Rep. Franks: Abortion is the ‘Greatest Human Rights Atrocity in the U.S. Today’

By  USDR

During a rules debate on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would effectively ban abortion 20 weeks after fertilization, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) called abortion as the “greatest human rights atrocity in the United States today.”

Franks examined how more than 18,000 late-term abortions are occurring in America each year. He said that, despite polls that suggest the majority of Americans are in favor of protecting unborn children,

“We have given these little babies less legal protection…than farm animals under the Federal Humane Slaughter Act.”

“Almost every other major civilized nation on earth protects pain capable babies at this age, and every credible poll of the American people shows that they are overwhelmingly in favor of protecting them. And yet, we have given these little babies less legal protection from unnecessary, painful cruelty than the protection we have given farm animals under the Federal Humane Slaughter Act.

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