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01 June 2012

John Barrow Crosses Party Lines to Vote for Prenatal Non-discrimination Act

Thursday, the United States House of Representatives voted on a bill, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), to "prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race."

The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, according to a New York Times report, would "impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions on women who are trying to select the gender of their offspring."

PRENDA was opposed by both Planned Parenthood and all Democrat members of Congress from Georgia, save one.

John Barrow, who faces a tough re-election campaign this November, was one of twenty Democrats who voted for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.

Barrow's support of PRENDA now puts him squarely at odds with Barack Obama, who opposes the bill as well.