Today Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) issued the following statement in reaction to the guilty verdict that was handed down in the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist who faced 258 counts and charges including infanticide, racketeering, selling third-trimester abortions and failure to follow 24-hour waiting periods:
"Today's first degree murder conviction of Dr. Gosnell shows there is hope. Hope that we can change our culture that accepts such actions. Hope that we can save little babies that bring so much love and joy to our lives. The jury members put politics aside and came to the conclusion that Dr. Gosnell had murdered these innocent babies. It is my hope that folks educate themselves on what Dr. Gosnell was doing and fight in their communities to save the lives of so many precious babies."
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of three of the four first-degree murder charges for killing innocent babies. Last week, Congressman Fincher introduced H. Res. 206, a resolution calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to review public policies that led to the illegal abortion practices, such as those of Dr. Gosnell.