Father Rayford Emmons is an amazing priest. For years, he prayed outside Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic. I’ve spoken with him a number of times, especially concerning the “House of Horrors” abortion clinic in Philadelphia where Dr. Gosnell mutilated live babies and kept them in jars and in freezers. Fr. Emmons told me he prays for Gosnell even now with the doctor facing murder charges and the death penalty.
I wrote a piece about it at The National Catholic Register which sums up my conversations with Fr. Emmons as well as the awful history of illegal abortions that dates back to the pre Roe v. Wade era.