A similar bill was proposed in the House on the same day by State Rep. Scott Plakon ( R-Longwood): House Bill 1327. Referencing two of the most obvious champions of gender and racial equality in the bill's title, these lawmakers want the public to view this measure in terms of ensuring equality for all. However, some believe this law is merely a covert attempt to chip away at women's rights.
This legislation follows on the heels of a similar bill passed in Arizona, and another bill filed last month in the U.S. House by Trent Franks ( R-Ariz.).
To my knowledge there have been no reports suggesting that race or sex-based abortions are a problem in this country. This bill could even criminalize the termination of fetuses that are afflicted with painful or devastating sex-linked diseases like Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). As it stands, this law appears to be just one more obstacle doctors and women will have to negotiate in order to secure an abortion.
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