War on Women? Lawmakers Target Fetal Gendercide

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WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House is making good on its pledge to America of promoting and adopting pro-life policies.

The latest endeavor is the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), a bill that would make it a crime for doctors to perform abortions simply on the basis of gender, also known as "gendercide."

China is often criticized for its gender-based abortions, but a new video from the pro-life group Live Action revealed abortion providers may often be condoning the practice in the U.S. as well.

The timing of the vote coincides with Live Action's investigation that exposed gendercide at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.

Now, lawmakers are joining in on the growing outrage.

"Some couples will do anything to choose the sex of their child," said Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Penn. "In the majority of these cases, boys are favored and girls are aborted."

"We shouldn't wait any longer to ban this barbaric and socially unhealthy practice," he continued. "It's time to pass the bill."

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks sponsored the bill and is known for standing against abortion throughout his political career.

He recently held a hearing on applying what's called the "fetal pain" abortion ban in the District of Columbia. The idea is based on the belief that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks, and thus abortion should be banned from that stage on.

But, the ban is far from receiving necessary votes on the House floor. PRENDA, on the other hand, has about 100 co-sponsors and is expected to sail through.

Many other pro-life measures have also breezed through Congress, which is why so many have called this the most pro-life House in history.

One hundred million unborn girls have reportedly been killed by ongoing worldwide gendercide.

Marjorie Dannenfelser of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List shared more about gendercide and ongoing pro-life efforts. Watch her comments below.

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