Trent Franks Does It Again: Abortion-Obsessed Congressman Submits Another Abortion Bill
There seems to be no end to Republican Congressman Trent Franks' fanaticism about abortion.
Again, Franks is proposing a bill that limits when women in Washington D.C. can get an abortion, a bill that he's proposed before, and a bill that's failed before -- just like every single other abortion bill he's proposed since he started, in 2003.
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The last time Franks decided that women in D.C. shouldn't be able to get an abortion past 20 weeks of pregnancy, people in Washington protested at his office, pointing out that D.C. is a little bit outside the congressman's district (by about 2,300 miles).
He came up well short of the votes needed to pass his bill out of the House, less than a year ago.
According to a brief report from the Associated Press, "[Franks], who introduced the bill, says it takes on new urgency following revelations from the trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with killing babies after they were born alive. The District of Columbia has no criminal laws restricting abortion."
Of course, Franks has already submitted another abortion bill this year, which is the "Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act," another bill from Franks that has already failed in previous attempts.
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