Our Tax Dollars at Work

BREAKING: The House of Representatives failed to pass a bill that would ban sex-selection abortions. With a 246-168 vote, the bill did not obtain the two-thirds majority necessary to pass. Republicans voted for the bill on a 226-7 margin while Democrats opposed banning sex-selection abortions on 161-20 vote margin.

The bill would have made it a federal offense to knowingly do any one of the following four things: (1) perform an abortion, at any time in pregnancy, knowing that such abortion is sought based on the sex or gender of the child; (2) use force or threat of force . . . for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection abortion; (3) solicit or accept funds to perform a sex-selection abortion; or (4) transport a woman into the U.S. or across state lines for this purpose. However, a woman upon whom a sex-selection abortion is performed may not be prosecuted or held civilly liable for any violation.

Just thought you ‘d like to be up to date on what our options have become. Not life, of course, not if we’re female, that is.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

7 thoughts on “Our Tax Dollars at Work

    1. Thanks, Stephen, for this comment and for your encouragement!
      Sad, yes. It is sad. And it is not new. Missionaries such as Amy Carmichael worked long ago against such abuse, but the grim reaper never gives up.

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