Clenard Childress
Gosnell and crew should not be the only ones in trial
By Clenard Childress
May 7, 2013

The trial of Philadelphia's most sadistic serial killer of all time is coming to a close in the City of Brotherly Love. Charged with seven counts of first-degree murder, Philadelphia's prosecution of Kermitt Gosnell is proving to the world the truth concerning unregulated, unsupervised, and unauthorized conditions of abortion clinics within the Black Community.

If Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic is called the "the House of Horrors" then what city and state officials should be banished to the "hall of shame"? There has been no retribution given to those responsible for the blatant gross negligence in the inspection and oversight of these inhumane conditions and predatory practices. Let's remember, it was illegal drug enforcers, not state or city health inspectors, that halted "Vincent Price" (Kermitt Gosnell) and his Klan (no pun intended?) of crazed co-conspirators. The calloused actions and contribution to these crimes by city and state officials are more indirect, but not any less responsible via their culpability.

In light of this, don't you wonder how many individuals have been killed with impunity by Kermitt Gosnell during his twenty year reign of horror? How many lives could city and state officials have saved had they done their due diligence? How many destiny's were cut off because our hired and elected officials – individuals who are paid by our hard-earned tax dollars – refused to enforce the law and hold clinics like Kermitt Gosnell's accountable? Was there some Payola going on during the twenty intervening years without an inspection from city or state officials, or a little 'walkin' money' being spread around perhaps? All that cash... Who's been fired? What internal investigations have been begun by the Attorney General? Or have they? What legislative hearings have been summoned to create a committee to ensure oversight and inspections of abortion clinics? By whom, and how did the state and city for so long fail so miserably the unsuspecting patrons of 3801 Lancaster Ave who went in believing the lie that abortions are safe, legal, and rare?

John Stanton of the Pro-life Union of Philadelphia, who is not African-American, has for years led his organization to protest in front of this clinic. I often attended and spoke at these rallies having no idea of the level of atrocities and carnage which were going on inside. In February of 2011, African-American pro-life Pastors and social activists held a day of mourning in front of this clinic to bring local and national attention to this tragedy. Pat Roberson's 700 Club did a special on the event, which virtually went uncovered by mainstream media, and the trend continued up until Kirstin Powers' riveting article in USA Today. Before Kirstin Powers' article, the National Black Pro-life Union had a press conference in front of the Courthouse, which by the grace of God, the Philadelphia Tribune, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philadelphia Enquirer all covered, but that was it. Unfortunately, and in spite of the above, even at this present time, due to what looks like censorship via omission by the mainstream media, more people in Philadelphia know about the crimes of Quarterback Michael Vick with Pit Bulls then they do about Kermitt Gosnell, who sliced babies throats and shoved scissors in the back of their necks to kill them, all the while joking that one child was big enough to walk with him out to the bus stop....

I had the experience of sitting in the trial and hearing the gruesome testimonies of children swimming in toilets and plumbers who stated they had to clean the sewage lines twice a week that were clogged with body parts from abortions. I will never forget it! I also will not forget the obvious conclusion any observer should surmise: Kermitt Gosnell and his Klan should not be the only ones on trial.

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Clenard Childress

Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr., is the senior pastor of The New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, NJ. He is the founder of the website and president of Life Education And Resource Network, Northeast. LEARN is the largest African-American pro-life group in the US... (more)


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