In Case You Missed It:In a contentioushearing before the Democrats’ Rules Committee,Congressman Trent Franks(AZ-02) introduced an amendment to curb the abortion-funding language in the Democrats’ proposed government-takeover of theAmerican health careindustry, Excerpts and video from the testimony are included below:
FRANKS ON DEMOCRATS' CLAIMS THAT HEALTH CARE IS ABOUT COMPASSION
Franks: “Nothing so completely destroys the notion that this bill is about compassion than the disenfranchisement of those who are helpless and have no voice in this debate…”
"The ostensible purpose of thisreconciliation billis that it is done in the name of compassion, and I think that’s just so hard for me to grasp – if you’ll grant me diplomatic immunity – because the leadership of the majority has doggedly determined to include the increased taxpayer-funded killing of unborn children.”
FRANKS - IF BILL DOESN'T CHANGE ABORTION POLICY, THEN DEMS SHOULD ACCEPT AMENDMENT
Rep. Matsui: I must say, you know, there’s no federal funding for abortions in this bill. No federal funding for abortions in this bill.
(…)Rep. Franks: If that were the case, then certainly there should be no hesitancy to support this amendment or the Stupak language that would remove all doubt in everyone’s mind and remove some of the obstacles…