Protecting Babies Born Alive During Late-Term Abortions

I just returned from a very productive trip to our nation’s Capitol, where a team of Black pro-life leaders and pastors from across the country and I had a series of private meetings with various Senate staffers.


During these meetings we discussed strategies for opening legislative hearings which they requested last year following the trial and conviction of West Philadelphia late-term abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. One year ago, the House Judiciary Committee sent letters to each state Attorneys General and the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to each state health officer asking critical key questions regarding the highly unregulated and under-inspected activities allegedly occurring daily in abortion mills across the country.

On the first anniversary of Gosnell’s trial, we reminded everyone we met with about the gruesome activities which took place in his House of Horrors and ascertained what they discovered as a result of their inquiries.

During our meetings, I shared Protecting Black Life’s research which exposes Planned Parenthood’s targeting of Blacks and Hispanics by placing 79% of their surgical abortion facilities within walking distance (2-mile radius) of our neighborhoods.


The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which was signed into law in 2002, outlaws the murder of babies born alive during late-term abortions. This is exactly what Kermit Gosnell and others like him are doing. Dr. Hadley Arkes, the author of the act participated in our strategic planning. We’re extremely appreciative that this life-affirming act exists. But, it’s largely symbolic because it currently fails to carry criminal or civil penalties with it. We are working to see to it that penalties are added. Thankfully, Kermit Gosnell is in prison. But, there are many other Gosnell’s still preying upon women and children in our most vulnerable communities.



Although the expenses for this week’s trip were covered, I have upcoming opportunities to carry the message of life to other cities and states, which are still in need of funding. Education is a winning strategy to end abortion in Black communities across the US and we remain committed to continuing our efforts. But it takes considerable financial resources to do so. Your donations, prayers and support are what fuel our outreach efforts! And I am asking you to partner with Protecting Black Life with your tax-deductible gift of any amount. Your donation will make a tremendous difference in what we’re able to accomplish going forward.