Pro-life congressman: Planned Parenthood videos ‘pulled the veil back’ on abortion industry
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Pro-life Congressman Trent Franks, R-AZ, told social conservatives that the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos "have pulled this veil back" and "shown America what happens to the victims of Planned Parenthood behind those walls."
Speaking at the Family Research Council earlier this month, Franks emphasized that "the whole reason we have social policy -- the Constitution is to protect the innocent. God help us, how did we forget that so easily? How did we let the Left drag us off into some ancillary issue that doesn't matter a whole lot?"
Franks said the most important reason he chairs the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on the House Judiciary Committee was to protect unborn life. He told the dozens of gathered observers that pro-lifers must "get these videos into the minds of people."
"Once people see it, you can't hide it from them anymore," he said. "When people saw the humanity of the victim, and the inhumanity of what was done to them, their hearts changed."
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Franks explained that there are, in his opinion, "only two ways" to win the battle for life. Voters can "elect the right people, or we can beg the wrong ones to do the right thing," he said, describing that candidates can either kowtow on principles or be dynamic and articulate on truth and justice.
LifeSiteNews asked Franks why Republicans should be trusted by the public, given broken promises on life issues and the growth of funding for Planned Parenthood under the Bush administration.
"Republicans shouldn't make promises that they can't keep," Franks responded, explaining that his party was "foolish to make promises" to "overcome the laws of mathematics" -- a reference to Democratic filibusters in the Senate and President Obama in the White House.
Franks used the mathematics statement to call for an end to the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, a regular part of his presentation.