Trent Franks on Blast by Pro-Choice Activists Over His Anti-Abortion Bill

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Too late for that...he's in a state of permanent wiener-dom

Carrying signs depicting U.S. Representative Trent Franks of Arizona's Second Congressional District as a hot dog with the slogan, "Congressman Franks, Don't Be a Wiener," around 25 protesters rallied on the sidewalk before Franks' Glendale office this morning to oppose an anti-abortion measure proposed by the West Valley Republican.

Franks' legislation, H.R. 3803, would ban all abortions from the 20th week of pregnancy in the District of Columbia. A doctor performing such an abortion could be imprisoned for up to two years, if convicted under the proposed law.

The U.S. Congress holds complete legislative authority over the District, you see. That's why the protest was lead by James Jones, a member of the District-based group DC Vote, which advocates for voting representation in Congress for the District. 

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DC Vote's James Jones leads his troops to battle

"We're here to let Representative Franks know that his business is improving the economy and helping people get jobs in Arizona," Jones said during the rally. "It's not legislating to affect the lives and the personal decisions of the women of the District of Columbia."

DC Vote also has been hitting Franks' office with phone calls and placing ads in various publications, including a free Sand Land weekly with which you might be familiar. 

Jones was joined by local members of other organizations such as Planned Parenthood of Arizona, the National Organization for Women and NARAL Pro-Choice America (formerly, the National Abortion Rights Action League), all of whom were hoppin' mad about Franks' authoritarian attack on the women of D.C.


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Olson
Olson

Trent Franks is a great argument for better forms of birth control.

Joyce
Joyce

STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN'S MEDICAL CARE!
STOP THE WAR ON DEMOCRACY IN DC BY AN AZ DEMAGOGUE*!
STOP EASY ACCESS TO VIAGRA!

*a leader who makes use of popular prejudices ... in order to gain power ...
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

It's all smoke & mirrors to keep our eye off the ball:
What the corporatist plutocracy is doing to this country ~ bombing us all economically back
to the stone age (except for the 1% which is making out like the bandits they are at our ~
the 99%'s ~ expense).

Pity the 99% right-wing values-holders who are propagandized and manipulated to fight against your own best interests by the super-rich 1% corporatist class ... who for sure are laughing at you as they use you.

Why haven't you all adopted ALL the unwanted children in this world and provided loving,
caring, nurturing homes which value education, and respect for women ~ instead of supporting the prison-industrial corporatist complex that is robbing you and your children (and ours) blind,
while scapegoating "others" as if you're all paranoid??

Sorry if these thoughts and questions aren't simple enough for you to think about, to try to understand your own motivations.

Norm
Norm

Mr. Franks, himself, is a good argument for pro choice.

FDR
FDR

If your true concern is in a living, breathing life, then why do you let nearly a half a million people a year( US) die from cigarettes and alcohol use?

Just like abortion they are both legal to obtain in the US and they kill 1/2 as many people as abortions. I don't hear people gathering around and bitching every time a person walks into a 7 Eleven and buys a 12 pack and carton of cigarettes. Why the double standard?

Why aren't you caring for "all" lives not just aborted ones?. Mr Franks appeals to the elderly in Sun City so why not  pass more legislature to help the homeless and elderly by bringing more jobs to AZ not worrying about Abortions?

Churches would be empty and go broke, because you can tug at the heart strings of more church donors by saying that your saving babies from mothers who sin, than you can by saying your saving middle aged Emphysema laden Alcoholics from sure death from the hands of the alcohol and tobacco companies.  

Because you guys care so much about "life" your going to have to go after the families of people who commit suicide or families who have lost family members to accidents in the home.

So stop bible thumping for a moment and help all of your fellow man, equally!

Anon
Anon

Hypocrites all.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Nothing more than smoke from do nothing T. Franks. It is hard to believe these folks fall for such kindergarten tricks. Franks only concern is that a barrel of crude oil cost more than $100. On a lesser note, he was very happy to see Bush and Cheney escape war crime trials. peace

Douglas Johnson
Douglas Johnson

Although their graphic is juvenile, DC Vote is performing a public service by calling attention to the fact that in the federal capital, abortion is legal for any reason, without restriction, up to the moment of birth.  One provider advertises up to the start of the seventh month, another claims expertise up to the eighth month.  Mr. Franks' bill has already been cosponsored by 146 House members.  The D.C. Vote antics should help boost that number.

Douglas Johnson
Legislative Director
National Right to Life Committee
Washington, District of Columbia

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Bnbk
Bnbk

I love Dianne Post's comments,she hit the nail square on the head........Kimberly Yee is nothing more than a puppet who's strings are being controlled by Tea Bagger extremists. All these bozos need to focus on the real issues & quit trying to legislate a womens reproductive choices.........Voters will remember come election time.

John Zombiemeathead Romerus
John Zombiemeathead Romerus

frak frank, leave my abortion rights alone.

THIS IS SCIENCE:

FETUS IS NOT A BABY (GOOGLE THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CHART), but a parasite because the classification of the biological relationship that is based on the behavior one organism (fetus) and how it relates to the woman's body:

as a zygote, it invaded the woman's uterus using its TROPHOBLAST cells, hijacked her immune system by using NEUROKININ B and HCG--- so her body doesn't kill it, steals her nutrients to survive, and causes her harm or potential death.

galerouth blogspot com/

Leonard Clark
Leonard Clark

Thanks for reporting this Mr. Lemons and thank you to our sisters for standing up to another "American Taliban" member right wing extremist and theocrat Congress person Trent Franks !
Leonard Clark

Patricia
Patricia

The unborn are the only ones they're concerned about.

Horus45
Horus45

Love the Fetus, Hate the Child!

FranksFan
FranksFan

at least he ain't no baby-killer

VIMIIS
VIMIIS

That's just it.  They want poor women who cannot afford to have another child unable to get birth control or obtain an abortion.  However, who is going to help that poor mother feed, clothe, educate and provide medical care.  I'm sure it won't be anyone who is against abortion................

azlefty
azlefty

Neither are those who get abortions, your opinion is not law or fact

FranksFan
FranksFan

And how do you know I haven't? If you believe all women are pro abortion, you are sadly mistaken.

Horus45
Horus45

Until you can carry a fetus to term, you have no say in the matter, period.

FranksFan
FranksFan

So why make a big deal about a woman getting pregnant if the "thing" growing inside her is not alive?

What bothers you is that you know, intuitively, that the fetus is a living being from conception. It is not a "thing," it is the miracle of life. Destroying it should be a criminal act. Sad that it's not.

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