NARAL: Gosnell murders are ‘result of antichoice attacks on abortion access’

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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The pro-abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America declared Monday that Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell’s multiple murders of live infants resulted from pro-life “attacks” on abortion access.

“The numbers don’t lie- is result of attacks on abortion access,” tweeted the official Twitter account of NARAL, which has the stated support of President Obama.

NARAL also tweeted out a graphic created by the group accusing pro-life lawmakers of passing “781 laws attacking abortion rights since 1995” and criticizing “Countless squads of intimidating, harassing protesters at abortion clinics.”

“When abortion is illegal, women will still seek abortion care from monsters like Gosnell,” according to NARAL’s graphic.


“Anti-choice politicians, and their unrelenting efforts to deny women access to safe and legal abortion care, will only drive more women to back-alley butchers like Kermit Gosnell,” NARAL said in a statement following Gosnell’s convictions Monday.

“NARAL reaction to Gosnell: The best defense is a good offense,” Conservative Intelligence Briefing columnist David Freddoso wrote in response to NARAL’s statement.

Gosnell was convicted Monday on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter after he killed infants born alive at his clinic and contributed to the death of a woman who came to him for a late-term abortion.

President Obama sent a personal video message to NARAL’s dinner in February, welcoming incoming NARAL president Ilyse Hogue, who said that freedom to choose is “foundational to every other thing we want to achieve.” Hogue has previously called the Tea Party “racist” and said that Mitt Romney wants to have rape victims heaved into the water.

The Daily Caller previously reported that NARAL hired a consulting firm to videotape a willing young pro-life activist at his home without informing him how the video would be used, then presented the video at a dinner in order to rile up its members against their pro-life rivals.

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