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Last week, Republican Rep. Trent Franks dismissed concerns about banning abortion for victims of rape and incest by saying that they really don't get pregnant all that often so it's no big deal.
After Republicans lost the presidential election and seats in both the House and the Senate last year, many in the party offered a stern admonishment: If we want to broaden our appeal, steer clear of divisive social and cultural issues.
House Republican leaders are hoping to head off a repeat of last week's controversy over the issue of whether there should be an exception for cases of rape and incest in a GOP sponsored bill banning late term abortions by adding that exception before the House debates the measure on Tuesday.
The federal abortion wars are back this week, as the House of Representatives votes on a national ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, that is highly unlikely to become law.
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House Republicans have modified a tough anti-abortion bill to include exceptions for rape and incest after the GOP sponsor of the legislation raised a firestorm by declaring that very few rapes result in pregnancies.
After Todd Akin last year and Trent Franks this week, abortion is about the last topic many national Republicans want the political conversation to focus on.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, took flak across the political spectrum earlier this week after saying that "the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy is very low."
On Capitol Hill, Rep. Trent Franks explained why he supports a national 20-week abortion ban without exceptions for rape an incest by claiming that pregnancies resulting from rape are very rare , a very similar claim to how former Rep. Todd Akin defended his extreme anti-abortion views.
On June 11 , Slate editor Emily Bazelon whipped out the Nazi card against Congressman Trent Franks.
CNN tarred the Romney campaign with Todd Akin's infamous "legitimate rape" comment, and now it is trying to do the same to Rep. Trent Franks for making a much less controversial remark on rape and pregnancy.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to outlaw nearly all abortions after the 22nd week of pregnancy.