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http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2016/01/29/23494996/seemingly-reasonable-bill-banning-sex-selection-abortions-to-get-hearing-in-washington-state-senate-spoiler-alert-the-bill-isnt-reasonabl
Three Republican state senators have introduced a bill to outlaw abortions based on the fetus's sex. Unlike Republicans' other abortion-related nonsense this year, this bill is set to get a hearing and possible committee vote.

Under this bill, doctors who were found to have performed an abortion knowing "the pregnant woman [was] seeking the abortion solely on account of the sex of the unborn child" could face felony charges, civil penalties, and loss of their medical license.

Bans on so-called "sex-selective abortions"—which are in place in seven other states—may not sound that unreasonable until you think about them for about ten seconds. Aside from questions about whether this is even a real phenomenon in the United States that needs to be addressed (it's not), how is a ban like this one possibly enforceable?...

...introducing bills like this is a strategy to discourage doctors from providing abortions and target women of color. The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute explains:...


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