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Anniversary of the Kermit Gosnell Trial

Mar 20, 2014 | Blog

As we reflect back on the trial of Kermit Gosnell, which began one year ago this week, let us redouble our commitment to ensuring that the horrors committed in that Philadelphia clinic are never possible in America again. Kermit Gosnell violated nearly every law limiting abortion on the books today, yet his crimes transcended legal debate and touched millions of Americans — of all political persuasions — on a personal and moral level. His evil indifference to the lives of both women and the unborn awoke our nation’s conscience on the issue of the sanctity of life. It made us search for solutions that would guarantee that no unborn child developed enough to feel pain could ever be intentionally hurt again.

Last year, I called for a thorough investigation into the practices of late-term abortions in America. I also cosponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks. When it comes to the moral clarity that Kermit Gosnell’s atrocities created in the hearts of the American people, we cannot let the passage of time put a blindfold over our eyes. Let’s take action now to end late-term abortions once and for all.