May 13, 2013
Late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty on three counts of murder, was allowed to maintain his “house of horrors” style abortion clinic with no oversight. He mutilated women and fully developed pre-born babies in what the Grand Jury report identified as a “regulatory collapse.” Pro-abortion advocates have long resisted any regulations on abortion clinics, claiming they would hinder “women’s health.” This gruesome situation highlights the need for regulations to protect women’s health.
Two different Committees of the House of Representatives have sprung into action to ensure that such a “regulatory collapse” does not occur again.
Last week, the House Judiciary Committee sent this letter to all 50 state attorneys general asking questions about efforts to protect the civil rights of newborns and their mothers. State officials have until June 1 to provide responses to questions presented by the committee as well as copies of official written procedures or guidance that relate to the gathering of information on, or the prosecuting of, newborn homicides.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent this similar letter to health officials in all 50 states asking questions about the licensing and monitoring of abortion clinics. State officials have until May 22 to provide information relating to 7 different, in-depth inquiries from the Committee.
We need you to take a moment and e-mail your State Attorney General’s office to urge them to answer the Congressional Committee’s requests and to do all they can to ensure that abortion clinics maintain proper health standards.