Members of CongressJoin Day Gardner,and Rev. Clenard Childress, and other Community Leaders to Call for an End to Race- and Sex-Selection Abortion
1:00 p.m. EST – Cannon Terrace
Washington, D.C. —Congressman Trent Franks(AZ-02), a Member of theHouse Judiciary Committee, will host apress conferenceon Tuesday to introduce thePrenatal Nondiscrimation Act (“PreNDA”). PreNDA would prohibit knowingly performing or soliciting funding for race- or sex-selection abortion.
It is estimated that as many as 50% of African-American babies conceived in the U.S. each year are eliminated by government subsidized abortion providers. Following the unearthing of the nation-wide race-targeted abortion donations,civil rights activistsand African-American pastors from across the country protested government acquiescence in race-targeted abortion and the government funding of clinics that they believe are purposefully placed in theinner cityand targeted to minority women.
Based on the most recent census, sex-selection abortion is also taking place in the United States. A March 2008 report published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesfound that there is "strong son bias" and "clear evidence of sex selection, most likely at theprenatal stage."A 2006 Zogby International poll shows that87% of the American public desires a law to ban sex selection abortion.