Unbelievable: Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), apparently another grad of the Todd Akin school of medicine, argued against a proposed amendment to make exceptions in the case of rape or incest for his nationwide 20-week abortion ban, saying that “the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
Views like this aren’t just wrong—they’re dangerous. Click this image to tell the House leadership to stop these relentless attacks on women’s health and rights! http://ppaction.org/stoptheban
“I think abortion and contraception, while controversial, are decisions that an individual has the legal and moral right to make. It isn’t the state’s place to create loop holes that circumvent this right because legislators think they know better.” – Dr. Gabriel Carpio
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In a political attempt to cover up Rep. Trent Franks’ ignorant and offensive views on women’s health, Republicans have snuck a provision into his nationwide 20-week abortion ban to allow for exceptions in cases of rape or incest—if the victim reported the crime to police. We’re not fooled; this new provision is a thinly-veiled effort to shame and judge victims, forcing a woman to prove that she’s been raped before she can access an abortion.
It’s the same story we’ve heard again and again: House leadership doesn’t trust women to make their own personal medical decisions. Share this to tell Congress to stop attacking women’s health and rights: http://ppaction.org/stoptheban