Washington, D.C. — Ten United States Congressmen participated a special session this week aimed at drawing awareness to the murder trial of a notorious Philadelphia abortionist, as well as the evils of the abortion industry.
The session was led by Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey, and was an effort to combat the failure of the mainstream media to cover the trial.
“If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing,” he declared on the House floor. “Will the decades-long major national news media cover-up of the brutality and violence of abortion methods ever end? Will Americans ever be told the horrifying details as to how—and how often—abortionists dismember, decapitate, and chemically poison innocent babies?”
As previously reported, abortionist Kermit Gosnell is facing seven counts of first degree murder for the deaths of babies who were believed to have been killed after their birth, as well as one count of third degree murder for the death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old woman who died during an abortion. Over 30 other charges have also been leveled against the abortionist.
While Gosnell’s trial has been underway the past several weeks, featuring gruesome details from employees who admit that it was protocol at the facility to kill newborn babies by “snipping” their spinal cords, many believe that the mainstream media has been largely silent about the issue. In addition to online efforts to draw more attention to the “House of Horrors” run by Gosnell, a number of Congressmen from across the country desired to make their voice heard in the nation’s capital.
“Mr. Speaker, Kermit Gosnell is a predator who must be publicly exposed and openly denounced,” proclaimed Representative Merlin Stutzman of Indiana. “And that’s why I come to the floor—to bring attention to this case [so] that the American people are informed of it, aware of it, and realize the acts that are happening within our own country.”
“For years, Kermit Gosnell operated a factory of death … just across the street from a church,” lamented Representative Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania. “We should always remember that abortion is the most violent death known to humankind. … Abortion is violence against the unborn; it is also violence against women.”
“We ignore the tiniest human life at great peril, because as Gosnell demonstrates, flippancy for life creeps from the infant to the adult,” he added. “We must protect all life, no matter how small or at what stage.”
“The astounding reality is that Dr. Gosnell’s methods of killing babies who survive abortions are commonly used in clinics across the nation,” asserted Representative Roger Williams of Texas. “Similar deadly actions have taken the lives of over 1 million unborn children each year in the United States.”
“This is a violent act that is unjustifiable,” he continued. “I am a firm believer that every human being is created in God’s own image. Every life is precious, and we have an obligation to protect life at every stage. It’s time we get rid of this gruesome procedure once and for all.”
Others that spoke on the House floor included Keith Rothfus and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Harris of Maryland, Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, John Fleming of Louisiana and Scott Garrett of New Jersey. The special session lasted for nearly an hour.
Gosnell’s trial resumes in Philadelphia on Monday. He could face the death penalty if convicted.