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.
Barbara Boxer refuses to condemn #Gosnell: abortionist whose staff said it was “standard practice” 2 “snip” necks of live babies. #prolife
— Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) May 8, 2013
The Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life women’s group, also added:
Sen. Boxer says some deaths r preventable: What about pain-capable babies whose death wld have been legal if only inside the womb? #gosnell — Susan B Anthony List (@SBAList) May 8, 2013
Pro-life reporter John McCormack of the Weekly Standard also caught Boxer’s comments.
Sen. Boxer now comparing Gosnell to other doctors who exposed patients to disease through unsanitary practices. — John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) May 8, 2013
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.
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“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).”