So politically correct - and morally bankrupt - has Congress become that it cannot even enact a law against aborting fetuses because the prospective parents are not happy with their genders. And President Barack Obama is happy about the failure.
In some Asian countries, gender-based abortions are not uncommon. No one really knows how many occur in the United States.
But a bill in Congress would have made the practice illegal, and would have required health care professionals to report known violations. They would not have had to ask women why they were seeking abortions.
In a procedural vote, the bill fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to advance it in the House of Representatives.
Critics, including the White House, trotted out the old, politically motivated arguments the bill would have limited choice for women and stereotyped Asian-Americans.
Baloney. It would merely have saved the lives of children whose genders didn't please their parents.
In most cases, incidentally, the victims of such abortions are females.