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6/20/2013 (2 years ago)

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Representative can't articulate why she opposes ban on late-term abortions

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the bill's sponsor, says the impetus behind the bill was the conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell. That 'doctor' was convicted last month of murdering three babies who survived abortions by severing their spinal cords with scissors in Philadelphia. "The trial of Kermit Gosnell exposed late-abortions for what they really are: relocated infanticide," Franks says.

'The trial of Kermit Gosnell exposed late-abortions for what they really are: relocated infanticide,' Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) says.

"The trial of Kermit Gosnell exposed late-abortions for what they really are: relocated infanticide," Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) says.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/20/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: Abortion, Kermit Gosnell, The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Diana DeGette


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Gosnell conducted late-term abortions after 24 weeks in abhorrent conditions. Gosnell likely killed "hundreds" of infants who had survived abortions by severing their spinal cords.

"I know when the subject is related in any way to abortion, the doors of reason and human compassion in our minds and hearts often close, and the humanity of the unborn can no longer be seen," Franks said on his Web site. "But I pray we can at least come together to agree that we can and should draw the line at the point that these innocent babies can feel the excruciating pain of these brutal procedures."

"The case of Kermit Gosnell shocked the sensibilities of millions of Americans," Franks says. "However, the crushing fact is that abortions on babies just like the ones killed by Kermit Gosnell have been happening hundreds of times per day, every single day, for the past 40 years. Indeed, let us not forget that, had Kermit Gosnell dismembered these babies before they had traveled down the birth canal only moments earlier, he would have, in many places nationwide, been performing an entirely legal procedure. If America truly understands that horrifying reality, hearts and laws will change.

"Knowingly subjecting our innocent unborn children to dismemberment in the womb, particularly when they have developed to the point that they can feel excruciating pain every terrible moment leading up to their undeserved deaths, belies everything America was called to be. This is not who we are."

In the meantime -- Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) would not answer why she opposed a bill to ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks even if it would "save one life," a rationale regularly used by Democrats when pushing for gun-control legislation.

DeGette and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), co-chairs of the House Pro-Choice Caucus, led a press conference to oppose the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), a bill that would ban abortions 20 weeks post-fertilization, or five months into pregnancy.

DeGette was asked, "Many Democrats, when they were arguing for gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting said even if this saves one life it will be worth doing. Why not support this bill then, if it undoubtedly will save lives of babies that have been carried throughout five months of pregnancy?"

DeGette said, "Well, this is, this is. . We already have laws in many states of this country. This bill is blatantly unconstitutional."

"And, and if you look at the perceived-if you look at the stated reason of doing this legislation the Kermit Gosnell case, that gentleman was convicted of murder and sentenced to life," DeGette said. "Any other questions?"

When CNSNews.com attempting another question, DeGette said, "No, excuse me. Any other questions?"


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