Washington D.C., Jun 17, 2013 / 16:10 pm
The U.S. bishops' point man on pro-life issues is calling on federal legislators to support a bill that would ban late-term abortions after unborn children are able to feel pain.
"(O)ur citizens were deeply shaken by the revelations of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's actions that led to his being convicted of murder and other crimes committed in the course of providing abortions," Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston said in a June 14 letter to U.S. representatives.
"This tragic circumstance led many Americans to realize that our permissive laws and attitudes have allowed the abortion industry to undertake these procedures. All decent and humane people are repulsed by the callous and barbarous treatment of women and children in Gosnell's clinic, and in other clinics that abort children after 20 weeks."
Gosnell, an abortionist in Philadelphia, drew media attention when he was recently convicted of murdering several babies who survived his abortions. The trial unveiled a filthy clinic with numerous health code violations and poor treatment of women.