Dr. Boozman's Check-up

You may have read about the horrible atrocities surrounding the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia doctor who performed late-term abortions and is on trial for allegedly killing several newborn babies and a patient.

Dr. Gosnell’s alleged actions are unlawful, horrific and unacceptable. That’s why I cosponsored a Senate resolution asking to review public policies that led to these illegal abortion practices and calls on Congress “to investigate and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices.”

We have an obligation to the public to provide oversight to our medical community whether or not we agree with the practice. If this is happening at one abortion clinic it’s possible that is happening at others across the country. We have no way of knowing how widespread this problem is, but we need to correct the policies that failed these women and babies and prevent these dangerous conditions from continuing. Read more about the resolution from the Daily Caller. 

My colleagues and I introduced this resolution Monday and it was set for unanimous passage by that evening, however one Senator blocked it. This is unfortunate because we have the ability to provide oversight on these practices to prevent these tragedies from continuing. 

We need to work to promote an appreciation for the family and for all human life.  I will continue to fight to protect the lives of the unborn.