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Friday, April 12, 2013

Congress highlights atrocities committed against babies born alive

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) yesterday led a Special Order on the floor of the House of Representatives to draw attention to Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the failure of the national media to cover his trial.  

Gosnell is being tried for eight counts of murder--one for the death of an adult woman who underwent an abortion at his clinic and seven for the deaths of newborn babies who survived their abortion, but were then killed when Gosnell or his staff "snipped" their spines.  From the Grand Jury report: 
"Gosnell had a simple solution for unwanted babies: he killed them.  He didn't call it that.  He called it 'ensuring fetal demise.'  The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors in the back of the baby's neck and cutting the spinal cord.  He called that 'snipping.' Over the years there were hundreds of 'snippings.'"

Over 1.2 million unborn children die in abortions every year in the United States. 

The following Members spoke about the Gosnell trial on the House floor:

Rep. Chris Smith Video Part 1Video Part 2; Speech Text (‏@RepChrisSmith)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler Video (@RepHartzler)
Rep. John Fleming Video (@RepFleming)
Rep. Joe Pitts Video (@RepJoePitts)
Rep. Scott Garrett Video (@RepGarrett)
Rep. Andy Harris Video (@RepAndyHarrisMD)
Rep. Marlin Stutzman Video; Press release here (@RepStutzman)
Rep. Keith Rothfus Video (@KeithRothfus)
Rep. Roger Williams Video (@RepRWilliams)
Rep. Scott Perry Video (@RepScottPerry)
Link to entire playlist of videos here

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