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Franks’ abortion remarks spark media frenzy

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, created an online furor Wednesday with comments in a House committee hearing that “the estimates of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
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Jun 13, 2013, 12:05 pm
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His comments disturb me, as well. No, not because of any sort of passion on the abortion issue (one where I’m admittedly and unashamedly neutral). His comments disturb me because they seem baseless. If he could have offered some sort of evidence or cited some sort of study I’d feel better about the comments.

I guess we all have episodes where we speak without thinking it through first, and we all say dumb things once in a while that either we don’t mean, or they came out in a way different than the way we meant it. I’m willing to give Franks the benefit of the doubt here and chalk this one up to an episode of “not sufficiently thinking before speaking.”

Todd Akin’s statements on the issue, on the other hand…

Jun 14, 2013, 11:44 am
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Like I’ve said before, Franks is a “One Trick Pony,” just like Grijalva is.  Grijalva’s trick is placating the open borders crowd and Franks’ is placating the anti abortion crowd.

Shame, shame shame on both AZ districts for re-electing these fools over and over again.

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