It's the one question every expectant mother wants answered: Is it a girl or a boy?
A new bill introduced in North Carolina's House on Wednesday would stop "a person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion when the sex of the unborn child is a significant factor in seeking the abortion."
If a mother decides to end her pregnancy because of the baby's gender, doctor cannot perform the abortion.
"When I look at that legislation, I guess I'm encouraged that folks are talking about, you know, banning certain types of abortion," said Charotte Pastor Jonathan Rebsamen.
As pastor of First Baptist Church, Rebsamen said he's against all abortions, but thinks this is a step in the right direction.
"I don't know how far this thing will go, but at the end of the day I think it's encouraging these conversations are being had," he said.
A national pro-choice organization with an office in North Carolina disagrees.
"We think this bill is just another attempt to chip away at North Carolina women's' access to abortion care that's disguised as a purported concern about sex selection," said Suzanne Buckley, executive director with NARAL Pro-choice North Carolina.
Pro-choice groups call this another example of the extreme agenda of the state legislature and say the whole idea is unrealistic.
"We think it's just bad policy. It's impossible to enforce because it requires that doctors read their patients' minds and that's just not workable and not enforceable," Buckley said.