Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, said abortions based on a baby's sex to eliminate girls are an "extreme form of violence against women." He sought to pass a federal law in 2012 to ban such abortions; in 2011, Arizona lawmakers became the first in the nation to enact a ban on race- or sex-based abortions. (Associated Press/File)

Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, said abortions based on a baby's sex to eliminate girls are an "extreme form of violence against women." He sought to pass a federal law in 2012 to ban such abortions; in 2011, Arizona lawmakers became the first in the nation to enact a ban on race- or sex-based abortions. (Associated Press/File)