Washington, D.C. — A United States Congresswoman rebuked Barack Obama, state government officials and the American public at large on Wednesday for their lack of outrage over the ongoing practice of abortion, especially in light of the trial of “House of Horrors” abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
“My heart breaks that our country has reached a point where we are all not outraged by a practice that ends a beating heart and takes the lives of the most vulnerable in our society,” Representative Diane Black of Tennessee declared on the House floor as the speaker’s gavel pounded to tell her that time was up. “May God forgive us.”
She noted the many entities responsible for allowing innocent blood to be shed in America, specifically those who kept silent about the murder of newborn babies at Gosnell’s abortion facility, Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia.
“Gosnell didn’t act alone,” Black asserted. “He had a host of silent co-conspirators who referred women to his practice knowing full well of the horrors that went on behind those closed doors. And, meanwhile, the state boards gave Gosnell a free pass for 17 years by failing to inspect his clinic.”
“And when asked about Gosnell’s crime, our president tells us he has ‘no comment,'” she lamented with irritation in her voice. “Where is your outrage, Mr. President? Are you too busy preparing your remarks for tomorrow night’s [Planned Parenthood] fundraising gala?”
As previously reported, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters last week that Obama could not take a position on the Gosnell matter because he cannot comment on legal proceedings.
“I’ll say two things,” Carney said. “One, the president is aware of this. Two, the president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won’t as well.”
Days later, Obama appeared on NBC’s Today Show and was likewise asked to comment on the situation. He responded just as Carney did that he could not make a statement on “an active trial.”
“What I can say is this,” Obama replied. “I think President Clinton said it pretty well when he said abortion should be safe, legal and rare.”
“If an individual carrying out an abortion, operating a clinic or doing anything else is violating medical ethics [or] violating the law, then they should be prosecuted,” he added.
But Black was very vocal in her opposition to Gosnell’s abortion practice on Wednesday. She outlined that she was “outraged and deeply saddened by the heartbreaking story of the [abortionist],” identifying him as “the man currently on trial for the murder of eight people, seven of which were newborns who were killed after surviving late-term botched abortions in his ‘House of Horrors’ clinic.”
Like Black, a number of other federal Congressmen also recently spoke out against Gosnell and the abortion industry in general during a special Congressional session organized to expose the notorious abortionist.
“The astounding reality is that Dr. Gosnell’s methods of killing babies who survive abortions are commonly used in clinics across the nation,” declared 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.”