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Lila Rose statement on PRENDA hearing

ARLINGTON, VA (April 14, 2016) – Statement from Lila Rose, president and founder of the pro-life organization Live Action, on today’s U.S. House hearing on sex- and race-selection abortions in America and the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA):

“Americans think gendercide only occurs in China and other countries that prefer boys over girls, but Live Action investigations across the U.S. have caught Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities on camera encouraging women to abort their children if they weren’t the sex the mothers were hoping for.  Statistics show that thousands of baby girls have been aborted in the U.S. simply because of their sex.

“While Planned Parenthood and its allies in Washington veil themselves in the façade of women’s rights, they endorse the killing of baby girls in the womb, ignoring the blatant hypocrisy and inhumanity of this violent discrimination against women.

“Live Action investigations have caught Planned Parenthood staffers on record eagerly willing to take donations specifically to abort black children.  One Planned Parenthood official said it was ‘understandable’ and she was ‘excited’ when an undercover investigator said he wanted to donate to abort black children because ‘the less black kids out there, the better.’  Planned Parenthood today is carrying out the vision of its racist founder, Margaret Sanger, who openly advocated population control for minorities, immigrants, and those with handicaps.”

See Live Action’s 2012 undercover video footage of Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities in Texas, New York, Arizona, North Carolina, and Hawaii encouraging sex-selection abortions here.  The link also contains statistics, research studies, and more information on sex selection in America.

See Live Action’s 2007 undercover video footage of Planned Parenthood facilities in Idaho, Oklahoma, Ohio, and New Mexico accepting donations specifically to abort black children here.


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