(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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                           THE GOSNELL TRIAL

  (Mr. SCALISE asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to raise awareness about the trial 
that's going on in Philadelphia.
  Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial right now for the murder of at least 
four babies who were born alive as a result of a botched abortion, as 
well as a mother who was murdered during the process of an abortion at 
the hands of Dr. Gosnell.
  Now, just a few days ago, more than 70 Members of Congress sent a 
letter to the heads of the three major networks asking why they're not 
giving fair coverage to this trial. I think we all recognize if Dr. 
Gosnell used an AK-47 instead of a scalpel, the media coverage would 
rival a natural disaster. Yet barely a peep comes from the mainstream 
media because it happened to be an abortion doctor who was actually 
performing abortions.
  This is one of those untold stories in our country that we all need 
to stand up for, Mr. Speaker. That's why we're here today. We're going 
to continue to stand up for the lives of the unborn and for their