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11-H3541 on Dec 1, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: PRENDA: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act
Source: H.R.3541
Congressional Summary: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2011: Imposes criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly or knowingly attempts to:
  1. perform an abortion that is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent;
  2. use the threat of force to intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-selection or race-selection abortion;
  3. solicit or accept funds for the performance of such an abortion; or
  4. transport a woman across a state line for the purpose of obtaining such an abortion.
Deems a violation of this Act to be prohibited discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Violators lose federal funding.)

Sponsor's Letter (Rep. Trent Franks):PRENDA restricts sex-selection abortion and race-selection abortion, and the coercion of a woman to obtain either. The woman seeking an abortion is exempted from prosecution, while abortion providers are held to account.

Opponents' Opinion (Erin Gloria Ryan on jezebel.com):Rep. Franks, a white man, has claimed that his desire to disallow "race-selective abortions" is based on his concern that the black community is having so many abortions. He doesn't say how, exactly, doctors are supposed to determine that a black woman seeking an abortion is doing so because her fetus would be black or whether she's just doing it because she doesn't want to be pregnant. Let's be honest here: this isn't really about saving girls and minorities; it's about eventually making abortion illegal. A sex-selection ban would present the Supreme Court with a dilemma: it dares the pro-abortion justices to embrace an abortion right to kill girls for being girls.
Updated to include 2017 version, H.R.147

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Sponsored banning abortions for sex selection or race selection (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Ban abortions for sex selection or race selection (Score: -2)

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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-H3541

Dan Boren s2oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Ralph Moody Hall s2oTexas Democrat until 2004; now GOP 
Dan Lipinski s2oIllinois Democrat 
Collin Peterson s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 

Republicans participating in 11-H3541

Robert Aderholt s2oAlabama RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Todd Akin s2oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Rodney Alexander s2oLouisiana Republican (resigned 2014) 
Brian Babin s2oTexas Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Michele Bachmann s2oMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014) 
Jim Banks s2oIndiana RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Roscoe Bartlett s2oMaryland Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Rob Bishop s2oUtah Republican 
Diane Black s2oTennessee Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee Republican 
Kevin Brady s2oTexas Republican 
Jim Bridenstine s2oOklahoma RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Paul Broun s2oGA Republican Challenger 
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Bradley Byrne s2oAlabama Republican NomineeJan 10, 2017
Quico Canseco s2oTexas Republican 
John Carter s2oTexas Republican 
Steve Chabot s2oOhio Republican 
Tom Cole s2oOklahoma Republican 
Doug Collins s2oGeorgia RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Mike Conaway s2oTexas Republican 
Kevin Cramer s2oNorth Dakota RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Chip Cravaack s2oMinnesota Republican 
Rick Crawford s2oArkansas Republican 
Sean Duffy s2oWisconsin Republican 
Jeff Duncan s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee Republican 
Renee Ellmers s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Tom Emmer s2oMinnesota Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Blake Farenthold s2oTexas Republican 
John Fleming s2oLA Republican Senate candidate 
Bill Flores s2oTexas RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican 
Trent Franks s1pArizona Republican 
Scott Garrett s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Bob Gibbs s2oOhio RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Louie Gohmert s2oTexas Republican 
Paul Gosar s2oArizona RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Trey Gowdy s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
Tom Graves s2oGeorgia Republican 
Glenn Grothman s2oWisconsin Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Andy Harris s2oMaryland Republican 
Wally Herger s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jody Hice s2oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Tim Huelskamp s2oKansas Republican 
Bill Huizenga s2oMichigan Republican 
Randy Hultgren s2oIllinois Republican 
Bill Johnson s2oOhio Republican 
Sam Johnson s2oTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s2oOhio Republican 
Mike Kelly s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Trent Kelly s2oMississippi Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s2oGA Republican Challenger 
Adam Kinzinger s2oIllinois Republican 
Doug Lamborn s2oColorado RepublicanJan 13, 2017
James Lankford s2oOK Republican Senate challenger 
Bob Latta s2oOhio Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s2oMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s2oWyoming Republican 
Donald Manzullo s2oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Kenny Marchant s2oTexas Republican 
Michael McCaul s2oTexas Republican 
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Luke Messer s2oIndiana RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
John Moolenaar s2oMichigan Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Alex Mooney s2oWest Virginia Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Markwayne Mullin s2oOklahoma RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Randy Neugebauer s2oTexas Republican 
Alan Nunnelee s2oMississippi Republican (deceased 2015) 
Pete Olson s2oTexas RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Steven Palazzo s2oMississippi RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Gary Palmer s2oAlabama Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Mike Pence s2oIN Republican nominee for Vice President 
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
Bill Posey s2oFlorida Republican 
Martha Roby s2oAlabama Republican 
Phil Roe s2oTennessee Republican 
Todd Rokita s2oIndiana Republican 
Peter Roskam s2oIllinois RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Dennis Ross s2oFlorida Republican 
Keith Rothfus s2oPennsylvania RepublicanJan 10, 2017
David Rouzer s2oNorth Carolina Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Steve Scalise s2oLA Republican challenger 
Jean Schmidt s2oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Austin Scott s2oGeorgia Republican 
Christopher Smith s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Jason Smith s2oMissouri RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Lamar Smith s2oTexas Republican 
Chris Stewart s2oUtah RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Marlin Stutzman s2oIN Republican Senate candidate 
Ann Wagner s2oMissouri RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Tim Walberg s2oMichigan Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia Republican 
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
Kevin Yoder s2oKansas Republican 

Independents participating in 11-H3541

Charles Boustany s2oLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate Challenger 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 4
Republicans: 101
Independents: 1

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