Ten GOP senators cosponsor resolution condemning Kermit Gosnell

They deserve a vote.

Ten senators have cosponsored a resolution that would direct Congress and the states to “gather information about and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices and the interstate referral of women and girls to facilities engaged in dangerous or illegal second- and third-trimester procedures.” Media Matters might have predicted that the Fox News special “See No Evil” would do nothing more than characterize Kermit Gosnell as a typical abortion provider, but the real effect was to reveal multiple failures of oversight that allowed Gosnell to commit atrocities for decades.

The resolution is cosponsored by Sens. Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, James Inhofe, Tim Scott, Roy Blunt, Richard Burr, David Vitter, Mike Johanns and John Boozman.

Does the resolution have any chance, especially considering the inclusion of language such as, “Women and children in the United States deserve better than the 56,145,920 abortions that have been performed in the United States since the Supreme Court rulings in Roe v. Wade” and “there is substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain at 20 weeks after fertilization”?

  • waltermitty2012

    Come on, Senate Dems, say something. There must at least one of you who is as outraged as the rest of us. The only thing you have to lose is a few rating points from NARAL.

    • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

      They support Gosnell, that’s why none of them have come out and condemned what he’s done.

      • Jeremy

        yeah their silence tells what they think

    • Elaine

      Funny, they say this is not about abortion? What was he running, a laundry service?

  • independentjones

    Absolutely! They deserve a vote! This (the Gosnell abomination) is where Moral Relativism leads … there can be no other eventuality. We need to prevent this from happening elsewhere.

  • Squirrel!

    Squee!! My current Senator as well as my former Senator from my home state are both on this resolution! Go guys!! Glad this is receiving recognition by some in the Senate in an attempt to address these atrocities.

  • APW

    Well, noting the outrageous number of abortions since Roe v Wade was enacted is asking for a big fight from the dems, but I applaud the effort anyway.

  • Bemani Dog

    Now if only Sen. Rubio will drop the amnesty bill…

  • Clayton Grant

    Baby Boy C deserves a vote. Baby Girl A deserves a vote. Karnamaya Mongar deserves a vote!

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Good for them, finally gaining some traction on this. It also shows the gun control people that we can use current events to our advantage also.

  • LinTaylor

    Now we just watch for the people who vote against this resolution and ask their constituents “Is this really the kind of person you want in charge?”

  • Peyton

    And where is Cornyn on this?

    • nc

      And Rand Paul?

      • Peyton


  • Harry A

    while i support this in principle, i cant help but think that this is really the sort of stuff that appeals are won on, they should wait until he is found guilty in my humble opinion. i can see a defence lawyer now saying he couldn’t get a fair trail when the US Senate already voted to condemn him. let the legal process finish first.

    • Creekredman

      Harry A. You either support the life of the mother & child or you don’t. This is not a fence issue. If you think Gosnell is alone, think again. Please Read the grand jury report, watch the undercover videos of Lila Rose but esp. watch PPH in Florida advocating the death of American Citizens after birth. Same stance as Pres. Obama. What did our President say after Newtown “If we can save one child’s life, Gun control will be worth it.” Yet 1.5 MILLION American babies are sacrificed on the alter of abortion each year! Every 94 seconds an American Child is murdered by abortion. Take the time, what are you or I doing within those 94 seconds. Our President went to PPH gala & asked God to Bless their work. Side note: the PPH gala was called “THE RIGHT TO SHOES”. THE 336,000+ BABIES PPH MURDERED LAST YEAR WILL NEVER WEAR SHOES THEIR RIGHT TO WEAR SHOES WAS VICIOUSLY TAKEN FROM THEM.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394540834 Michael Anderson

        Harry didn’t say he’s on the fence, he said the possibility of adding an argument for a mistrial worries him. That’s pretty much the opposite of being on the fence.

        I understand its hard to think rationally when we consider the horrors in that butcher’s shop, but there is now the possibility to do significant damage to the pro death camp and we need to take the long view. That means the trial is handled perfectly, we pretend the monster is human and we do all we can not to give excuses to let him off the hook.

      • shimauma

        I’m with Harry on this one. While I appreciate someone in gub’mint standing up for the rights of the unborn, I gotta say they need to not spend my taxpayer time and money on something that hasn’t been resolved yet. We all know Gosnell murdered babies, but unless we go back to lynch mobs, that monster is getting due process, with or without senate condemnation. I’d be more impressed if the Senate would write a bill that would outlaw baby killing entirely, and leave Gosnell’s name out of it.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      This is a critical trial for the future of abortion in this country. It’s got to go right.
      I would hope that the fact that the resolution came after the jury was deliberating would help defend against that appeal. However given that the lawyer is looking for a mistrial based on the Fox documentary I suspect he’ll ask for one because of this.

  • Garth Haycock

    Only 10?

  • Axelgreaser

    THEY HOLD A FINGER TO THE WIND. Isn’t that the way with politicians though? “10 top Senators condemn Kermit Gosnell!” Really! And yet, many murders later, including the collateral damage of several women, it was politicians and the State inspections and licensing people who turned their backs and averted their eyes from Gosnell’s baby murdering mill. Of course the winds of change have, well, judging by ‘ten top fingers’ thrust into the air, have changed. Now riteous indignation is the order of the day. Those crumby politicians are the same ones who have been making a mess of our lives since 2009. They should go down with Gosnell whose trial has become more about ‘race’ (surprise) and ‘confusing’ signals from politicians and ‘helping the poor.’ These ‘ten top fingers’ certainly took no action to stop him and the vile Obama Press only scantly covered what should have been the trial of the century, kicking a screaming after being admonished by social media apparently the last bastion of real press or a collective of bloggers and Tweeter’s who still care enough to stop an outrage.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    FIFTY SIX MILLION! Imagine how many died like Dr. Gosnell would have killed/aborted them over the last FORTY YEARS! If that’s the case, Roe V. Wade should be outlawed UNTIL (and ONLY UNTIL) abortions are safe, rare, and carried out by professionals… WAIT! I’m against that, too! Fifty Six Million… Most of those could have been Democrat voters, given they were done in Big cities with lots of Democrats in charge…And think of how many more OWS protesters there would be to make fun of! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • © Sponge

    All this clamoring for a national gun registry…..How about a national abortion registry? I want to know who has such little value for human life so I can keep my kids away from them……FOR THE CHILDREN.

  • thehappyhedgehog

    Of course conservatives think women and children deserve better… as long as it doesn’t cost them a nickle of their precious, precious money.

  • Linda http://omega57.wordpress

    This is about clean up, better oversight and not breaking exsisting laws. As a minimum raise the health and sanitation standards then enforce them is a worthy goal. Really, who could be against cleaning up this industry? People who war on women and do not value human life maybe? It is a stand and I applaud each senator for this.

    • shimauma

      Sadly, I think it’s kind of a waste of time. If you raise any standards on any health procedure, it means gub’mint involvement: that is paying some bureaucrap to spend his/her time inspecting these murder clinics, using my tax money. Any woman who is willing to murder her baby at any level of her preganancy deserves whatever consequences she gets going to one of those places.