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Petitioning Representative Ron Barber

Denounce GOP Rep. for Claiming Blacks More Devastated by Abortion than Under Slavery

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Rep. Trent Franks, Republican from Arizona, recently said that he thinks African-Americans are more devastated today by abortion than they were by slavery.

He said, “half of all black children are aborted. Far more black children, far more of the African-American community is being devastated by the policies of today, than were being devastated by the policies of slavery.”

To seriously suggest that giving women reproductive rights is somehow even akin to chattel slavery at all is beyond offensive.

Rep. Franks clearly has no understanding of the historical impact of slavery, no understanding of the African-American Community, and to make matters worse, no respect for the rights of women.

Tell Trent Franks that he needs to apologize now for his painful racist and sexist comments. 

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