May 10, 2013 Print

Take Action: Congress Investigates Abortion Industry Practices

by Bethany Monk

Caution: This article contains graphic content.

Two House committees have launched nationwide investigations to learn what state officials have done to makes sure a Gosnell-type atrocity does not happen in their state.

Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with murdering several newborns and one pregnant woman. A 2011 Grand Jury report found that Gosnell “regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy — and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors.”

“The leaders of these House committees are taking a bold stand for life — for both preborn babies and their mother’s,” said Carrie Gordon Earll, senior director of Issue Analysis for CitizenLink. “The response from state officials will be mixed, based in part on the abortion-related views of the office holders.”

The Energy & Commerce Committee send a letter to public health officials Wednesday requesting information outlining how states regulate and monitor abortion centers “and protect the health and safety of women.” 

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to state attorneys general asking for information about state law’s in place to help prevent “atrocities” similar to the Gosnell case.

Similar abortion industry negligence and brutality is going on across the country.

In fact, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List calls Kermit Gosnell’s case the “tip of the iceberg.”

“Two former employees have blown the whistle on ‘meat market assembly line abortions’ at Planned Parenthood of Delaware,” she explained. “Hollywood-celebrated late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart has been caught on tape calling babies in the womb ‘meat in a crock pot.’ The inhumanity of the abortion industry has never been clearer and now it’s time for America to see how deep this lack of respect for life goes.”

Congress must take action to help protect the rights of children late in pregnancy.

“The few, mere inches that separate a child in the womb from a child outside the womb should never determine whether its intentional ‘demise’ is permitted by law,” Dannenfelser said. “Americans overwhelmingly oppose late-term abortions and the law should follow their instinctive resistance to this dehumanizing and degrading practice.”

Take Action: Support Pro-Life Resolution in U.S. Senate
On May 6, 2013, Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) introduced a resolution calling on Congress and state governments to investigate abortion industry practices that allow illegal activities as well as dangerous and unsanitary conditions. Lee wants Congress to hold hearings on topics including the number of post-viability abortions in the U.S. and how many babies are born alive.

Please contact your two U.S. Senators and ask them to support the Lee resolution and Congressional hearings into the abortion industry.

Read the letter from The Energy & Commerce Committee.

Read the letter from the House Judiciary Committee.

Watch 3801 Lancaster, a documentary following Gosnell’s case and trial.
Warning: Contains graphic images.

Read the “Report of the Grand Jury” in the Gosnell case.
Warning:  Graphic content.

Watch “CitizenLink Report: Exposing the Abortion Industry.”