Barbara Boxer: Gosnell Horrors No Different Than Problems at Any Clinic

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 8, 2013   |   6:00PM   |   Washington, DC

In a speech today on the Senate floor, pro-abortion Sen. Barbara Boxer of California opposed a resolution calling for hearings on abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell and abortion.

As LifeNews has reported, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading the opposition to the resolution and Boxer joined him on the floor of the Senate today to articulate her opposition.

During the speech, Boxer said the problems at the Gosnell abortion clinic were really no different than problems at any other medical clinic. The comment earned her quick condemnation on Twitter from pro-life advocates.

The Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women’s group, also added:

  Pro-life reporter John McCormack of the Weekly Standard also caught Boxer’s comments.

  McCormack reported that Democrats have offered their own resolution that condemns “horrific practices” at Gosnell’s clinic, but doesn’t specify what was so horrific.



“That it was dirty? Or the infanticide?” he tweeted. “Dem res lumps Gosnell w other docs who engaged in unsanitary practices (and specifies what those practices were).”