The building convicted doctor Kermit Gosnell used to house his abortion business is being turned into an emergency food pantry and support center for low-income families.
The building was recently purchased by Lutheran Community Services, which will use it for its new headquarters, transforming the building from one once filled with evil into a place of healing and service to the community.
“It’s going to be a place of hope and life,” Jean Warren, the group’s executive director, told FoxNews.com on March 21.
Abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of first degree murder in May of 2013.
In addition, Gosnell was convicted on hundreds of lesser charges ranging from infanticide to running a corrupt and unsafe facility. The abortionist was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar, a young woman who died after a botched abortion.
When Gosnell’s conviction was announced, pro-life group Live Action spokeswoman Lila Rose issued a statement.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s gruesome and inhuman crimes in Philadelphia cried out for justice, and now – for three of his four born and struggling victims, at least – justice has been served. Even as we celebrate this verdict, we honor and mourn as well those innocents who did not receive “their day in court” – and we must remember that Gosnell is not an outlier within the abortion industry. We cannot allow these “guilty” verdicts, welcome as they are, to make us complacent when it comes to the continuing abuses happening even now in abortion facilities throughout our nation. We call upon Congress to investigate all those participating in or willing to participate in this kind of brutality toward vulnerable women and children, and end it.
Gosnell perpetrated most of his crimes at his Philadelphia offices, but he also had a clinic in Delaware working one day a week at what was then called Atlantic Women’s Medical Services in Wilmington housed in the building just bought by Lutheran Community Services.
Delaware authorities never brought Gosnell up on charges, though, so there is no full record of what he did there.
The building had fallen out of use for a time and extensive renovations will be required for Lutheran Community Services to put the building to use. But soon it will be transformed.
“I think turning some place that was essentially a killing factory into something that’s life-affirming is wonderful,” Nicole Collins, Delaware Right to Life president, said to Fox. “It’s such a positive thing to come out of something so horrific.”
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