Fight Gendercide, Support HB 1316 Banning Sex-Selection Abortions

Dear Friends,

My HB 1316, which will ban sex-selection abortions in Virginia, will be heard by the Courts of Justice Constitutional Law Subcommittee immediately after session tomorrow, January 18, 2013, in House Room C of the General Assembly Building. Please contact the members of the subcommittee (see below) and ask them to support this bill.

Sex selection abortions are becoming more common in the U.S. Studies show rising son-bias among certain groups. Among those groups, boy/girl birth ratios are normal for first born children but if a son is not the 1st born the ratio of boys to girls is higher for 2nd births and higher still for 3rd births if neither the 1st or 2nd child is a boy. For more information on the studies, visit Protect Our Girls here.

Courts of Justice Criminal Laws Subcommittee Chairman Dave Albo/ deldalbo@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1042 Delegate Terry Kilgore/ deltkilgore@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1001 Delegate Manoli Loupassi/ delmloupassi@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1068 Delegate Ron Villenueva/ delrvillenueva@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1021 Delegate Greg Habeeb/ delghabeeb@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1008 Delegate Rick Morris/ delrmorris@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1064 Delegate Vivian Watts/ delvwatts@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1039 Delegate Jennifer McClellan/ deljmcclellan@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1071 Delegate David Toscano/ deldtoscano@house.virginia.gov / 804-698-1057 Thank you for taking the time to fight this injustice.

Sincerely,

Delegate Bob Marshall