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  • FILE -- In this file photo from May 8, 2012, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., right, walks with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, following a weekly House GOP strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Franks has authored a bill, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, that would prohibit all D.C. abortions beyond 20 weeks except to save the life of the mother, based on the much-debated idea that fetuses beyond that point are capable of feeling pain. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

    Bill would outlaw abortion for sex selection

    Congress is set to wade into one of the most sensitive topics in the abortion debate, with a House vote Wednesday on a bill that would ban abortions that are performed solely because of an unborn child's sex.

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  • Sex-selection abortion bans haven't worked elsewhere, she said, but South Korea saw its sex-ratio return to near-normal levels after the country changed property laws, expanded economic growth and launched a "Love Your Daughter" campaign.

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  • "We will not be used as a weapon in the war on women," said Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.

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