Statements on Gosnell Murder Verdict from Congressional Representatives
May 14, 2013
We applaud three of our Congressional representatives in Washington for speaking out in light of the Gosnell abortion trial verdict. On Monday, May 13, Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of 1st-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, infanticide and hundreds of other charges. For more information on the case, visit www.lifenews.com.
We are so encouraged to see our elected officials speak out on this important issue. If you see any other statements from our representatives, let us know in the comments.
3rd District – Congressman Marlin Stutzman
Stutzman on Gosnell Verdict: Justice for Three Victims
“Abortion is not Safe and it is not Rare”
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued the following statement today following the verdict in the trial of Kermit Gosnell:
“Today’s verdict brings justice for three of Gosnell’s countless victims. This trial has stripped away society’s convenient euphemisms and exposed abortion’s ugly truth: abortion is not safe and it is not rare. Now that the jury has delivered its verdict, the American people must come together for an honest conversation about abortion and Congress must exercise its powers of oversight to prevent similar atrocities.”
Video of Congressman Stutzman on Fox News:
4th District – Congressman Todd Rokita
Rokita: Justice Served in Gosnell Trial, But We Must Continue Fight to Protect Unborn
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today released the following statement after a verdict was announced in the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia. Gosnell was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder of babies that were born alive and then killed with scissors, along with a fourth count of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of a patient and hundreds of other counts related to violations of Pennsylvania’s abortion laws.
“We can take solace today that justice has been served, and that the monstrous crimes committed by Dr. Gosnell will not go unpunished. The conviction of this murderer is an example of our judicial system working to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us. This case is a solemn reminder that we must remain vigilant in the cause of protecting life, and I will continue to fight to oppose an abortion regime that is complicit in the murder of unborn and newborn babies,” said Rokita.
Last month, Rokita spoke on the House floor in protest of the lack of mainstream media coverage of the Gosnell trial. In his remarks, Rokita cited the many illegal late-term abortions performed by the clinic, as well as the many post-birth murders described in testimony during the trial (those remarks can be viewed or read by clicking here). Along with other members of the House of Representatives, Rokita also sent letters to the heads of ABC, CBS, and NBC News demanding that they report on the Gosnell trial, as well as other high-profile abortion controversies.
6th District – Congressman Luke Messer
Jennifer and I share the heartbreak and outrage of so many Americans toward the crimes committed by Dr. Gosnell in Philadelphia.
Our nation’s founding fathers recognized that we are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights. Chief among them is the right to life and the recognition that every life is precious and deserving of dignity.
We must keep working and praying so we will once again be a nation that recognizes the fundamental right to life.