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Congressman Trent Franks

Representing the 8th District of Arizona

Media Advisory: Press Conference on Nationwide Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

May 21, 2013
Press Release


TOMORROW MORNING: Press Conference on Nationwide Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Washington, DC — Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 22nd, at 9:15 AM in 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) will host a press conference on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Franks announced last week that the bill, the scope of which was previously limited only to the District of Columbia, would now be amended to broaden its coverage so that its provisions will apply nationwide. The press conference will be in advance of a hearing to be held this Thursday by Franks, who chairs the Judiciary Committee's Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee.

According to Franks, "The case of Kermit Gosnell shocked the sensibilities of millions of Americans. However, the crushing fact is that abortions on babies just like the ones killed by Kermit Gosnell have been happening hundreds of times per day, every single day, for the past 40 years. Indeed, let us not forget that, had Kermit Gosnell dismembered these babies before they had traveled down the birth canal only moments earlier, he would have, in many places nationwide, been performing an entirely legal procedure. If America truly understands that horrifying reality, hearts and laws will change. Knowingly subjecting our innocent unborn children to dismemberment in the womb, particularly when they have developed to the point that they can feel excruciating pain every terrible moment leading up to their undeserved deaths, belies everything America was called to be. This is not who we are."

 TOMORROW AT 9:15 AM – Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Press Conference:

What:        Press Conference on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act         

When:        Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Where:      2237 Rayburn House Office Building

Who:         Rep. Trent Franks

                   Rep. Chris Smith

                   Rep. Joe Pitts

                   Rep. John Fleming, M.D.

                   Rep. Randy Weber

                   Rep. Steve King

                   Rep. Steve Daines

                   Rep. Michele Bachmann

                   Rep. Joe Wilson

                   Rep. Louie Gohmert

                   Marilyn Musgrave, VP of Government Affairs, Susan B. Anthony List

                   Lila Rose, President, Live Action

                   Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director, National Right to Life            

For further information or to schedule an interview in advance, please contact Ben Carnes at or, by phone, at 202-579-0005.

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