“Have you ever enforced this law even one time?” Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) asked Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing after referencing abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of three counts of first degree counts murder in the deaths of three babies whose spinal cords were severed after they were born alive.
“I don’t know,” Holder replied.
Franks described how the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, enacted in 2002, “provides that all federal protections … for persons apply to every infant born alive.”
“So will you enforce the Born Alive Infant Protection Act as attorney general, and will you consider carefully what’s happening in clinics across the country like happened in the clinic that Kermit Gosnell ran?” Franks asked.
Holder revealed that not only is he the father of three children, but his wife is an OBGYN, who is “very accomplished in her field,” so he shared “many” of the concerns that Franks had.
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