Trent Franks Now Wants to Tell Every Woman in America When It's Okay to Have an Abortion
Anti-abortion fanatic/Republican Congressman Trent Franks has yet another abortion proposal, but this one's quite a bit more restrictive than his many other proposals.
Franks, who is trying again to ban abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy in Washington, D.C., now wants that proposed 20-week ban to extend nationwide.
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Mind you, Franks currently is in his second attempt to pass this ban in Washington, D.C., after it failed in his first attempt. Every single other abortion bill he's proposed in the decade he's been in Congress has also failed.
But, here we go, yet again.
"The case of Kermit Gosnell shocked the sensibilities of millions of Americans," Franks says in a statement. "However, the crushing fact is that abortions on babies just like the ones killed by Kermit Gosnell have been happening hundreds of times per day, every single day, for the past 40 years."
It's hard to see how that's related to Franks' proposal at all, since Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, was found guilty of performing abortions past 24 weeks of pregnancy, the limit provided by state law in Pennsylvania.
Given Franks' current record of getting his bills signed into law -- which is zero, in many, many attempts -- it might not be time to start fretting Franks' fanaticism.
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