Tags: reid | gosnell | abortion | legal

Harry Reid: Gosnell Case Shows Why Abortion Should Stay Legal

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 05:51 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell proves that abortion should remain safe and legal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

Gosnell was convicted Monday in Philadelphia of three counts of murder for killing babies who had been born alive during botched abortions. He was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison without parole.

"What led to these convictions of murder of this man is the fact that people have been pushed back into these holes to do something that's legal," Reid said.

Reid responded to reporters' questions about the efforts of Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to outlaw abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy in the District of Columbia, Politico reports. Similar efforts have gained ground in conservative states.

Reid said he opposes that and other laws to make access to abortion more restrictive.

Reid seemed to indicate that efforts to limit access to abortion were to blame for Gosnell's actions.

"To keep pushing these clinics back into situations where we wind up like this is wrong," Reid said. "I think that no matter how you stand on the issue of abortion, people who make that decision should do it and not have to be worried about infections and some butcher like this doing the bad things that they did. It should be in a place that is clean and sterile and have people who know what they’re doing and care about what they do."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ben Carson: Race Relations Have Worsened Under Obama

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 14:57 PM

Renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson believes that race relations in the United States have worsened during President Obama’ . . .

Mars Project Aims to Raise Money for Space Exploration

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 14:50 PM

"Scotty" won't be involved, but nearly 90,000 space-hopeful earthlings will be "beamed up" to the Red Planet Friday in  . . .

US Troops Played Key Role in Yemen Rescue Mission

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 13:52 PM

A senior defense official says U.S. special operations forces and Yemeni counterterrorism troops rescued eight hostages  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved