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Public Statements

Protecting the Innocent

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. FINCHER. Mr. Speaker, I'm heartbroken as I've heard more about Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia medical practice during the past few weeks.

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.

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