Yesterday, the U.S. House Representatives voted on The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA). In short, this bill would have prohibited abortions based upon gender—a noble and necessary goal. You’d think that such a proposal would have sailed through the House, but it needed a two-thirds vote since it was proposed under suspension of the rules. This allowed for liberals to band together and defeat the bill, despite the conservative majority.
The good news? All of Arkansas’ congressmen voted for PRENDA, and Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) seems confident that the bill will be brought up again under regular order and pass.