FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – Human Life International Vice President for Missions Father Peter West offered the following comments upon hearing the news that Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty today of murdering three babies born alive in his abortion clinic. He was acquitted in the death of a fourth baby, and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of an adult patient Karnamaya Mongar.
“The Gosnell trial has reminded the world of the grisly nature of abortion. No one should be deceived into thinking this is an isolated case. This brutality is occurring all over the world.
“Now that Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty, he should spend the rest of his life in prison reflecting on the nature of his brutal crimes and asking God for mercy. While today he has been found guilty of the murder of only three babies, we know that in his decades long career thousands of babies lost their lives by his hands.
“The verdict of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar reminds us too that abortion does not serve the needs of women, but rather exploits women in a time of despair. With this verdict coming the day after Mother’s Day, we sincerely pray that all expecting mothers will choose life for their children.
“I also pray that after reflecting on his crimes Kermit Gosnell comes to understand the horror of what he has done, repents of his sins, and asks for and accepts the mercy of God.”
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