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house Bill H.R. 7008

Should the State Dept. Research Gendercide & its Relationship to Human Trafficking?

Argument in favor

Sex-selective practices (like gender-based abortion or infanticide) have led to significant gender imbalances in numerous countries, most notably China and India, creating problems in those countries and the surrounding region. Understanding how skewed sex ratios affect human trafficking would help the U.S. and the international community respond to this issue.

Ann's Opinion
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10/26/2018
Yes. It is happening. That’s why there is a caravan of immigrants heading to the US IN SPITE OF TRUMP THREATS AND RHETERIC
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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10/27/2018
By all means YES, Sex-selective practices (like gender-based abortion or infanticide) have led to significant gender imbalances in numerous countries, most notably China and India, creating problems in those countries and the surrounding region. Understanding how skewed sex ratios affect human trafficking would help the U.S. and the international community respond to this issue. 11*27*18 .... SneakyPete.....
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Deirdre 's Opinion
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10/26/2018
This is happening all over the world including here in the USA. Of course something needs to be done
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Argument opposed

There’s already extensive research into the correlation between sex-selective practices and human trafficking — it’s not necessary to research the issue further. Instead, the U.S. should be leading efforts to combat the human trafficking that’s already happening because of skewed sex ratios in countries with this problem and their surrounding areas.

burrkitty's Opinion
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10/26/2018
This bill is a “need more information” denial delay on a already extensively researched problem. We have plenty of information, now is the time to act. Stop obstructing the action to save lives.
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Aaron's Opinion
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10/26/2018
The name of the bill and its summary clearly state the reason why these women are being trafficked so I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the research is done. Put the funds and manpower that would have gone into this research into combatting the actual trafficking
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GabeBorden's Opinion
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10/26/2018
With this study being introduced by a Republican, it most likely is focused on trying to prove the claim of sex selective abortions in order to use this data to ban sex selective abortions, as they are considering doing in the UK. Sex selective abortions are bad. However, giving doctors the responsibility to determine if an abortion is occurring due to sex selection seems futile - why would anyone ever admit to that? Especially if they knew it would result in not having the abortion. Internationally, the most optimistic outcome would be for us to put pressure on other countries to discontinue encouraging sex selective abortions which may have the adverse consequence of those countries trying to ban all abortions, which seems like a ineffective way to go about stopping abortions if that is your propagative . Either way, even the most optimistic result of this research does not seem worth the amount of tax dollars and human capital that would go into this research, and if we were truly were trying to be effective at limiting abortions then this allocation of funds would go to safe sex education and birth control.
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    Yes. It is happening. That’s why there is a caravan of immigrants heading to the US IN SPITE OF TRUMP THREATS AND RHETERIC
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    This bill is a “need more information” denial delay on a already extensively researched problem. We have plenty of information, now is the time to act. Stop obstructing the action to save lives.
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    The name of the bill and its summary clearly state the reason why these women are being trafficked so I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the research is done. Put the funds and manpower that would have gone into this research into combatting the actual trafficking
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    With this study being introduced by a Republican, it most likely is focused on trying to prove the claim of sex selective abortions in order to use this data to ban sex selective abortions, as they are considering doing in the UK. Sex selective abortions are bad. However, giving doctors the responsibility to determine if an abortion is occurring due to sex selection seems futile - why would anyone ever admit to that? Especially if they knew it would result in not having the abortion. Internationally, the most optimistic outcome would be for us to put pressure on other countries to discontinue encouraging sex selective abortions which may have the adverse consequence of those countries trying to ban all abortions, which seems like a ineffective way to go about stopping abortions if that is your propagative . Either way, even the most optimistic result of this research does not seem worth the amount of tax dollars and human capital that would go into this research, and if we were truly were trying to be effective at limiting abortions then this allocation of funds would go to safe sex education and birth control.
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    This can be done as soon as we get the current party out of office. The GOP has never been concerned with women’s rights or suffering.
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    Another smoke and mirrors by republicans study and have meetings to say they are doing something, which they are not. Take action for once!
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    By all means YES, Sex-selective practices (like gender-based abortion or infanticide) have led to significant gender imbalances in numerous countries, most notably China and India, creating problems in those countries and the surrounding region. Understanding how skewed sex ratios affect human trafficking would help the U.S. and the international community respond to this issue. 11*27*18 .... SneakyPete.....
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    We know enough. It’s time to stop researching and act.
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    This is a stupid way to spend money.
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    I had to read the details, and I agree that we already have the information we need. The time is now to act swiftly to stop and end human trafficking. By delaying with more research only more people will be harmed and forced into sexual slavery.
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    Trafficking is trafficking and we need to deal with it and stop studying what we already know fix like you should have fixed immigration just do it.
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    While the goal of this bill is very admirable, it appears that there is more than sufficient data to support active enforcement of sex- trafficking. Do we need more data to act on this? I did not see a rationale for how this bill would combat this horrendous problem. If I missed something please elaborate.
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    This is happening all over the world including here in the USA. Of course something needs to be done
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    Jesus, how complicated does this have to be? Killing is killing. It’s either wrong or it isn’t, regardless of gender, race or whatever other asinine construct you want to use.
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    This Bill should be changed to “ Stop Human Trafficking” so that something may actually be done in response to this heinous global activity. Responding to the Human trafficking issue will erase all need for data on “skewed sex ratios”. Maybe we should dedicate part of our grossly enormous defense budget to combating the issue of Human trafficking as opposed to wasting congressional time, federal funds, resources, and man power on this ridiculous proposal to get more data on gender ratios in foreign countries. Let’s focus our efforts on something necessary and find the sex-trafficked boys, girls, women, and even men that are taken right here in America and abroad.
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    Human Trafficking is a giant invisible problem in the United States and we combat it somehow
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    We already have this information. Use it. Stop making us spend our money on things for information we already know.
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    I’m a firm believer in NOT getting involved in another country’s business. Both India and China have severe overpopulation issues. The US has indiscriminate abortion practices; we need to look at that plank in our own eye before we start to berate other countries over their human atrocities. We also have a severe problem of male bashing, specifically white male bashing. We should address that before we even look at what atrocities other countries are committing.
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    The U.S should be leading efforts in reducing and eliminating sex trafficking. Also, we need to remember we are not the police of the world and other countries have caused sex ratio imbalance through their own practices. We just need to police sex trafficking involved in the U.S.
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    I wholeheartedly support combating and eliminating human trafficking and gendercide. However, it appears from the reading that sufficient information and documentation exists to take necessary action. There is no need to invest additional resources into an issue that seems to be well understood.
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