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We Cannot Turn the Clock Back on Women’s Safety in Pennsylvania

by | Jan 22, 2024

By Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

HARRISBURG, PA – Some state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are trying to turn the clock back on women’s health and safety by repealing time-tested protections designed to keep women safe.

“Karnamaya Mongar was a female immigrant patient who died as a result of her experience in abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors in West Philadelphia,” said Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, an affiliate of National Right to Life.

“It was in her memory that the state legislature passed common sense protections to ensure that abortion facilities would meet basic health and safety standards.  Gosnell’s abortion facility was not inspected for 17 years. Before these protections were put in place, hair and nail salons received greater scrutiny than abortion centers,” Gallagher added.

The health and safety standards were inspired by the grand jury report in the Kermit Gosnell case. Gosnell is now serving three consecutive life terms in connection with the murder of three newborn babies. He was also convicted for the death of Karnamaya Mongar. 

“We cannot turn the clock back on women’s safety in Pennsylvania,” Gallagher added. “Can you imagine patronizing a restaurant that had not been inspected in 17 years? Certainly, pregnant women deserve to be protected from the harm of uninspected abortion centers,” Gallagher added.

An examination of inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Health has revealed that half of abortion centers in the Commonwealth failed inspection in a given year. This demonstrates quite clearly that abortion centers cannot be trusted to police themselves.

The Kermit Gosnell grand jury report can be found here.

Categories: Abortion Clinic