Right to Life
The United States Constitution guarantees to all the "right to life," which I believe begins at conception and is given by our Creator. Abortion on demand is the greatest genocide known to mankind in the history of this planet.
I have made it one of my priorities in public office to fight for the end of abortion on demand. I will not stand by and watch thousands of innocent babies slaughtered every day simply because they are not wanted, or because they incur too large of a cost to society. These flawed justifications attempt to destroy all the good our country has stood for since the formation of the Union, and I will continue to tirelessly work for every innocent baby.
We must show compassion to the unborn child and to the vulnerable, often conflicted, mother. While we wait for a challenge to Roe v Wade to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, we must educate women about the choices they are making. If abortion is still to be accepted as a misguided outgrowth of a woman’s “choice,” then we should give the woman all of the resources necessary to make her “choice” in the most educated way possible. I am a strong supporter of requiring abortion clinics to perform an ultrasound on the pregnant woman and show her the results before she gives consent to the abortion.
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The following is Congressman Trent Franks' prepared opening statement for the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice Hearing on HR 4924 the Prenatal Nondscrimination Act held Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Given the subject of this hearing, it seems appropriate to me that we all remind ourselves that the very bedrock foundation principle that gave birth to America in the first place was the conviction that all human beings are children of God and created equal in his sight.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As reports of the grand jury indictment of two whistlebowers exposing Planned Parenthood come out of Houston Texas, Constitution Subcommittee Chairman Congressman Trent Franks released the following statement of support:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Recalling his first trip to Washington for the March for Life over 30 years ago, Congressman Franks released the following statement on the eve of the 2016 March for Life:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) was on the House Floor today to debate HR 3504 the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. A portion of his speech follows:
"The Born Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act, Madam Speaker, protects little children who have been born alive. No one in this body can obscure the humanity and the personhood of these little born alive babies. Nor can they take refuge within the schizophrenic paradox Roe vs. Wade has subjected this country to for now more than 40 years.