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H.R. 4442: Equal Right to Life Act

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Should expectant parents be able to determine whether their child is more or less likely to be gay, and possibly abort if they dislike the result?


An August study on same-sex orientation and behavior, published in the journal Science, was the largest of its kind ever conducted. The study estimated that genetics contribute about 32% to whether a person is gay. The remaining estimated 68% were based on a combination of cultural, environmental, and social factors.

Due to recent advances in genetic testing in the womb over the past ...

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Sean Duffy

Sponsor. Representative for Wisconsin's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Sep 20, 2019

Introduced on Sep 20, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 20, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 20, 2019

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H.R. 4442 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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