Black Pro-Lifers: Race No Defense to Gosnell Snipping Babies’ Necks
by Steven Ertelt | Philadelphia, PA | LifeNews.com | 3/22/13 11:49 AM
Black pro-life leaders are upset that the attorney for Kermit Gosnell is using his race, as an African-American, as a defense for the abortion practitioner against multiple charges that he killed babies by “snipping” their necks and spinal cords.
They say they are upset the defense attorney for the Philadelphia abortionist, whose abortion clinic earned the title “Gosnell’s House of Horrors,” has tried to reduce Gosnell’s charges to “prosecutorial lynching.”
In his opening arguments, defense lawyer Jack McMahon called the case “elitist” and “racist,” and charged the trail is coming from prosecutors trying to “put Mayo clinic standards into a West Philadelphia clinic.”
Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, tells LifeNews this strategy is an insult to the babies he slaughtered, the women he maimed and killed, the African Community at large and the human race. She says it is Gosnell who is elitist and definitely racist.
“Don’t Black women and babies deserve Mayo Clinic standards?” said Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life. You sir, are being elitist and racist to suggest that we do not. We reject the notion that the black and brown women Gosnell preyed upon deserved less. Your tactics are shameful, outrageous and an affront in the face of God,” the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said.
Day Gardner of the National Black Prolife Coalition also disagrees with Gosnell’s race-based defense.
“Throughout the Holocaust Josef Mengele aka ‘the angel of death’ delighted in killing young children in the most atrocious and gruesome experiments — all in the name of science,” she said.
Gardner added: “Kermit Gosnell, is the Black community’s Mengele because he especially preyed on children of his own race who were fully born — totally free to experience the life and liberty that we are all promised in America. Yet, at that moment of new life — the child in warm hands, breathing air, seeing first light, may have also seen the face of his or her executioner. The only factor of ‘race’ is that Gosnell killed these children because he could. He thought no one would really care — after all, it’s just one more Black child — dead in Philadelphia.”
Catherine Davis, Founder and President of the Restoration Project and another black pro-life advocate, chimed in as well.
“Selling out the Black community in the name of abortion rights is unconscionable,” she said. “But, Gosnell’s attorney has taken this betrayal to a new low by claiming Gosnell should not be prosecuted because he is black. While “women kept being referred to and coming to his clinic because they could get what they needed at the right price.
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Black pro-life activist Walter Hoye is also upset and said Gosnell made money on the desperation and despair of women from his own community — something akin to how the Klu Klux Klan treated black women.
The African-American pro-lifers are spearheading investigations, calling for enforcement of life saving laws for women and children, and are advocating information campaigns as to the harmful impact of eugenics and genocide in the Black community.