Thursday, May 31, 2012

How did your U.S. Representative vote on a bill to ban sex-selection abortion?

On May 31, the U.S. House of Representatives conducted a roll call vote on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 3541), a bill to make it unlawful to perform or coerce a sex-selection abortion. The vote was 246-168 in favor of the bill – a strong majority, although short of the two-thirds vote required under Suspension of the Rules. The use of abortion as a means of sex selection is a major social problem in a number of Asian countries, including China and India, but it does not end there. Multiple academic papers have put forward evidence that the practice of sex-selection by abortion is increasing in the United States.

Prolife vote for Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act

Pro-abortion vote against Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act

Rep. Benishek Rep. Amash
Rep. Camp Rep. Clarke
Rep. Huizenga Rep. Conyers
Rep. McCotter Rep. Dingell
Rep. Miller Rep. Kildee
Rep. Rogers Rep. Levin
Rep. Upton Rep. Peters
Rep. Walberg