The Hill, on debate and subsequent passage in the House Judiciary Committee March 3 of HR 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act:
“We’re getting to ask the real question – does abortion take the life of a child?… If it does, then those of us sitting here in the chambers of freedom live in the midst of the greatest human genocide in the history of humanity,” [Congressman Trent] Franks [R-AZ] said in his opening statement.
Franks, who is considering a run for the Senate, attacked an amendment that he said would allow President Obama, “the most radically pro-abortion president in the history of the country, [to] have [an] easily available mechanism to block the implementation of this legislation.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) took offense to that characterization: “Without doing a chronological analysis of presidents starting with George Washington,” she said, “I would appreciate if we could restrain our comments.”
Franks responded that “the record is clear. Mr. Obama certainly is on the record as the most pro-abortion president in history.… I wish it weren’t true, I really do.”