Washington D.C., May 9, 2013 / 16:30 pm
Amid the on-going trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding answers from state officials about the regulation of abortion facilities.
"We presume that each of you, upon learning of the failures highlighted by the Gosnell trial, have considered what your state governments are doing to ensure that similar crimes could not be perpetrated in your state," the House Judiciary Committee wrote in a May 7 letter to the 50 states' attorneys general.
"We too have an obligation to find out whether newborn infants…are being denied their most basic civil rights."
The congressmen continued, saying they are trying to discover if state and local governments are unable to protect newborns from murder after failed abortion attempts because of "legal or financial obstacles that are within the federal government's power to address."