Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 4/3/2009 7:40:00 AM
Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona has introduced the "Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act." If passed, the bill would ban race- or gender-selection abortions.
Attorney Steven Aden of the Alliance Defense Fund tells OneNewsNow his organization helped write the bill that is being referred to as "PreNDA."
"Sex-selection and racially-motivated abortion is an immense problem in America and internationally," the attorney explains, "and Congressman Franks' bill would prohibit the performance of such abortions, the funding of them, or promoting them."
One of the reasons for an increase in such abortions in America is related to immigration, says Aden. "The problem of sex-selection abortion in the United states is so prevalent that it is documented that women come from other countries to America to have their babies aborted because [the unborn children] are girls [and] because the countries where they come from -- places like India and the U.K. -- have laws against this barbaric practice," Aden explains.
The National Academy of Sciences, United Nations, and a Harvard researcher confirm the problem in the U.S.