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Several members of Congress responded to Monday’s verdict.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said, “The crimes Gosnell committed against the most innocent and vulnerable among us are unconscionable and have shocked us to our core. We must ensure this never happens again.”

Goodlatte, along with Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, last week sent letters to all 50 state attorneys general asking them to report on their efforts to prevent infanticide and late-term abortion.

But even tightly regulated facilities and spruced up exam rooms won’t help unborn babies too young to be protected by state laws. In light of the Gosnell verdict, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., asked where the nation’s outrage was for the other millions of unborn victims: “Some abortionists may have cleaner sheets than Gosnell, and better sterilized equipment and better trained accomplices, but what they do—what Gosnell did—kill babies and hurt women—is the same.”

Daniel James Devine
Daniel James Devine

Daniel is managing editor of WORLD Magazine and lives in Indiana. Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanJamDevine.


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