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There's a showdown under way in the House of Representatives right now -- are controversial bill.
That would ban gender based abortions choosing a boy choosing a girl.
During early stages of pregnancy.
-- moments ago Republicans wrapped up a news conference saying that the bill is necessary they believed to preserve the civil rights of unborn children.
But Democrats say that they believe the bill violates women's right.
Today -- what we are going to vote on is whether or not.
In the land of the free and the home of the brave that we are going to allow little girls to be killed before they're born simply because -- little girls.
This war on women continued.
And didn't quite frankly is a shocking that battle in this war it really is shocking and -- Don't get me wrong.
Of course we dollar opposed to affect collection based on gender that's not what this is not about women's health care.
And gender discrimination.
Yeah very emotional battle -- in this in the area that gene Monahan gene -- joins me now family research council.
And after Kathleen London as a family practice physician I think a lot of folks would listen to the introduction to this -- And say you know it is this is this a growing problem in the United States of America where people are actually opting.
To choose abortion that they are not happy with the fact that their -- health.
Right -- and we know of course that the problem is the worst thing is that that that nobody -- -- dispute that but it is a growing problem in the United States we're looking -- report coming out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on live birth.
And the disparities between boys and girls of certain population can't be argued that not naturally happening unfortunately.
Actor -- do you agree with those studying -- they're different interpretation of the study actually the statistics do not indicate that the US had a problem with that elective abortion.
If fact that -- ratio to the number baby boys that are born per thousand baby girl I've actually been -- -- -- over the last thirty years.
The 1983 there were 1052.
Boys for every thousand girl.
In the US and in 20092048.
Were born for every thousand girl and that does not that -- that -- -- argue we're not we're talking here about the Pacific ethnic populations within the United States nobody can argue that the disparity between boys and girls being born the live -- reported from that DVD of certain ethnic population that there is something not wrong there.
Seven and then.
In that seven next step on that -- that when when you really say that we're gonna do these band -- on civil rights protection but did not actually had.
Any impact on the entrenched gender bias that actually underlying this practice and that's what needs to be -- -- here.
You know we need to be it you know in other countries that you look it did not these bands were not only ineffective.
But they actually further exacerbate the gender discrimination that underlines the -- -- right I don't let me ask you this -- innocent citizen dispute over whether or not it is an an increasing problem in the country.
But that is it not have been that we can all agree on that it's wrong we fed that a doctor if somebody says you know I want another fact that I can decide whether -- -- wanna carry this child.
Do you believe tactically a doctor should should never carry out an abortion based on that kind of decision I did not about the can do agree that the majority of Americans don't how ever yet a look at that and 98%.
Of abortions occur long before we can know what the fact that the child -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Blood tests are selling especially over the U.
But also here in the United States they are a little bit more expensive but we can detect that permit them than a much younger -- At this stage I mean it's true that old Tristan and it'll be more like sixteen to twenty week the development.
But either you're amniocentesis.
Or blood test you can detect what -- -- -- -- literally can -- -- the argument here of course and the -- Side is that this is being used as a way to to curb.
Abortions in this country and added that if it's not -- you know an issue that that -- and it is seriously escalating indicted in America it is that -- -- Ed is it being used as a way to sort of -- you know get in and closed the door.
-- pro life people in this country.
-- -- -- you know I mean that's a common sense bill you're seeing that the majority of Americans 77%.
In -- recent opinion poll agreed that this is something that should be done.
No happily not and a little girl had not given the right to be boring.
Is going to not have any other -- for the rest of her life I mean this -- that this is truly a war against little women have for gonna talk about the war on women but not right now that's an argument Kathleen that if anybody is opting to not have a girl.
That is the ultimate war on -- I think everybody can agree with that -- -- again statistics -- -- bear that out that put the position -- a position rather than just -- after that and I think and that you can't -- I -- I regenerate and you're let me and I -- -- Please let me start -- and -- and -- we accept limit back on an act on it you're putting a position in a position of being an investigator a judge and jury and that is just not a position.
It's not how we we do expect to a position to -- -- -- and we would certainly hope that they would be in this case an and that they would not advise abortions based on.
And leave choice of whether or not they want to have a boy or girl.
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