The “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”: A Dangerous and Cynical Attack on Women’s Health and the Right to Safe Abortion

Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) has proposed the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, H.R. 3541, attacking American women’s right to safe abortion under the guise of prohibiting “discrimination against the unborn.” Representative Franks – who has consistently voted against numerous bills designed to eliminate actual sex and race discrimination, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – has introduced a bill that cynically attacks women’s constitutional rights in the name of protecting “the unborn.”

This fact sheet explains why the Act is extreme and dangerous.