By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Editor’s note. This first appeared in the October digital edition of National Right to Life News. This article is part of a 38-page issue which can be read online in its entirety at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNEWSOCT2014.pdf
I will always remember my first trip to Gettysburg, the site of the bloodiest conflict of the American Civil War. It was so jarring to see the battlefield upon which so many perished, and to recall a time when Americans were enslaved because of their skin color.
This past weekend, I traveled to Philadelphia to take part in the “Say So” march against the black genocide caused by abortion. The phrase “Say So” is an abbreviation of the motto “If You Love the Children Say So.”
The march ended at the crime scene known as the Women’s Medical Society, where abortionist Kermit Gosnell killed full-term babies, butchered women, and secured a unique place of dishonorable mention in the rogue’s gallery of American abortion history.
Upon seeing Gosnell’s killing center, I wanted to vomit.
The facility appears to be stuck in time—you can peer through the windows and see the seediness inside. But what struck me was the location—close to centers of higher learning, typical of the outskirts of a downtown.
I realized I had driven down the street a number of times before, never realizing the real-life horror movie taking place at 3801 Lancaster Avenue. (You might want to pause here and watching the gripping documentary chronicling Gosnell’s crimes which can be found at www.3801lancaster.com .)
Placing my hand on the red brick exterior of the otherwise nondescript building was not unlike taking that first trip to Gettysburg—an overwhelming heartache surging through my soul. To think of so many dying here in a particularly gruesome way, a disproportionate number of them African-American.
It was at Gosnell’s House of Horrors that the Say So march ended, with black pastors decrying the bloodshed and seeking a justice that goes beyond Gosnell’s murder conviction. Because Gosnell was part of a system, a system which, according to the march’s organizers, ends the lives of more than 1,700 African-American children each day. Justice truly will not be served until all black children are protected from the abortionist’s instruments of destruction.
Make it a point to learn about this black genocide. You can visit www.blackgenocide.org to learn why, in the words of Pastor Clenard Childress, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.”
Gosnell does not work on Lancaster Avenue anymore. But the business of ending the lives of black Americans continues each day in Philadelphia and in cities throughout the nation. Let’s be the generation that, through peaceful, legal means, brings this bloody business to a close.