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”?
— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) May 6, 2013
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) May 6, 2013