“Half of all black children are aborted. Far more of the African-American community is being devastated by the policies of today than were being devastated by policies of slavery. And I think, What does it take to get us to wake up?” Franks said in the video interview.
Franks regards abortion as a much more important civil rights issue than preserving the Voting Rights Act. Last year he introduced a bill banning race and gender-selective abortion, a proposal based on the peculiar premise that black women are racist against their own potential offspring.