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Louisiana Senator David Vitter Proposes Senate “Sex Selection Abortion” Ban

Robin Marty

The Republican senator is taking the lead on a doomed piece of senate legislation.

Although the House version of a bill meant to ban abortions based on gender or race of the fetus never passed, the Senate is proposing their own bill anyway. Louisiana Senator David Vitter has proposed a new version of the so-called sex selection abortion ban, calling the hypothetical existence of abortions based on a fetus’ gender “flat-out morally wrong.

The bill is being co-sponsored by 25 senators — all Republicans.  Two of the co-sponsors are Republican women, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte and Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

No anti-choice Democrats are sponsoring the bill, nor are the rest of the female Republican senators, such as Maine’s Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins.

The bill is not expected to pass the senate.

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