|The U.S. Capitol Building. Jim Young / CNS.|
A bill that would outlaw sex-selected abortions in the U.S. has failed to pass Congress.
A bill that would have prohibited abortions motivated by the gender of the unborn child failed to gain a needed two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives May 31.
The vote to suspend the rules and pass the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., and known as PRENDA, was 246 in favor and 168 against.
In a statement after the vote, Franks expressed confidence that “this is not the end, but merely the opening salvo in ensuring the words, ‘It’s a girl,’ are no longer a death sentence for so many unborn girls.”
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