Planned Parenthood released a statement following the guilty verdict handed down by the jury in the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell was found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder and was acquitted on one count. He was also found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a female patient. Eric Ferrero, Planned Parenthood Federation of America Vice President for Communications, had the following to say:

“The jury has punished Kermit Gosnell for his appalling crimes. This verdict will ensure that no woman is victimized by Kermit Gosnell ever again. 

This case has made clear that we must have and enforce laws that protect access to safe and legal abortion, and we must reject misguided laws that would limit women's options and force them to seek treatment from criminals like Kermit Gosnell.”