Bill Would Ban Abortions of 'Gay Unborn Children'

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:05 PM EDT

( - The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians (PLAGAL) is applauding a Maine lawmaker for introducing a bill that would prohibit the abortion of unborn homosexual babies.

"We recognize that at this time the gay gene has not been isolated, but with all the advances of genetics, we believe that it may just be a matter of time" before a test for the predisposition of homosexuality will be developed, said Jackie Malone, executive vice president of PLAGAL, in a press release.

PLAGAL hailed Maine State Rep. Brian Duprey, a Republican, for his solid support of pro-life legislation and said it is glad he will continue his fight for the unborn, even in the case of sexual orientation.

"PLAGAL would like to point out that "gay rights" has nothing to do with so-called "abortion rights," the group said in a press release. "Gay, straight, male, female, or physically challenged -- all are human beings that deserve every chance for life."

Abortion is a way to get rid of real human beings who are threatening or undesirable, said Cecilia Brown, president of PLAGAL. "Children are routinely aborted now because of gender or disability, so it is not inconceivable to see people aborting because of a possible gay gene," she added.

PLAGAL said all unborn babies should be respected just because they are human.

The Massachusetts-based Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians says it was organized in 1990 "to advance the pro-life message within the lesbian and gay community."

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