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South Dakota House votes overwhelmingly to ban sex-selection abortions

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By an overwhelming 60-10 margin, the South Dakota House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill to prohibit abortions sought because of a baby’s gender.

HB 1162 now moves to the state Senate for further action.

The action comes less than a week after the House Judiciary Committee voted 9-3 in favor of the measure to ban sex-selection abortions.

South Dakota Right to Life explained on its Facebook account that the bill “will provide protections to the unborn and women being coerced into getting such abortions. Getting an abortion solely or partly due to the sex of the unborn child should not be legal in South Dakota.”

The abortionist “would have to ask a woman seeking an abortion whether she was doing so because of the gender of the fetus,” the Associated Press reported.

Rep. Jenna Haggar, HB 1162′s main sponsor, said it is needed because there are now tests to determine a baby’s gender earlier in a pregnancy.

Currently seven states have sex-selection abortion bans. They are (in order of when they were enacted) Illinois, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Arizona, North Dakota, Kansas, and North Carolina.

Sex-selection abortion is a form of prenatal discrimination that wages a war on unborn baby girls, typically. In April 2013, a poll conducted by the Polling Company found that 85% of respondents supported banning sex-selection abortions.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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