(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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  (Mr. LANKFORD asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. LANKFORD. Mr. Speaker, in a historic red brick building in 
Philadelphia, a man and his staff performed thousands of abortions 
under horrid conditions, which has led to a murder trial which is 
currently under way for seven children and one adult. Some children 
were torn apart with surgical instruments in the womb. Some mothers 
were given abortion-inducing drugs and were seated on a toilet until 
they delivered their baby into that toilet. Other women had their labor 
induced; and when they delivered, an assistant flipped the baby over 
and used the scissors to cut their spinal cord.
  The horrific murder of innocent children was repeated over and over 
again in the clinic; but amazingly enough, only the children fully out 
of the womb are considered murder victims. Can someone explain to me 
how the children of the same age, size, and development, who were still 
in the womb when they were torn to pieces by surgical instruments, are 
not victims of murder, but those who were delivered and then their 
spinal cord was cut three feet from their mother are victims of murder?
  I will never understand the strained logic that says if a child is 
killed where you cannot see them in the womb, it's choice; but if you 
kill that child in the daylight, it's murder.