Priests for Life hold noon prayer vigil outside Kermit Gosnell trial

kermit gosnell abortion truck
An anti-abortion truck protesting the Kermit Gosnell trial last month. (Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro)

As closing arguments are underway in the trial of West Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, pro-life organization Priests for Life is holding a noon prayer vigil outside the Criminal Justice Center at 13th and Filbert streets.

“Let me assure you of one thing,” Priests for Life national director Father Frank Pavone wrote of Gosnell in an open letter posted on the group’s website

“He is the rule, not the exception, in the abortion industry. He, along with every abortionist in America, deserves to be tried for crimes against humanity and should be behind bars.”

Pavone said he and his followers will be praying “tirelessly for the hastening of that day.”

Priests for Life is also encouraging anti-abortion advocates to watch a documentary Fox News will be airing this Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m.

Pavone said the film, titled “See No Evil – The Kermit Gosnell Murders,” details “a very important trial that raises many key issues in our national debate over abortion.”

A number of pro-life activists and organizations have been using the Kermit Gosnell trial to argue abortion is a brutal act that should be banned.

Pro-choice proponents, conversely, have been pointing to the alleged “house of horrors” clinic in West Philadelphia as an example of why abortion should be legal and well-regulated.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Rapper affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan 'cuts off own…

Rapper Andre Johnson, who has performed with New York outfit the Wu-Tang Clan, is in a critical condition after reportedly cutting off his own penis…

National

Cleavage complaint: Disneyland staffer orders curvy mom to…

A curvy mom-of-three says she filed a formal complaint after staff at Disneyland Resort in California ordered her to cover up her boobs. Melissa Behnken,…

International

Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from…

National

Every dog has his day in court, in…

(Reuters) - Call him juror K-9.A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty,…

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 8

Sure, it's called Survivor. But this season should really be called 'The Tony Show.'

Television

Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.

Going Out

Tasty chicken and waffles in NYC

Try some soul food goodness around the city.

Television

'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

NBA

Knicks wrap up season with win over Raptors

The Knicks wrapped up their season as it began — undermanned — but that still didn’t deter them from ending it the right way.

MLB

Adam Warren closes out doubleheader sweep for Yankees

Adam Warren navigated a tricky ninth inning earn the Yankees a 2-0 victory over the Cubs.

NHL

Marc Staal healthy, eager to contribute to Rangers…

Marc Staal remembers the feeling of helplessness watching his teammates compete for hockey’s ultimate prize and being unable to contribute.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: chocolate may prevent obesity…

Can chocolate prevent obesity and diabetes? Location of study: U.S. Study subjects: Mice Results: The positive health benefits of chocolate have been studied increasingly more…

Wellbeing

This Week in Health News: breastfed infants trying…

Are breastfed infants trying to prevent mom from having another baby? Theory: The act of breastfeeding not only brings mom and baby closer together –…

Wellbeing

Unexplained infertility may be caused by lack of…

Researchers have identified a protein on the egg's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of sperm, allowing the two cells to join.

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.