(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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                           THE GOSNELL TRIAL

  (Mr. ROSS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ROSS. Mr. Speaker, every day, over 3,200 children are aborted in 
this great country, the same country that is called the land of the 
free and the home of the brave. This isn't just unacceptable; it's a 
horrific tragedy.
  And my heart goes out to all women who feel that abortion is the only 
option. God made them special and made their children special too. 
These children aren't free and will never have the option to be brave.
  Currently, in Philadelphia, Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor, is on 
trial for multiple counts of murder. One count is for a woman who died 
during an abortion at his clinic.
  The horrific findings in Mr. Gosnell's clinic serve as just one more 
devastating wake-up call. As a country, we should work to protect 
everyone, including women and children.
  When will we be bold enough to enact serious changes?
  These children are precious and are truly gifts. We should not use 
any taxpayer dollars to fund abortion. And I also believe that we 
should prohibit abortions for unborn babies who are more than 20 weeks 
old in-utero, which is why I recently cosponsored the District of 
Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.