S. 48 The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act
Please call your Senator today and ask
him/her to co-sponsor this bill.
S. 48, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), would prohibit sex
selection abortions; penalize the use of force or the threat of force to
coerce a woman to have an abortion based on the sex of the child she is
carrying; solicit or accept funds for a sex selection abortion; and bar the
transportation of a woman into the United States or across state lines for
the purpose of obtaining a sex selection abortion.
This measure was also introduced in the previous Senate session (2013-2014)
by Senator David Vitter (LA) as S. 138.
In 2012, a House version of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act was
brought to the House floor under “suspension of the rules,” a parliamentary
tactic that requires a bill to receive a two-thirds vote to pass. The House
bill, introduced by Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-8), received a majority
vote (246-168), but not enough to meet the two-thirds requirement.
On April 14, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee
held a hearing to consider the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016.
See information for the House version of this bill
The complete text of S. 48 may be found at
S. 48 was introduced by Senator David Vitter (LA). A list of the bill’s
co-sponsors may be found at
1-7-15 S. 48 introduced in the Senate.
1-7-15 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.