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From Heritage.org, , May 13, 2014 – 

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, center, gets escorted to a van leaving the Criminal Justice Center after getting convicted on three counts of first degree murder on Monday, May 13, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) (Newscom TagID: krtphotoslive617003.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, center, gets escorted to a van leaving the Criminal Justice Center after getting convicted on three counts of first degree murder on Monday, May 13, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) (Newscom TagID: krtphotoslive617003.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the conviction of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty of murdering living babies after botched abortion procedures. Justice was served in that courtroom on May 13, 2013, but it is appalling to see Americans barred from debating this vital health issue on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

A stalled Senate bill with 40 co-sponsors, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, would limit abortions in the United States after 20 weeks – the point at which studies have shown the unborn child has the ability to feel pain. The House passed a similar measure in June of last year, and several states have enacted their own version of the law.

But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn’t bringing it to the floor for debate.

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