FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2013
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
Dannenfelser Calls on Congress to Protect Babies From Gruesome Late-Term Abortion
Washington, D.C. ─ Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a national pro-life organization, affirmed the verdict against Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, found guilty of the murder of three newborn children. The SBA List called on Congress to take action to address the inhumanity revealed in the late-term abortion industry and protect children inside and outside the womb from late-term abortion.
The SBA List has compiled an initial fact sheet on abortion industry negligence and brutality occurring nationwide.
“The greatest tragedy is that Kermit Gosnell is not alone. Exploitation of women and complete disregard for their health and well-being are problems endemic to the entire abortion industry,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “There are numerous examples of negligence and even death in abortion facilities across the country. Now is the moment to realize that abortion is neither safe, nor rare. Abortion is a brutal, painful procedure, both for the child that it kills and the woman that it wounds. We must protect children both inside and outside the womb who experience unspeakable pain from abortion. Congress must address its role in protecting nationwide the human rights of children.
“Legislation to ban late-term abortions in the nation’s capital, as well as the recent action taken to investigate abortion industry oversight across the country are the vital first steps. But Congress should not and must not stop there. The few inches that separate a child in the womb from a child outside the womb should never determine whether its intentional ‘demise’ is permitted by law or whether a ‘right’ to kill it no longer exists. Americans overwhelmingly oppose late-term abortions and the law should follow their instinctive resistance to this dehumanizing and degrading practice.”
The Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.