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Abortion Ban In Washington, D.C., Fails

A bill to ban abortion in the District of Columbia has died in the House of Representatives. The bill, proposed by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), would have criminalized abortion after 20 weeks including in cases of rape and incest. [Politico] Last night, the writer Gore Vidal died. Today, blogger Garland Grey over at Tiger Beatdown [...]
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House Fails To Pass Sex-Selective Abortion Bill

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

On a 246-168 vote, the House of Representatives failed to pass Rep. Trent Franks’ (R-AZ) bill to ban physicians from performing abortions based on the fetus’ sex. Republicans failed to get a two-thirds majority, which was required t... Read Post

D.C. protesters tell Rep. Trent Franks if he has time to ban abortions, he can fix potholes, too

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

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

Trent Franks Blocks D.C. Representative From Testifying About Proposed D.C. Abortion Ban

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) wants to restrict abortions in the District of Columbia, but he refuses to allow D.C.’s delegate from testifying on behalf of the city’s residents during a hearing about his proposal. Franks’ “fetal pain” bi... Read Post


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