via CNS News:
by Lauretta Brown | April 28, 2016
The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment Wednesday evening that would have allowed “service members and their dependents to receive abortion services at defense medical facilities (MTFs) if they personally provide funding.”
At a committee markup, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) argued strongly against the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, one of several proposed by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.). It was ultimately voted down 25-37.
“We want to make bases of our military abortion clinics, and I think it dishonors those who gave everything they had for this country and what it stands for,” Franks argued. “I think it’s time for all of us to ask the real question as hard as it is and that is, does abortion really take the life of a baby?”
“Those lying out in Arlington National Cemetery died for a principle suggesting that we hold certain truths to be self-evident–that all of us are created, that the Imago Dei, the image of God, is stamped on every soul, and that every little child has that image stamped on their souls,” Franks said.
“So when the gentle lady that introduced the amendment suggests that there is an intensity and kind of a contention surrounding the debate she is precisely accurate.”
Franks said the contention has to do with “our collective conscience,” noting that ultrasound technology “is beginning to demonstrate to all reasonable minds, to all people of goodwill, to all people of compassion the humanity of the victim here, and the inhumanity of what is being done to them.”
Federal law in effect since 1996 prohibits abortions by Department of Defense medical personnel or at DOD medical facilities. Use of DOD funds for abortion is also prohibited except to save the life of the mother. (Read More)
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*Representative Franks is supported by SarahPAC