Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

6/20/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

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.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/20/2013 (1 year 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?"


---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for February 2015
General Intention:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Missionary Intention: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.



Comments


More Marriage & Family

10 silly reasons why being in a relationship is awesome Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While we're all for power in the single person, being in a relationship can be a great thing, especially if you are comfortable with the person. You get warmth and love, but there are quite a few other great things, often taken for granted, that you are gifted when in ... continue reading


Are you having a bad hair day? 13 ways to turn your boring ponytail into something exciting Watch

Image of Don't let your hair drag you down anymore; tie it up and take control.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's one of those days; your hair isn't cooperating at all and you've reduced yourself to a simple ponytail to reign in your wild hair. However, the ponytail doesn't have to be an unfavorable, last ditch resort anymore. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - After you ... continue reading


Need change, but can't commit? 11 ways to temporarily change your hair, that won't leave you with regret Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Hair is a funny thing; it's with you all the time and you become so used to it and comfortable with it. At the same time, you can begin to get completely sick of it, but remain afraid of changing it. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - If you make a drastic change to ... continue reading


Watch what happens when you ask adorable kids questions about love Watch

Image of Jubilee Project's latest video shows kids may know more about love than most adults.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's amazing how much insight young children have that often goes unnoticed. This group of kids under the age of 12 were asked questions about love, and what they say is brilliant. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Jubilee Project, a nonprofit group seeking to ... continue reading


3 easy ways to meet your match this Valentine's Day Watch

Image of Places to meet potential romance are behind every corner.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

If you're single this Valentine's Day, take heart - there are a lot of places in which to meet other people who are anxious to get to know you! Let's cross off the most obvious one - single bars. With their loud, deafening music, and alcohol-impaired patrons, ... continue reading


Lift up love and marriages around you with these 6 ways to pray for marriages Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While it is important to try to express appreciation and love to your significant other every day, there are a choice few days in the year that remind you to reconnect and make time for each other. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Valentine's Day is shaped all ... continue reading


Do you hate Valentine's Day? Here's how to fight back! Watch

Image of Hate how Valentine's Day is celebrated? Tired of gender stereotypes reinforced by slick marketing? Fight back, retake the HOLY DAY for St. Valentine and the people who are most worthy of your love.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Valentine's Day is supposed to be the feast day of St. Valentine, the Roman saint who gave his life for his steadfastness in faith. Despite the sacrifice by the early Catholic cleric, the modern interpretation of the holiday has devolved into a secular orgy of ... continue reading


10 ways to avoid those 'love blunders' this Valentine's Day Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (News Consortium)

The custom of showing affection and attention to loved ones on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, has become part of the fabric of our culture. There is a kind of unwritten law or expectation that, on that day, spouses are supposed to do or give something that signifies ... continue reading


40 beautiful quotes about love that will ignite the flame in your heart Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When you fall in love, your whole self is consumed. You are constantly enthralled with thoughts of your loved one. Here are 40 beautiful quotes about love that will bring a certain someone to mind: LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - 1. "If I loved you less, I might be ... continue reading


Need help with your marriage? Here are 5 'Commandments' for a healthy marriage Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

At times, marriage can be tough. Compromising with another person every day can get tiring, leaving you exhausted and feeling lost. You are not alone. No marriage is perfect and happy all the time. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - With the help from ... continue reading


All Marriage & Family News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Psalms 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
4 I pleaded with Yahweh my God and made this ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19
15 Costly in Yahweh's sight is the death of his ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 9:2-10
2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James ... Read More

Reading 2, Romans 8:31-34
31 After saying this, what can we add? If God is for ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for March 1st, 2015 Image

St. David
March 1: According to tradition, St. David was the son of King Sant of ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter