Gosnell Verdict Is Victory for Women

Monday, 13 May 2013 05:25 PM

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The guilty verdict in the case of Dr. Kermitt Gosnell's "House of Horrors" is a victory for women and babies across America

Justice is served with this verdict, but injustice will continue unless we end abortion in this country. Gosnell is not the only abortionist who killed mothers and their babies. He was just the one who got caught. Now we have to turn out attention to charging, trying, and ultimately convicting others like him.

Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder related to three babies he attempted to abort in his Philadelphia abortion clinic. He was also convicted of death by involuntary manslaughter in connection with adult patient Karnamaya Mongar, who died from drug complications during her abortion procedure in Gosnell’s den.

On Tuesday, I will join Star Parker of CURE and Day Gardner of the National Black Prolife Union, Catherine Davis, and other African-American leaders of the National Black Prolife Coalition in Washington, D. C. for a press conference and briefing on the case.

We will be discussing “Abortion and the impact on Black America . . . is there a Gosnell in your community?” We believe that Gosnell isn’t an exception, and that there are horrors happening in abortion facilities all across America.

There are insufficient regulations to regulate abuses among abortionists, not to mention  the strong-arm lobbying efforts of Planned Parenthood and other abortion advocates who allow people like Gosnell to operate with impunity in the shadow of Roe v. Wade.

Abortion by coercion should also be thoroughly investigated and outlawed. For instance, in the Gosnell situation, there is a case of a teenage girl who claims to have been forcibly taken to Gosnell’s clinic and held down during her traumatic abortion.

This is part of an overall dehumanization of women and children — not just across the globe, but right here in the U.S. This issue has been swept under the rug for far too long.

When I made this connection earlier today at a conference on human trafficking in Atlanta, I encountered some pushback from the audience, but was very encouraged to hear "amen" from some brave souls.

There is a connection between racism, abortion and human trafficking in this country, and those dots are connectable.

Gosnell is the tip of the iceberg. Let’s just pray that the Gosnell conviction will spark more justice for women and babies in America as time goes by.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.

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