Gosnell Case Reminds Us that All Abortions are Violence Against Women
It is disappointing that ALRANZ is using this tragic Gosnell case to promote the decriminalisation of abortion in New Zealand on the grounds that our abortion laws are restrictive. This is absurd as ninety-nine per cent of women who request an abortion in New Zealand obtain one.
Kermit Gosnell was a sadistic monster who performed 40,000 abortions at his filthy unsanitary house of horrors in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, USA. He specialised in late term abortions with hundreds being born alive. He then killed them by snipping their necks. He was recently found guilty on three charges of murdering infants after birth. He ran a criminal enterprise motivated by greed. He is awaiting sentence.
The following are the restrictions associated with having an abortion in Pennsylvania that are apparently opposed by ALRANZ and which were also opposed by Planned Parenthood as being an infringement on a “woman’s right to Choose.” Abortions may not be performed after 24 weeks gestation. A girl under the age of 16 must have parental consent for an abortion. A woman may not obtain an abortion until at least 24 hours after the attending or referring physician orally informs her of: (1) the probable gestational age of the fetus; (2) the nature of the proposed procedure, including risks and alternatives; and (3) the medical risks of carrying the pregnancy to term.