This is familiar, isn't it?
Senate Republicans apparently have nothing better to do with their time so, naturally, they will hold a hearing today on an anti-abortion bill which they see as a solution for a non-existent problem.
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) aims to penalize doctors who attempt to perform an abortion that is motivated by gender discrimination of a fetus. However, PRENDA is less an actual piece of effective legislation and more a way to perpetuate an entirely false trend — the notion that women are having abortions based on the the sex of their fetus. The bill is rooted in the assumption that Asian American women discriminate against daughters, which causes a disproportionate number of abortions of female fetuses.
This idea is backed by no legitimate studies or data in the United States.
I think we've cracked the code. The way to convince Republicans to pass a nondiscrimination act is by including fetuses.
Unfortunately, the GOP's concern for the welfare of female fetuses does not extend to young girls who've exited the womb or grown women. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's fiscal 2017 budget would cut literally trillions of dollars from programs that help women and children over the next decade.
Republicans believe every woman should be forced to give birth against their will and then be left to fend for themselves.