On Wednesday, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill that outlaws sex-selection abortions. Arkansas House Bill 1434, sponsored by Republican Rep. Charlie Collins, makes it illegal for an abortionist to knowingly kill an unborn child based solely on their sex.
The New York Times reports:
The law, signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday, banning 'sex-selection abortion' requires doctors to ask a woman seeking an abortion if she knows the gender of the fetus she is carrying, and if she does, to tell her it is illegal to choose an abortion based on that information. The doctor is also required to obtain the medical records that pertain to her pregnancy history.
As noted by Life News, "The new law is largely based on AUL model legislation and includes legislative findings about the impact of late-term abortions on maternal health. Sex selection abortions are typically performed later in pregnancy when abortions are indisputably much more dangerous for women."
"The bottom line is it’s just the right thing to do to have this in the law,” said Rep. Collins of the bill.
So unborn babies can no longer be targeted and killed in the womb for simply being girls. This seems like legislation both the left and right can get behind, right?
Pro-aborts lost their mind over the legislation, calling it an unfair "burden" to the mother in question. Both Planned Parenthood and the ACLU lobbied against the bill back in February.
“Any legislation that bans abortion before the point of viability is unconstitutional, plain and simple,” said ACLU Arkansas Executive Director Rita Sklar. "There is very good potential for litigation because of this burden on women obtaining abortions that they want for whatever reason.”
Planned Parenthood Great Plains spokesperson Ashley Wright said the law would "interfere with open, honest communication between doctors and patients.”
“We can all agree that gender discrimination is a problem. This bill however does nothing to address that issue or actually solve that problem,” said Wright. “These laws would interfere with open, honest communication between doctors and patients.”
Additionally, on Thursday, Twitter exploded with angry feminists fear-mongering over the bill. Some claimed that a doctor viewing a patient's pregnancy history, and informing her that sex-selection abortion is illegal as a way to be sure she doesn't use abortion to dispose of all female children, for instance, is oppressive. Others were just mad that these unborn babies were being protected from discrimination at all, because "choice." Or something.
When you're upset that unborn babies can no longer be targeted and killed solely because of their sex, perhaps you're on the wrong side of the issue. Just a though