Politico reports that even when the Kermit Gosnell trial is over, the U.S. Senate has ensured it will never truly be over, only coincidentally keeping Gosnell alive as an anti-abortion cudgel for years to come. Know how we’re still talking about the New Black Panthers five years after Obama’s 2008 election? This is kind of the same thing.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced a resolution Monday that calls on the Senate to review abortion policies in wake of the trial for Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion provider charged with first-degree murder for killing four babies and third-degree murder for killing one woman, in addition to other charges.
The resolution is co-signed by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and other Republican senators.
“Congress has the responsibility to investigate and conduct hearings on abortions performed near, at or after viability in the United States, public policies regarding such, and evaluate the extent to which such abortions involve violations of the natural right to life of infants who are born alive or are capable of being born alive, and therefore are entitled to equal protection under the law,” the resolution states.
Lee’s press release adds that the resolution ” is cosponsored by Sens. Toomey (PA), Rubio (FL), Cruz (TX), Inhofe (OK), Scott (SC), Blunt (MO), Burr (NC), Vitter (LA), Johanns (NE), and Boozman (AR).” Guess what: All dudes! C’mon guys! There are four female GOP senators! Couldn’t you have signed one of them up for this? No? Why is that?