U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita today released the following statement after a verdict was announced in the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia. Gosnell was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder of babies that were born alive and then killed with scissors, along with a fourth count of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of a patient and hundreds of other counts related to violations of Pennsylvania's abortion laws.
"We can take solace today that justice has been served, and that the monstrous crimes committed by Dr. Gosnell will not go unpunished. The conviction of this murderer is an example of our judicial system working to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us. This case is a solemn reminder that we must remain vigilant in the cause of protecting life, and I will continue to fight to oppose an abortion regime that is complicit in the murder of unborn and newborn babies," said Rokita.