We can't get over this extremely upsetting attack on women's healthcare. Because conservatives just can't leave Roe Vs. Wade alone, Republican Arizona Congressman Trent Franks wrote this bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks except under very limited conditions. You can thank 23 dude Republicans who helped the bill make it out of the House Judiciary Committee.

Franks' response to rape resulting in an unwanted pregnancy might as well have come straight from Todd Akin's wonderfully idiotic, uninformed mouth: "...you know, the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low." At least Franks openly admits that he doesn't give a shit about the women left to deal with pregnancy after experiencing a horrific, deeply emotionally scarring attack. And 228 members of Congress agreed. That's why we have to take action by adding our names to Organizing For Action's fight for women's health. Head over here to their website to sign your name and, if you're feeling generous, donate to help OFA continue supporting urgent and prevalent causes like these.

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