants a boy instead, even recommending Hawaii’s medicaid program to pay for the sex selective abortion. Planned Parenthood claims publicly to condemn sex-selective abortion but continues to provide the service.
Footage for 6 different clinics in 4 different states can be viewed at www.ProtectOurGirls.com, a hub of research and information on sex-selective abortions.
Live Action is a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending the human rights injustice of abortion. They use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless. More information at LiveAction.org.
For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.