From horror to hope: DE clinic where Gosnell worked PT will become food pantry, shelter
A wonderful story with which to start off your weekend:
A Delaware building where convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell performed abortions is being turned into a emergency food and support center for low-income families.
Lutheran Community Services purchased the building in Wilmington, formerly known as Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, to serve as its new headquarters — giving the once notorious facility a chance to transform itself into a force of good.
“It’s going to be a place of hope and life,” Jean Warren, the group’s executive director, told FoxNews.com. The facility was purchased last year by the social services group, which knew of Gosnell’s connection to it, Warren said.
At one point in his career, Gosnell worked one day a week at Atlantic Women’s Medical Services. According to the Philadelphia Grand Jury report, Gosnell would induce late-term abortions at the Delaware clinic — where they were illegal — and then finish them off at his clinic in west Philadelphia. None of the charges Gosnell was ultimately convicted of stemmed from his actions at the Delaware facility.
Atlantic Women’s Medical Services was shut down by authorities in 2011. Under Lutheran Community Services’ ownership, the new facility will provide low-income families with emergency food, housing assistance and clothing, Warren said.
It’s not clear when the group will reopen the building, which Warren said needs “a lot of renovations.”
Sounds like one of Gosnell’s houses of horror will undergo an amazing – and much-needed – transformation. Bravo to LCS! Hopefully the renovations don’t take too long. Wishing them the best of luck, and all the success in the world in helping those truly in need to get back on their feet.