The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act would apply to abortion "the same standards of nondiscrimination."
-- From "Ga. bill would outlaw abortion for race, sex" by Cheryl Wetzstein, Washington Times 3/10/10
A Georgia bill that would outlaw abortions based on race, color or sex is fueling arguments over whether abortion providers are targeting black women.
If enacted, the bill would make it illegal to knowingly solicit, perform or accept funding for race- or sex-selected abortions. The bill has a hearing set for Wednesday before the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee.
The Radiance Foundation has been raising the issue of black abortion with billboards that say, "Black Children Are An Endangered Species" and "toomanyaborted.com."
Pro-choice leaders are outraged by both the billboards and the bill.
In a phone briefing Tuesday held by RHRealityCheck.org, a Web site committed to advancing sexual and reproductive rights, Ms. Ross called the bill an intrusion upon the doctor-patient relationship because it would require doctors to ask women why they wanted an abortion and then record their answers.
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