An undercover video from LiveAction.comwas posted online three days ago showingPlanned Parenthood of Arizona in blatant complicity with performing abortions based on the sex of the pre-born child. This is the third video in the series, “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” Gender selection abortions are illegal in four states, Arizona, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Although the Planned Parenthood staff in the videos acknowledged that the procedure is illegal, at both the Phoenix and Tucson clinics the potential patient was encouraged to not disclose her motive to the attending doctor so the termination could be completed without any further ado.
A year ago, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the state’s new law prohibiting abortions based on race or gender. Violation includes knowingly performing or providing financing for an abortion based on the race or sex of the child or a parent’s race. This is a Class 3 Felony, which carries a maximum punishment of 3 1/2 years in prison for convictions.
Although gender selection procedures, including abortions, have been used in Asia for decades, the United States population statistics give evidence that gender-based pregnancy termination, especially for girls, is becoming more widespread. There is also a growing market for sex selection during in vitro procedures. Embryos with male DNA are favored with a higher percentage of female embryos being discarded.