3801 Lancaster is a documentary film about Dr. Kermit Gosnell—one of the most infamous abortionists in U. S. History. Dr. Gosnell made himself a millionaire by selling abortion services to poor minority women in west Philadelphia. He not only presided over the deaths of countless unborn babies. He also oversaw a filthy clinic in which women died and in which babies were born alive and murdered. Gosnell was arrested in January 2011, and he is now in prison awaiting trial.
This documentary is very difficult to watch. But I believe it is one of those things that you need to watch. We dare not turn our eyes away from the evil of abortion. We need to face head-on just how much the culture of death has debased us. One of the witnesses describes a nurse playing with a baby for several minutes before severing its spine. It’s hard to imagine that such things could happen among us, but they do.
Next Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since that decision came down on January 22, 1973, over 50 million unborn human beings have been killed legally in the United States. That is more than eight times the people who died in the Holocaust. Without question, abortion-on-demand is the greatest human rights crisis of our time. How can we possibly ignore this?
Take time to watch this documentary. Weep. Pray.