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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

LIVE, WATCH: House Debate On Trent Franks' Watered-Down Bill To Restrict Gender-Based Abortions

The House is currently debating Rep. Trent Franks' (R-CD2) bill to crack down on gender-based abortions.  The bill initially was formulated to criminalize abortions that "discriminate... against the unborn on the basis of sex or race."  It was re-worked last week and put on the calendar by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-OH).


http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

Here is the initial text of the bill, which was co-sponsored by the other Republican members of the Arizona delegation except Ben Quayle.  Here is the watered-down version currently being debated.

The initial bill noted that Arizona was one of only three states to have clamped down on the sex-selection and race-based abortions.  Here is that law on Arizona's books.  No reports on results from the new law yet.

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