Laura Seitz, Deseret News
U.S. Senator Mike Lee speaks to the editor of the Deseret News at the Deseret News office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

WASHINGTON — Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) shared the following statement regarding the verdict in the Kermit Gosnell case:

"This case has always been about more than one man. Its about an unaccountable industry that for too long has preyed upon the vulnerable and the innocent. We must take steps in coming months and years to end the decades of corruption and violence in America's late-term abortion industry. Whatever our views on abortion rights, we can all agree no one has the right to operate an unsanitary, unsafe abortion clinic, and government at all levels has a compelling interest in protecting innocent women and children from anyone who would."

Senator Lee will discuss this case today at 6:00pm ET on Fox News with Bret Baier.