NAPAWF New York City Applauds Council Member Margaret Chin’s Introduction of City Council Resolution to Oppose Insidious and Discriminatory Sex-Selective Abortion Bans

NEW YORK, NY-- Today, the New York City Council introduced a resolution opposing restrictive, discriminatory, so called “sex-selective abortion” bans. Sex-selective abortion bans, deceptively referred to as the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), target Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women by promoting false, dangerous, and racist stereotypes to push abortion care further out of reach for pregnant women, transgender men and gender nonbinary people. Twelve states have passed such bans, opening the door for health care providers to racially profile their patients in an attempt to deter them from exercising their right to abortion care.

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