Our friend, Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona, spoke with the media yesterday about his legislation to outlaw late-term abortions in America.
“We’re going to protect unborn children once they’ve reached the beginning of the sixth month, because that’s clearly at a time when there’s no real medical authority that would say they don’t feel pain. They do indeed feel pain at that age,” Franks said in an interview the Daily Caller.
He emphasized during the interview that the U.S. was one of only 7 nations that allows elective abortion after six months into a pregnancy. As we’ve reported before – America is in a Club of Horrors that includes countries like Vietnam, North Korea and China.
He is encouraged by Sen. McConnell’s commitment to hold a vote on the Graham-Crapo bill, but worried that Democrats will use the filibuster rule to defeat the bill.
Franks called upon McConnell to dump the filibuster rule:
“It’s a bad rule. It means that the American people don’t get a debate and it’s something that has to be changed.”
In fact, Congressman Franks went so far as to say that if McConnell lets the filibuster rule defeat this legislation to protect innocent babies, “he should find something else to do because he’s lost his way.”