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(House of Representatives - April 25, 2013)

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                           THE GOSNELL TRIAL

  (Mr. LANKFORD asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. LANKFORD. In Philadelphia, an abortion clinic murder trial is 
about to go to the jury next week for the death of four children and 
one adult. The one adult was killed by an overdose of drugs that she 
was given during the abortion procedure. The four children represent 
many children that were delivered completely, and then their spinal 
cord was cut while they were outside the womb.
  The defense has said those children would have died anyway. They were 
small. The drugs they had been given would have killed them already in 
the surgical destruction that happened during the actual abortion 
procedure. So those children don't matter. They shouldn't count as a 
murder. They wouldn't have lived anyway.
  I'm going to ask two questions. One is: What is the difference of 3 
feet between delivering a child and snapping their spinal cord or 
killing them in the womb? And the second is: Why would we do this to 
children in the first place?
  I'd love for you to meet Olivia. She goes to high school with my 
daughter. She was born in 1996 at 1 pound, 2 ounces, just over 20 weeks 
at delivery, the very same as these children that were killed that day 
and many days in that Philadelphia abortion clinic.
  We have got to stand for life. We cannot be a Nation that does this 
to our children.



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