The District of Columbia is the latest front in the abortion battles, as a House subcommittee on Thursday heard testimony on a bill that would cut off women's abortion access at 20 weeks gestation.
Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) introduced H.R. 3803 in January "to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia." The bill is modeled on legislation from the National Right to Life Committee, and mirrors efforts passed in a six states around the country in the past two years.
Rep. Trent Franks Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, seems to think he is much better attuned to the needs of District of Columbia residents and their elected (but non-voting) representative, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D... Read Post
Republican Rep. Trent Franks (AZ) has reintroduced a measure to criminalize abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy, based on the junk science that fetuses can feel pain after that point. The Arizona lawmak... Read Post