House Committee Passes DC Abortion Ban; This Is How They Waste Their Time
Sponsored by Republican Trent Franks of Arizona, the bill, which passed the House Judiciary Committee, makes abortions illegal after 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape of the health of the mother.
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the sponsor of the bill, said the 20-week ban is based on medical evidence that fetuses can feel pain at that point. “This is a bill to protect children from being torturously dismembered while they are fully capable of feeling pain,” he told his colleagues during a mark-up of the bill on Wednesday.
The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, when asked about the fetal pain issue, said in a statement that it “knows of no legitimate scientific information that supports the statement that a fetus feels pain.”