Wisconsin Right to Life is thrilled to host the National Right to Life Convention this summer in Milwaukee!
This convention is filled with impactful information from a wide variety of pro-life speakers and experts that will sharpen your skills in the fight for life and invigorate your passion for the cause.
One of NRL Convention's keynote speakers that I'm excited to tell you about is Ann McElhinney. She is an author, journalist, and film producer who wrote along with her husband the NYT Best Seller Gosnell – The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.
I have to admit, I had a hard time actually getting myself to read her book. Deep down, I knew I was not quite ready for the horrific truth it would tell – I'd probably never be ready. But I knew this book would share what has happened to real people, living human beings.
I returned from a mini-vacation with my husband and children to see that Gosnell had arrived in the mail. Even though I was hesitant to pick it up, I took a deep breath and dove into its pages. For the sake of Gosnell's victims, I had to learn more.
Let me tell you, this book had me constantly wondering whether I was truly reading non-fiction, or fiction. I knew Kermit Gosnell was a notorious Philadelphia abortionist responsible for the deaths of thousands of unborn children. What I didn't know was the extent of the atrocities he committed, completely unobserved – or even blatantly ignored - by governmental bureaucratic agencies.
After reading the book in one sitting, I couldn't shake the feeling of horror.
What shook me the most was the fact that Kermit Gosnell was not eventually arrested and convicted due to his gory abortion practice or barbaric medical conditions. It was because he was suspected on a drug charge.
Ultimately, justice prevailed and Kermit Gosnell is behind bars. But our work isn't over until all of his victims are recognized – the vulnerable mothers subjected to the sickening conditions of his abortion facilities, and the unborn children who lost their precious lives at his hands.
If you have read Gosnell, want to learn more about him, or want to dive deeper into how we can prevent further atrocities like the ones he committed, join us in Milwaukee from June 29th – July 1st, 2017. It’s easy to register today!