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Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Ms. DeGETTE. Mr. Speaker, I don't support abortion for gender selection. I don't know anyone who does. Maybe that's because there is no problem in this country of abortion for gender selection.

What H.R. 3541 does--what it really does--is make doctors fear criminal prosecution for their privileged patient relationships. What this bill really does is attempt to scare doctors out of providing a legal medical procedure. And therefore, what this bill really does is jeopardize women's access to full medical care.

I've been racking my brain about how you would enforce this law. Would the ``small government'' Republican majority require notarized affidavits from women and their doctors? Would we have independent investigators?
We all know what this is about--so I have an idea--let's get back to the agenda Americans really want us to talk about: jobs and the economy.

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