Pro-Lifer: ‘Kermit Gosnell Is a Racist of the Worst Kind’

By Melanie Arter | June 17, 2013 | 11:11 AM EDT

National Black Pro-Life Union President Day Gardner (AP Photo)

( Black Pro-Life Union President Day Gardner said Friday that Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a late-term abortionist convicted on three counts of murder for killing babies born alive after abortions, “is a racist of the worst kind.”

“Kermit Gosnell is a racist of the worst kind, because he preyed on women and young girls of his own race. For more than 30 years, Kermit Gosnell participated in and perpetuated an epidemic of black-on-black crime, which is a national problem that has become increasingly more pronounced over the years,” said Gardner at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Gosnell was sentenced to three life terms last month. He was given two life sentences with no parole on May 14 and gave up his right to appeal in a deal that spared him from the death penalty. A day later, he was given a third life sentence for killing a baby he described as so big he could “walk it to the bus.”

“Gosnell ran his bloody clinic in a black neighborhood, where he made millions of dollars killing black children. We heard heartbreaking testimonies … of babies screaming and crying while being killed – babies with slashed necks, babies beheaded, babies flushed down toilets, tiny severed feet displayed in jars like souvenirs, and the media for the most part looked the other way,” she said.

“While this horrific and gruesome trial took place, top stories in the media were about Jodi Arias tweeting and O.J. Simpson wanting yet another trial,” Gardner said.

“After Gosnell’s sentencing, there was a sigh of relief from all of us, of course, and you know what? The pro-aborts were sighing too. They were saying, ‘Whew! I am so glad that’s over!’ It’s not over. It is not over. Kermit Gosnell is not an anomaly. Abortionists across America are continuing where Gosnell left off,” she added.

Gardner said the pro-life movement has “a unique opportunity to gain solid ground in the abortion debate.”

“It will not happen with namby pamby conservative politicians who are convinced that the only way to win an election is to sit on top of that really high gray fence. We need politicians who are Wilberforce powerhouses,” she said.

Gardner called on the pro-life community to stand together in unity.

“For those of who consider ourselves Christians, we need to stand boldly for the things of God, knowing that he is all powerful, he is almighty, and by his grace, we must exude courage, and we must be fearless,” she said.