Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Anna Franzonello of AUL penned an op-ed for The Washington Times on 5/8/2012 on sex-selection abortion.
An excerpt is below:
Blog, In The News.
When it comes to feminist goals, working to end sex-selection abortions should be common ground for all sides. It is a real war on women, costing the lives of girls simply because they are girls. While mainstream American values reject gender-based killings as patently offensive, in this war on women in the womb, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry are on the side of abortion-trumps-all.
Planned Parenthood believes that it is the subject of an undercover investigation on sex-selection abortions, an investigation similar to those previously conducted by the organization Live Action, which have exposed the abortion chain’s apparent willingness to circumvent parental involvement laws and aid sex traffickers, among other transgressions. For example, Live Action recorded employees in Planned Parenthood clinics in several states as they counseled a young man and woman who they believed were in the sex trade, giving them advice that included how to obtain abortions for the underage girls they claimed to be trafficking.
Through a series of articles attempting to get in front of what may be a damaging expose, Planned Parenthood confirms, rather than counters, its troubling involvement. Admissions by Planned Parenthood and its defenders also demonstrate that legislation prohibiting sex-selection abortions, such as Americans United for Life’s “Ban on Abortions for Sex Selection and Genetic Abnormalities,” is both necessary and effective.