Arrest of Philly Abortionist and Eight Co-Workers Is Indictment of Abortion Industry – Fr. Pavone

Priests for Life

Publication Date: January 20, 2011

Staten Island, NY – Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement upon the arrest of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, his wife, and eight co-workers on eight counts of murder.  The arrests followed a lengthy investigation revealing what a grand jury found to be a “criminal enterprise” that involved “routinely and deliberately” killing babies born alive.


“Having dealt for 30 years with the abortion industry and abortionists, both practicing and converted, I am not in the least surprised by this development, and neither should the American people be surprised. This is happening every day across America,” Father Pavone said.


“If you read the medical textbook Abortion Practice and the sworn court testimony in which abortionists describe the procedure, you will read about how babies are dismembered limb from limb every day legally in America.


“There is a silver lining to the cloud of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, namely, that we will finally wake up to what is happening. It is the norm and not the exception.”


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