Abortion

Rep. Franks: Rape Rarely Leads to Pregnancy

Author of bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks

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The author of a bill that would ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks said Wednesday that the rate of pregnancies resulting from rape is "very low."

Democrats immediately pounced on the remark made by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) at a House Judiciary Committee hearing as reminiscent of comments made by Senate candidate Todd Akin last year.