Today on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, will be the sole witness to oppose the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) in a Congressional Hearing.
This legislation deviously attempts to use communities of color as foils to place a race- and sex-selection abortion ban by using misleading language from the civil rights movement. In reality, the bill exacerbates disparities in women of color’s access to family planning and reproductive health care by placing additional scrutiny on their reproductive decision-making and by claiming that Black, API, and Latina women seek to terminate a pregnancy because of the race or sex of the fetus. The same folks who support offensive billboards attacking Black and Latina women’s reproductive rights, support this legislation.
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