GOP Rep: Gosnell Case Will End Federal Funding For Abortion

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April 15, 2013 3:47 a.m.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday predicted that the case surrounding Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia medical doctor accused of performing several gruesome late-term abortions, will inspire a call to end federal funding of abortions.

“I think that what you’re going to see with the Gosnell case is people will focus on, yes, the regulations, but also ending federal funding of abortion and that will come back into play,” Blackburn said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Blackburn introduced a bill earlier this year that would sever federal taxpayer funding for the likes of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The Hyde Amendment, originally passed in 1976, bars federal funding of abortions, although exceptions have been attached since then. 

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