(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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[Pages H2377-H2378]
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                        PROTECTING THE INNOCENT

  (Mr. FINCHER asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. FINCHER. Mr. Speaker, I'm heartbroken as I've heard more about 
Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia medical practice during the past few 

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The brutal method Dr. Gosnell used to ensure death from a botched 
abortion, severing the spinal cord of a baby born alive, is disgusting. 
I pray we are all shocked and disturbed by what has been revealed about 
abortion during this trial.
  While Dr. Gosnell stands trial, there are more than a million babies 
who die from abortion each year in the United States. That's almost two 
times more deaths than caused by cancer in the U.S. every year and two 
times more than heart disease.
  Abortion is taking an innocent life, and we have to stand against it. 
Life is precious. Children are precious. People talk about choice when 
we talk about abortion. I encourage more Americans to choose life and 
protect the most innocent in our Nation.