(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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                           THE GOSNELL TRIAL

  (Mr. STUTZMAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. STUTZMAN. Mr. Speaker, Kermit Gosnell is a real-life Hannibal 
Lecter. Gosnell operated an abortion clinic that severed the necks of 
hundreds of babies and stuffed their bodies into freezers, plastic 
bags, and cat-food tins. Soon, a jury in Pennsylvania will decide his 
  Mr. Speaker, the Gosnell case must give us a moment of reflection. 
Have 40 years of abortion on demand seared our national conscience and 
given us a false refuge behind euphemisms like ``choice''?
  More than 3,000 unborn children die in abortion clinics every day in 
this country. While none of these deaths attract the headlines of the 
Gosnell case, each loss is a tragedy. Each of these defenseless babies 
is just as innocent as Gosnell's victims, just as human as you and I, 
and just as precious as our own children.
  There is no moral distinction between killing a baby 5 minutes after 
birth or ending her life 5 minutes or even 5 days before delivery.
  In the coming weeks, more questions will be asked: Who referred 
patients to Gosnell's house of horrors, and what can be learned from 
these atrocities?
  Today, we all ought to re-examine our national conscience.