This is what we get for voting in pro-choice senators.
Dear Ms. Stewart,
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2012 (S. 3290) on June 13, 2012. The bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it is currently awaiting further review. If enacted, this proposed legislation would prohibit abortions performed because of the race or genderof the fetus. The bill would also allow for civil actions against medical providers who perform abortionsbecause of the race or gender of the fetus.
Like most Americans, I believe that we must work to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies through educationand family planning. But I also believe that our Constitution protects a woman's right to privacy, andthat this constitutional right encompasses the decision of whether to terminate a pregnancy.
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held that women have a constitutional right to an abortion. That decision- Roe v. Wade - was carefully crafted to be both balanced and responsible while holding the rightsof women in America paramount in reproductive decisions. Roe v. Wade held that women have aconstitutional right to an abortion, but after viability, statescan ban abortions as long as they allow exceptions for cases in which a woman's life or health is endangered.Since then, the Court has consistently ruled in favor of this right.
Ivbelieve that it is necessary to support family planning measures to prevent unintended pregnancies andthe health, economic and emotional struggles that can accompany them. Studies show that the use of family planning reduces the probability of a woman having an abortion by 85 percent. Unfortunately, the United States still has three million unintended pregnancies each year, half of which end in abortion.
Please be assured I will keep your views in mind as Congress considers this and similar legislation in the future.
Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contactme in the future if I can be of further assistance.
United States Senator
Planned Parenthood helps reduce abortions? Uh huh...
Even Cecile Richards doesn't believe that.
But every pro-choice politician is against abortion, all for family planning (aka Planned Parenthood), and thankful for my interest in my country.