Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) released this statement following the conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell for the murder of three babies in his Philadelphia abortion clinic:
"Today, justice was served in Philadelphia. Each and every human life is precious, and murdering an innocent baby for the sake of convenience or profit is horribly, horribly wrong.
Our Nation has been gripped by a culture of violence, in which human life has been cheapened and dignity lost. Our Nation kills innocent babies still in the womb, guns down school children, treats women as a commodity, and shoves aside the elderly -- all because we consider ourselves more important than any fellow human being.
To quote Thomas Jefferson, "God, Who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.'"