Michael Boggs Says He Didn’t Know About Abortion Debate That Was Raging All Around Him
“What the Franklin amendment did was say that … people that performed abortions, that they would have to report how many they were performing a year,” state Rep. Larry Walker (D) said as the measure came up for a vote. “Everybody in the Senate agreed that this was bad because it’s probably going to cause some people to be harmed, to be honest with you. Maybe killed.”
Asked by State Rep. James Mills (R) to explain what the amendment does, Walker spelled it out again.
“I just reminded you,” Walker said, “as to doctors that are performing abortions, they have to report how many abortions they are performing a year.”
Mills pressed Walker on why that could lead to a doctor losing his or her life.