Pennsylvania Pro-Life Group’s Town Hall Hits Gosnell Abortions

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 28, 2011   |   12:05PM   |   Harrisburg, PA

The abortion center “house of horrors” discovered in West Philadelphia will be among the topics addressed at a pro-life town hall meeting Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Life Center, 411 S. 40th St., in Harrisburg.

According to a grand jury report, the Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia was the site of the murders of newborn babies and a female patient.  The abortionist there, Kermit Gosnell, and members of his unlicensed staff  have been charged in connection with the deaths.

“This town hall meeting represents an opportunity to talk about what the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation is doing in response to this horrific tragedy,” said Michael Ciccocioppo, executive director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, the state affiliate of National Right to Life.  “We are lobbying for legislation that will provide stricter scrutiny of abortion facilities and their staffs.  The Gosnell case is truly a wake-up call for Pennsylvania,” Ciccocioppo added.

The town hall meeting will also address a number of other pro-life issues, including health care reform, the U.S. Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood, and ultrasound legislation.  There will also be ample time to address questions from those attending.  Joining Ciccocioppo as a speaker will be Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Director Maria Vitale. 

“The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation will be providing up-to-the-minute information about major pro-life topics—and what ordinary citizens can do to save babies and protect women from harm.  This is an educational event you won’t want to miss.”

The Harrisburg town hall meeting is the culmination of a ten-city town hall tour launched by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation earlier this month.  Other cities on the tour included Ebensburg, Latrobe, Pittsburgh, Greenville, Erie, Mansfield, Scranton, Bethlehem, and Immaculata near Philadelphia.