Pro-Life Groups Rally to Stop More Kermit Gosnells, Ban Late-Term Abortions
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 6/5/13 1:49 PM
A new coalition of pro-life groups is banding together to hold state and federal officials accountable for enforcing existing laws that could have been used in Pennsylvania to stop abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell.
They also want new laws in place — including a federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks — that would stop late-term abortions like the gruesome abortion procedure Gosnell used that resulted in snipping the necks of babies born alive. LifeNews is a member of the Stop the Gosnells coalition.
The Susan B. Anthony List is the diving force behind the Stop the Gosnells coalition and it says the groups are working together to urge Congress and state legislatures to take immediate action to address the lack of oversight and brutal practices occurring in the late-term abortion industry. SBA says the coalition will be dedicated to exposing the horrors of late-term abortion most recently exposed by the Gosnell trial and the coalition website at www.StoptheGosnells.com features an action center where grassroots activists can contact their elected representatives to demand action
The initial featured action is to encourage support for Rep. Trent Franks’ nationwide Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect babies nationwide from abortions past 20 weeks gestation. A House subcommittee approved the bill yesterday.
“The abortion industry nationwide is rife with the brutality and abuse revealed during the Kermit Gosnell trial,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “As a nation, we must examine how the scourge of late-term abortion impacts women, children, abortion-industry employees, and our communities. We look forward to seeing these discussions take place and be properly addressed by Congress and the states. The time is ripe to address the questions: what does it mean to truly support women’s health and where do we step in to protect the rights of the most vulnerable?”
“Kermit Gosnell’s horror show gave only a peek into what is happening in abortion clinics across the country. The evidence given by former employees, coupled with the investigative reports from Live Action warrant immediate action by Congress,” said Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America. “We applaud the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees, along with longtime pro-life heroes like Rep. Trent Franks, for examining the oversight and practices of late-term abortions facilities and for seeking to protect women and children.”
“Live Action’s latest investigation, Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry, is exposing the horrifying reality that Kermit Gosnell is not an outlier,” said Lila Rose, president of Live Action. “His gruesome and inhuman practices make for just a typical day at the office inside abortion facilities across America. We urge the public to take immediate action to protect women and children from the Gosnells still at large in our nation.”
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“Despite what Planned Parenthood, NARAL, the ACLU, and other abortion industry lobbyists would have you believe, there surely are more Gosnell-style houses of horror throughout the country. The Stop the Gosnells coalition is dedicated to exposing these atrocities and demanding that Congress take action,” said Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “The many lives lost in that West Philadelphia ‘House of Horrors’ require a response.”
The Stop the Gosnells coalition includes American Principles in Action, And Then There Were None, CatholicVote.org, Concerned Women for America, LifeNews.com, Stand True Ministries, Students for Life of America and the Catholic Association.