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    House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), H.R. 3541, was defeated in a 246-168 vote.
    WTF, you ask? If the vote was 246 in favor and only 168 against, why is this a defeat for the bill? Because, in order to play politics and blame Democrats for the bill not passing, the GOP leadership set a 2/3 vote threshold for passage, instead of a simple majority. The Republicans could easily have passed this bill in the House by requiring a simple majority, as should be the case, but chose not to, for nothing more than political purposes.

    Douchebaggery, as usual, in the House of Representatives, and this is your tax dollars at work.

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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    Right. Good thing the Dems are always above playing such political games.

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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    That was a bad political move. Had the Republicans passed the bill with a majority, then the Senate would have had to take it up. It is doubtful it would have passed the Senate, but had it...the President already indicated he probably wouldn't sign it. That would have been a huge talking point come November. Even if he had signed it, at least then some babies would have been saved!
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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    Why should there be a law penalizing people for the reason they choose to have an abortion anyway? If it's legal, it's legal, the motivation behind having one should not matter.
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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Why should there be a law penalizing people for the reason they choose to have an abortion anyway? If it's legal, it's legal, the motivation behind having one should not matter.
    The point was to make sex selection abortion illegal.
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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Right. Good thing the Dems are always above playing such political games.
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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    The point was to make sex selection abortion illegal.
    Yes, I know that. But again I say, why? Abortion is legal, the motivation for getting one should not matter. At all.
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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Yes, I know that. But again I say, why? Abortion is legal, the motivation for getting one should not matter. At all.
    I have to agree with this. I cannot see how a ban of this nature could even be enforced.

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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Right. Good thing the Dems are always above playing such political games.
    Is the Democrats doing something a good reason for Republicans to do it?
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    Re: House rejects bill penalizing doctors for sex-selective abortions

    This legislation is a gift from both Parties
    . That would have been a huge talking point come November.
    Yes, indeed. This is what we should be talking about in November. Otherwise, we might realize that we citizens are watching our country circling the drain and that our purported "leaders" do nothing but find unimportant emotional issues to discuss. What fools we are to allow ourselves to be so easily manipulated.

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