dc abortion ban

Republicans in the House Judiciary subcommittee voted on Tuesday to expand Rep. Trent Franks' (R-Ariz.) proposed D.C. abortion bill to apply to the whole country and advanced the bill favorably to the full committee. The bill would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in the United States in all cases except those in which the mother's life is in danger.
"To insert a role of politics in all this, in what for [some parents] has gone from the greatest exulation they may have
The District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, authored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), bans abortions
The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, when asked about the fetal pain issue, said in a statement that
"District of Columbia is not the issue here," Franks said. "It's the pain of the child, and when people make the District
The Democrats chose as their witness Christy Zink, a George Washington University professor who chose to have an abortion
Norton wrote a letter to Franks last week asking him for the opportunity to testify at a hearing for the bill in the House
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), Mayor Vincent Gray and others welcomed the proposal but reluctantly rejected the plan
Since Congress has jurisdiction over D.C. and its budget, lawmakers have long used the city as a bargaining chip in budget
"That's over 2,000 people-- women and girls-- calling our helpline," said Val Vilott, president of DCAF. "Those who previously