WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAFB) - On Thursday, Jan. 17, Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced legislation that would make it illegal to have an abortion based on the gender of the fetus.
The legislation is called the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA).
The act would make it a crime for anyone to knowingly perform an abortion being sought based on the sex of the fetus. The act would also impose criminal penalties on anyone who threatens or threatens to use force to coerce a sex-based abortion, anyone who solicits or accepts money for the performance of a sex-based abortion, and anyone who transports a woman into the country or across state lines in order to have an abortion based on gender.
“Every one of these little lives is precious and formed in the hand of God. Choosing to end a child’s life is reprehensible. Choosing to end a child’s life based on his or her gender is absolutely heinous. Only eight states currently have this law in place, and it only seems right to make abortions on the basis of sex illegal in all 50 states. This legislation protects these babies and prohibits the terrible act of ending a child’s life based on gender,” said Kennedy.