Rep. Blackburn: Gosnell Verdict 'Indictment of the Abortion Industry,' 'Wakeup Call for Congress'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 13, 2013 | 5:20 PM EDT

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today reacted to the guilty verdict that was handed down in the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty on at least three first degree murder counts.

"Today is a sad day. It has now been proven that Kermit Gosnell put a price tag on innocent human life and perpetrated merciless violence against women and babies," said Blackburn.

"Gosnell's conviction is not only an indictment of the abortion industry at large, but it's also a wakeup call for Congress to re-evaluate the inhuman conditions and the late-term abortion attitudes and practices which have recently come to light in many states.

"No one -- not the President, Planned Parenthood, nor the mainstream media -- can say Congress shouldn't move forward with prompt legislation to protect women and children from further Gosnell-like violence and destruction."

Gosnell is the Philadelphia abortionist who faced 258 total counts and charges including infanticide, racketeering, selling third-trimester abortions, and failure to follow 24-hour waiting periods.

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