Fox News will air a one-hour special on abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell and his murder charges Sunday May 5 at 9 p.m. ET.
Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, announced the special to LifeNews in an email this morning and encouraged pro-life advocates to tune in and to let others know about it.
“Please spread the word starting now,” he said. “Let’s do all we can to spread the word about this so as to get as many people as possible to watch, and to show our friends in the secular media that when this topic is addressed, people tune in.”
Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, chimed in on the Gosnell murder trial and said it is an opportunity for the pro-life movement to expose abortion.
“The Kermit Gosnell trial continues to be the single greatest pro-life ad out there, as more Americans are jarred into thinking about the grisly realities behind “choice,'” he says.
Perkins says the Gosnell-President Obama-Planned Parenthood connection is one pro-life advocates must expose.
“While the President refused to comment on the savagery of Kermit Gosnell, his appearance at Planned Parenthood’s fundraiser says plenty. For President Obama, the return to “normalcy” after last week’s tragedies means promoting the industry that gave rise to the “human butcher,'” he said. “A day after Gosnell’s attorney “fell ill” (probably sick at the thought of defending the man), President Obama confirmed his defense of an organization that stands behind Gosnell’s sadistic techniques.”
“In a move that their PR team must have questioned, the First Couple will join a special Thursday gala to toast an organization that fights for the “choice” of killing babies born alive,” Perkins added. “Three weeks ago, while witnesses in the Gosnell trial were tearfully remembering their boss’s instructions to “slit the throat” of a newborn 20 minutes old, Planned Parenthood was 830 miles away trying to stop doctors from saving babies just like her. The abortion giant’s own lobbyist looked Florida legislators in the eye and insisted that medical care is for wanted babies–not accidental survivors of a botched abortion.”
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“On that issue, Planned Parenthood and Barack Obama stand alone. Not a single Florida state representative could bring themselves to do once what Barack Obama did four times–vote against life-saving treatments for living, breathing infants,” he said.
He concluded: “The leader of the free world will put his presidential seal of approval on an organization whose icy indifference extends to far more than tiny children. Turns out, the back-alley squalor of Gosnell’s clinic isn’t all that uncommon.”