Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) commended House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) for urging state attorneys general and state health officials to provide additional information about the regulation of abortion clinics and prosecution of related crimes:
"We have all watched with horror as the atrocities allegedly committed by Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell have been revealed during his ongoing trial for the murder of four babies, allegedly causing the death of one woman, and hundreds of other criminal counts. The fact that Gosnell evaded the law for so long has raised issues about whether these clinics are being adequately inspected, and when violations of the law are discovered, whether those are being prosecuted. I commend Chairmen Goodlatte and Upton and their committee members for seeking answers to these questions in letters sent to attorneys general and state health officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia today. We look forward to receiving responses to these inquiries."