Seventy-two House Members, including a number from the House Energy & Commerce and Judiciary Committees (including Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)), sent a letter last week to the leaders of the NBC, ABC, and CBS networks critical of their previous lack of coverage of the high-profile Gosnell abortion court case. Led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the lawmakers declared, “[W]e see no excuse for your failure to report these stories other than blatant media bias. There is nothing ‘politically incorrect’ about reporting the negative impacts of abortion on women and children.”
Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider, is on trial for killing four babies who survived abortions and a woman who died after an overdose of pain killer.
• Find this letter to NBC, ABC, and CBS.
• Find more about the Gosnell case here and related letters here and here from House Judiciary
and Energy & Commerce Committee leaders to state governments on the subject of
monitoring abortion centers.
By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations
Published: May 10, 2013