Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Legislation would ban sex-selection abortion in U.S.

On May 31, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on, under Suspension of the Rules, a bill to prohibit the use of abortion as a method of sex selection in the United States – the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (H.R. 3541). 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.