Wednesday, May 30, 2012

UPDATE: Trent Franks' "Sex Selection Abortion" Bill Postponed

At the conclusion of debate a few minutes ago on Rep. Trent Franks' (R-CD2) bill to restrict "sex selection abortions", the Chair yanked the bill before House members' votes could be recorded.  The bill is now "postponed".

Franks, who had already seen the bill get stripped down from its original intent to criminalize any abortions shown to be performed for the purposes of sex selection or if they were race-based, had asked for the "yeas and nays" to be recorded.  The Chair began to ask for the recorded vote, but suddenly changed his mind and "announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed."

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