Rep. King: 'Gosnell Is an Evil and Merciless Man, and His Punishment Is Now Due'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 13, 2013 | 6:20 PM EDT

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) today said the murder convictions of abortionist Kermit Gosnell were just - and have "changed the abortion conversation" in America.

"Today's verdict is the right one, and justice will likely be served," said King. "Gosnell is an evil and merciless man, and his punishment is now due.

"More significantly, however, the Gosnell case has illuminated the abortion debate in this country. The jury made clear that accelerating a baby's birth to kill them is murder. Now, is it murder to kill them at the same stage of life without first inducing labor? Is a baby only a life when out of the womb? Is human life determined by location? As of today, there is even more precedent that a baby's life is a sacred as any of ours. Human life is sacred in all of its forms."

"This verdict will cut through the euphemistic sound bites and demagoguery the Left hurls out in its relentless justification of abortion.

"The Gosnell trial has changed the abortion conversation, and when spoken about on the floor of Congress, the dais of the High Court, around the dinner table or the operating table, everyone will remember that there are two patients with heartbeats."

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