Franks to Introduce Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act

 Members of Congress Join Steve Mosher, Day Gardner, Dr. Alveda King, and Rev. Clenard Childress, to Call for an End to Race- and Sex-Selection Abortion

Tuesday, Sept 23 – 2:30 p.m. EDT – Cannon Terrace

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-02), a Member of the House Judiciary Commitee and Ranking Member on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, will host a press conference on Tuesday to introduce the Prenatal Nondiscrimation Act (“PreNDA”). PreNDA would prohibit knowingly performing or financing race- or sex-selection abortion.

What: Press conference introducing the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act

Who:

-Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), Ranking Member on the Constitution Subcommittee

·Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

·Steve Mosher — President, Population Research Institute

·Dr. Alveda King — Pastoral Associate of Priests For Life and Director of African American Outreach for the Gospel of Life Ministries

·Day Gardner — President, National Black Pro-Life Union

·Reverend Clenard Childress — Northeast Region President of the Life Education And Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.)

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:30p.m. EDT

Where: Cannon Terrace

It is estimated that as many as 50% of African-American babies conceived in the U.S. each year are eliminated by government subsidized abortion providers. Following the unearthing of the nation-wide race-targeted abortion donations, civil rights activists and African-American pastors from across the country protested government acquiescence in race-targeted abortion and the government funding of clinics that they believe are purposefully placed in the inner city and targeted to minority women.

Based on the most recent census, sex-selection abortion is also taking place in the United States. A March 2008 report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that there is "strong son bias" and "clear evidence of sex selection, most likely at the prenatal stage." A 2006 Zogby International poll shows that 87% of the American public desires a law to ban sex selection abortion.

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Congressman Franks is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, and is a member of the Committee on Armed Services, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Readiness Subcommittee, Committee on the Judiciary, and is Ranking Member on the Constitution Subcommittee.