It took a “House of Horrors” to look at the abortion industry.
By Jeff Bennett
On Wednesday May 8th 2013, members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter to public health officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to examine how each state regulates and monitors abortion clinics and protects the health and safety of women. The stories of atrocity coming from the Kermit Gosnell murder trial prompted the review. Kermit Grosnell has now been charged with the murder of 3 babies that had survived abortions at his clinic and then were later brutally murdered. The case sparked national attention from conservative media and pro-life groups and since the convictions other media and government officials have chimed in as well.
In addition to the murder convictions, Gosnell was found guilty of 21 out of 24 felony counts of illegal abortions beyond the 24 week limit established by law and found guilty on all but 16 of 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the State of Pennsylvania’s 24-hour informed consent law.
Actions taken by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce couldn’t have come too soon. The letter is clear and should usher in responses by most states. In question will be states such as California which doesn’t even require abortion clinics to report how many abortions they commit AND is aggressively taking steps to make abortions in that state easier.