The following excerpts are from an article by Fred Lucas at CNSNews.com:
- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that President Barack Obama opposed legislation that would ban abortions done to terminate an unborn child of undesired gender because it would put doctors in the position of having to determine a woman's "motivations" for an abortion or else face criminal prosecution.
- "The administration opposes gender discrimination in all forms," Carney said at a White House press briefing. "But the end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision. I think we, again, oppose gender discrimination in all cases. I think our record on that is very clear. The president’s record on that is very clear.”
- However, Section 5 of the Parental Nondiscrimination Act says, “Nothing in this Act shall be construed to require that a healthcare provider has an affirmative duty to inquire as to the motivation for the abortion, absent the healthcare provider having knowledge or information that the abortion is being sought based on the sex or gender of the child.”
- The bill was defeated in the House Thursday in a 246 to 168 vote, because it failed to get a two-thirds majority.
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Despite WH Claim, Ban on Sex-Selection Abortion Didn’t Require Abortionist to Determine Motivation for Abortion | CNSNews.com