Democrat Offers to Rename Trent Franks' Abortion Bill "Ronald Reagan Impose Your Beliefs on A Woman's Womb Act"

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Congressman Trent Franks' idea of name-dropping historical figures in an abortion bill didn't make everyone happy.
For some reason, a few legislators weren't fans of Arizona Congressman Trent Franks naming his bill for a federal ban on race/gender-based abortions after Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

The bill was submitted by Franks under the name "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Non-discrimination Act of 2011," but was amended to the "Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act" before it passed out of the House Judiciary Committee last week.

Congressman Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, had some other ideas for shameless name-dropping in the bill's title.

Johnson offered amendments to change the bill's title to either "The Ronald Reagan Impose Your Beliefs on a Woman's Womb Act" or "The Tea Party Determines What Rights a Woman Has Act."

Since the title change to the "Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act" was agreed to, Johnson ended up pulling both amendments.

Others on the committee -- mostly the Democrats -- were still pissed off about Franks' decision to use Douglass and Anthony as the headline for his abortion bill.

"The reason why this continues is because it is such an egregious act to misappropriate the name of a dead man, who happens to be a hero, who stood for certain things," Johnson said. "And to go back and revise that history, that legacy, for purely political purposes is what is objectionable to me."

After explaining his amendments to change the title, then withdrawing them, Johnson was then scolded by Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Chabot -- for taking Reagan's name "in vain."

"The gentleman has just more or less taken Ronald Reagan's name in vain and said that had Ronald Reagan been around back in slavery times, he would have been for slavery," Chabot said. "I do not think that is the case."

Chabot continued his rant on Reagan, before yielding back to Johnson after Johnson and others requested Chabot stop speaking 11 times.

After all that, neither Reagan nor Douglass made the title, as the bill passed out of committee as the "Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act."

Read through the transcript of the meeting by clicking here.

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Coz
Coz

Trent Franks is a dooshbag

dampnessspeaks
dampnessspeaks

The things about these repub men are that they are scared of women, scared of "whatever that thing is down there between a woman's legs", think sex is dirty and have some of the most truly deviant thoughts regarding anything about sex or reproduction or lack thereof. Trent is nothing but another republican girly man. Bullies and cowards the whole lot.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

How about the "Trent Franks as Taliban,Theocratic Women's Slavery Bill"?  Franks is a one trick pony idiot and has been for years.  Bob Stump was Lincoln compared to this buffoon.  But don't worry with the Andy Biggs Endorsed Redistricting, brought to you by ALEC, Western Arizona trades the Taliban Man for Jefferson Davis Junior.

Junjun Arca Nazareno
Junjun Arca Nazareno

I am ashamed to say that this idiot is my representative. Didn't vote for him, never will. 

Rick
Rick

Ask Trent Franks about that lady he was suppose to have knocked up back in the '80s. (It wasn't his wife)  Rumor has it that he paid for her abortion.

Coz
Coz

Fucking nimrods is who the US

Nweng
Nweng

The GOP - working for a government small enough to fit into a woman's vagina.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Just goes to show that the only way a republican can get into a womans pants is to legislate their way in.

Coz
Coz

LOL...thats funny

slippery mike
slippery mike

that looks like a repub douche,I should know I'm a republican,but the party is full of DOUCHES,starting with Ev Mecham and jim hartegen back in the mid-late 80's

Bnbk
Bnbk

Hey Franks,the day you're able to bear children,then you're opinion about a womans reproductive & family planning choices will matter,till then shut the hell up & concentrate on the real issues that face your constituants.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

When will Trent Franks come out and stand behind Paulie Babboo?

david saint
david saint

lol they act as if Reagan was Jesus....

Matador
Matador

Reagan was the devil knowing all the sketchy stuff he did.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Franks throws alot of smoke. Parents can sue their children in civil court for having an abortion ? rofl.  Do not fear Mr. Franks, oil futures are looking skyward. peace

Vicki
Vicki

Trent has no business there, another idiot bent on embarrassing Arizona.

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Does Trent Franks believe he is Christ, I once saw him on T.V. giving a local interview, and he told the person interviewing him; "I say unto you", Blah, Blah, Blah.

Strange.

He seems to be pretty full of himself?

pancho V
pancho V

I'm still unemployed. People are still sleeping in the parks (check out Mountain View), Food banks are strained..
And Congress does -what?

Bnbk
Bnbk

are you refering to the park on seventh ave between Hatcher & Peoria ?

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