Stop HR147: PRENDA the Pretenda’
Contact your Representatives to stop HR 147, Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017!
Click here to download and read NAPAWF’s report, Replacing Myths with Facts: Sex Selective Abortion Laws in the United States, where we debunk myths used against Asian American women and replaces them with facts about the growing affront on women’s health and the AAPI community.
H.R. 147 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017, also known as “PRENDA,” would prohibit abortions sought based on the race or sex of the fetus or the race of the parent. The bill requires reporting of any suspected sex- and/or race-based motivations for seeking an abortion.
- H.R. 147 targets Asian American women based on false stereotyping regarding sex-preference and makes any Asian American person seeking an abortion a suspect. It aims to undermine Asian American women’s access to safe, unbiased reproductive care.
- H.R. 147 would also prohibit suspected “race-based” abortions, rendering any woman of color seeking an abortion a suspect and subject to denied care and even criminalization.
- The bill further perpetuates false myths about Asian American women and communities of color and further shames and stigmatizes our communities from seeking abortion and reproductive health services.
- Tell your Representative not to sign-on to H.R. 147!
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This is what you can tell your representative:
Good morning. My name is [NAME] and I am a constituent from [city/town/zip code]. I wanted to call because I am deeply concerned about the reintroduction of the H.R. 147, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act by Arizona Representative Trent Franks. Despite research against PRENDA and opposition from the AAPI community, PRENDA continues to be reintroduced to the House. This is clearly not about what is good for women, but is about targeting Asian American communities and restricting overall access to abortion. Elected officials should not be using Asian American women as pawns and furthering offensive and harmful stereotypes that reduce their access to private, unbiased reproductive care. As your constituent, I ask that you not sign on as a co-sponsor to such a bill, and that you speak to your fellow colleagues and dispel the myths that fuel misinformation about Asian American women. Thank you for your time.