WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and eight others in introducing a resolution Monday calling on the Senate to investigate and conduct hearings on public policies that led to the illegal abortion practices of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and to correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices.
“What took place at Gosnell’s clinic is abhorrent, and no one – no matter his or her position on abortion – should sit quietly and allow such unsanitary and dangerous practices to continue in our nation,” Inhofe said. “Gosnell’s careless management and his use of uneducated and unlicensed staff to terminate pregnancies well into the second and third trimester put innumerous lives at risk. Our government has a moral and constitutional responsibility to protect the sanctity of life. This resolution would require the Senate to look into our current public policies on abortion for any solution to prevent such lack of oversight and unconscionable practices in the future.”
A copy of the legislation can be viewed by clicking here.
Sen. Inhofe recognizes that life begins at conception, and throughout his time in office, Inhofe has authored and cosponsored numerous bills during his time in public service to support the pro-life cause and strengthen opportunities for adoptions both domestically and internationally. In the 113th Congress, Inhofe has cosponsored the following pieces of pro-life legislation:
- S. 154 – Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Act (PROTECT Act), legislation to ban any taxpayer dollars in the “Multi-State Plan” plans created under ObamaCare from covering elective abortions, with exceptions for rape, incest, and life of the mother.
- S. 356 – Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2013, legislation to ensure that women who seek an abortion are fully aware and informed of the pain their unborn child will experience during the procedure.
- S. 369 – The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, legislation to make it a crime to knowingly transport a minor across a state line with the intent that minor obtain an abortion.