Rep. Chris Smith: 'If Gosnell had shot Seven Infants with an AR-15 it would be National News'

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Thanks to conservative new media, the Kermit Gosnell trial is finally part of the national dialog. But before the mainstream press got around to doing their job, ten congressmen took to the floor of the House to protest the lack of media attention being paid to the horrifying story. One such congressman, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), contrasted the abortionist’s trial to another ongoing narrative that the media covers obsessively: gun control. “If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing,” said Smith, a member of the House pro-life caucus.

LifeSiteNews reports that Smith accused the national media of almost uniformly discounting the trial of the abortionist who allegedly snipped the spinal cords of babies who were born alive during abortion procedures in his clinic. Smith referred to the media’s decision to ignore the trial as a deliberate “cover-up.”

“Will the decades-long major national news media cover-up of the brutality—and violence—of abortion methods ever end?” asked Smith. “Will Americans ever be told the horrifying details as to how—and how often—abortionists dismember, decapitate, and chemically poison innocent babies?”

Smith went on to ask, “Murdering newborns in the abortion clinic, it seems to me, is indistinguishable from any other child predator wielding a knife or a gun. Why isn’t that child seen as a patient in need of medical care, warmth, nutrition and dare I say—love?”

Testimony in the Gosnell trial, that has included descriptions of gruesome acts of beheadings, abuse, death, and body parts of babies in jars, has led to the abortionist’s clinic being labeled a “house of horrors.”

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