We Must Learn From the Kermit Gosnell Case
This week, a jury returned a guilty verdict in the case against Kermit Gosnell.
This man will pay the price for the horrible acts he committed. All the women whose lives were affected deserve at least this much.
The Gosnell tragedy should serve as a wakeup call that we need to work even harder to ensure that all women have access to safe and legal abortion care. We can't let anti-choice politicians use the Gosnell trial to make it even more difficult for women to access abortion care.
This is why it's so important that pro-choice people know the facts about what this trial means - and does not mean - for women.
- Kermit Gosnell broke the law and deserves his punishment. He is a criminal who is being rightfully punished.
- Gosnell does not represent safe, legal abortion in this country. Women should be able to count on abortion providers to provide the compassionate and comprehensive care that they deserve - not what Gosnell inflicted on women.
- Banning abortion will only force women to put their health and lives at risk to access it. Around the world, women seek abortion at the same rate in countries where it is legal as where it is banned. The difference is that making it legal allows us to make it safe. When abortion is only available in back alleys, women die.
Unfortunately, anti-choice politicians have passed restriction after restriction to make it more difficult for women to get an abortion.
Check out our graphic and share it with your friends to let them know what's at risk for women's reproductive-health and safety: