Will Obama Condemn Kermit Gosnell at the Planned Parenthood Gala?

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 24, 2013   |   10:15AM   |   Washington, DC

President Barack Obama will speak at Planned Parenthood’s fundraising gala on Thursday night and with the Kermit Gosnell trial capturing national attention there’s a big question on the minds of many pro-life advocates:  Will Obama condemn Kermit Gosnell?

Obama has thus far refused to comment on the trial — despite the fact that he has commented on other trials in progress previously.

Chances are, Obama will either ignore Gosnell or try to contrast the biggest abortion business in the nation with Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic.

But Catholic pro-life advocate Deacon Keith Fournier says Obama shouldn’t attend the Planned Parenthood fundraiser in the first place due to the Gosnell trial and the horrific things he did to women and unborn children.

“Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions in the United States of America. The President of the United States is volunteering to be their number one fundraiser,” he says. “What Kermit Gosnell in his house of horrors in Philadelphia is no different than what is done in every abortion in a Planned Parenthood facility. The only difference is that the evil is hidden from view.”

“Horribly, the same sonogram technology now used for baby’s first pictures, which we share with one another and show on television commercials, is often used to guide the instruments of execution or the injection of the chemical weapons in Planned Parenthood facilities. These are the very facilities which the President of the United States will raise money for on Thursday evening,” Fournier continued.

“The same deadly snipping using surgical scissors which Gosnell performed on children outside of the womb is done within the womb at Planned Parenthood facilities. The same body parts found in the House of Horrors in Philadelphia are suctioned and scraped out of the wombs of women who have been lied to by Planned Parenthood. The events in West Philadelphia – and this speech by the President on Thursday evening – both call us to examine who we are becoming as a Nation,” he added.

“We are killing our children based upon the sole criteria of convenience and whether they are wanted. Usually, the disposal of their little bodies is hidden from our eyes. We do not want to see what an abortion really looks like. When people show graphic images of the remains of a child killed by abortion, they are called extremists. Yet the trial of Kermit Gosnell removes the veil for all to see the truth,” Fournier says.

He added: “Planned Parenthood calls itself a Health Care Provider and includes the taking of the lives of innocent children in the womb as a service under what they euphemistically call reproductive services. There is nothing reproductive about abortion. The taking of innocent human life is not health care. It is also not a service to the child, the mother, the father or society. The President of the United States should not be raising money for them.  Planned Parenthood must be defunded.”



“There is no moral distinction between what Planned Parenthood does and the actions of Kermit Gosnell which are now on trial in Philadelphia,” the pro-life activist says. “They both cause the intentional killing of a child. The time thresholds of viability set forth under the insane framework forced upon us by the Supreme Court’s Roe and Doe decisions are regularly pushed back. Science has confirmed what our consciences have known all along, every procured abortion kills a child, a neighbor, a son or a daughter.”

“Planned Parenthood is routinely engaged in taking the lives of innocent children in the womb using our tax dollars. Now, the President of the United States will be their main speaker on Thursday evening to raise even more money for their treasury,” he laments. “We must do what we can in every State in the United States to defund Planned Parenthood. We must also speak out against the President of the United States of America speaking at the Planned Parenthood National Gala in Washington, DC on Thursday and raising money for Planned Parenthood. Money is fungible. It will be used to further evil. The President should not participate.”