Former abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of first degree murder of three babies who were born alive following attempted abortion. Dana Cody, Executive Director, Life Legal Defense Foundation released the following statement regarding the verdict:
“It is our hope that this will be the first step in seeing prosecutors, nationwide, enforce the law when children born alive after surviving abortion are murdered. There are too many clinics that, like Gonsnell, endanger women and children every day. Exposure of the horror of this clinic may lead to the recognition that abortion is murder both inside and outside the womb.
We are also hopeful that government agencies will begin to better scrutinize abortion clinics and shut down more of them before more women are killed and babies murdered.” Cody added, “We know this type of abortion facility too well from our battle to shut down the New Woman All Women abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. Our legal work led to an inspection of the clinic by the Alabama Department of Public Health. When over 75 health code violations were reported, the clinic’s license to provide abortions was revoked. Yet the battle continues because, despite a consent order, it was recently discovered that NWAW was still in operation.”
The three infants who were murdered by Gosnell have been given names: Baby Adam (A), Baby Alex (C) or Baby Chris (D). Cody concludes, “May this tragedy open our eyes to see the value of life that there may be no more victims of the abortion industry, whether inside or outside the womb.”