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In West Philadelphia, Born and Slain: Abortionist Faces Seven Baby-Murder Charges

The murder trial of West Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell began on Monday. He is being charged with the murder of seven babies by stabbing them in the back of their necks and “snipping” their spinal cords. A pregnant woman also died as a result of Gosnell’s actions.

CBS Philadelphia reports that Former Philadelphia Women’s Medical Society employ, Adrienne Moton testified that, although untrained, she was administering anesthesia, and even that she had snipped the spinal cords of “a good ten” babies. She stated that she did not know why that was the practice, but had seen Gosnell do it numerous times.

A 281-page Grand Jury report states:

The premises were dirty and unsanitary. Gosnell routinely relied on unlicensed and untrained staff to treat patients, conduct medical tests, and administer medications without supervision. Even more alarmingly, Gosnell instructed unlicensed workers to sedate patients with dangerous drugs in his absence… In addition, he regularly performed abortions beyond the 24-week limit prescribed by law. As a result, viable babies were born. Gosnell killed them by plunging scissors into their spinal cords. He taught his staff to do the same.

This raises a very important question. Where was the Pennsylvania Department of Health in all of this? Well, on page 12 of the report, the Grand Jury states that in 1993, “for political reasons”, the PA Dept of Health had “abruptly decided” to “stop inspecting abortion clinics at all.” The cause of this change? RINO Governor Tom Ridge, replaced pro-life Democrat Governor Bob Casey, and the new administration concluded that inspections would be “putting a barrier up to women” seeking abortions.

In her opening arguments, prosecutor Joanne Pescatore, told the jury that Dr. Gosnell killed the seven babies in operations that would have caused the infants pain. She also argued that Gosnell falsified records to avoid violation of the Pennsylvania law that limits abortions to 24 weeks.

Gosnell’s defense attorney denies the “viability” claim of the prosecution, stating that only two of them were actually viable, and both of those were killed prior to exiting the birth canal and therefore born dead.

The Grand Jury report describes details of what took place during the abortions of the seven babies. Baby A, the biggest of the seven, was estimated to be “at least 32 weeks, if not more, in gestational age” by the neonatologist witness in the Grand Jury trial.

According to Kareema Cross, the clinic employ that was present at the deliver of Baby A, Gosnell joked, “This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop.”

Cross and Moton took pictures of Baby A because, as Cross explained, “it was big and it was wrong and we knew it. We knew something was wrong.” This was one of the pictures:

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She also stated that, “it was a shock to us because I never seen a baby that big that he had done. So it was — I knew something was wrong because everything, like you can see everything, the hair, eyes, everything. And I never seen for any other procedure that he did, I never seen any like that.”

Another employee testifying in the Grand Jury trial recalled Gosnell severing the neck of a baby after being born while Gosnell was out of the clinic. Ashley Baldwin said she saw the baby move and heard it cry. When Gosnell arrived “he snipped the neck, and said there is nothing to worry about, and he suctioned it.”

Another baby had been moving for approximately twenty minutes before an employee slit its neck. The Grand Jury reports reads:

Gosnell had delivered that baby and put it on a counter while he suctioned the placenta from the mother. Williams (another employee) called Cross over to look at the baby because it was breathing and moving its arms when Williams pulled on them. After playing with the baby, Williams slit its neck.

When asked why Williams had killed the baby, Cross answered, “Because the baby, I guess, because the baby was moving and breathing. And she see Dr. Gosnell do it so many times, I guess she felt, you know, she can do it. It’s okay.

The things that took place at this West Philadelphia clinic are disgusting example of the horrors of abortion. But abortion is not just disgusting at 32 or 24 weeks, it is disgusting and any level of development. These examples are easier to see because the babies are bigger. But the same disgusting things happen in chemical abortions that happen in the first trimester.

The inhumane practice of abortion needs to be eliminated at all levels. Abortion laws, like those that exist in Pennsylvania, that do any less that that allow these horrors to continue and grant legal justification for doing so. The only solution to this disgusting problem is the complete abolition of abortion through personhood legislation that would properly identify babies in the womb as persons.

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Pro-Choicers Know They Are Killing Babies

Aborted Baby at 10 Weeks. Picture courtesy of The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (abortionno.org)

Yesterday, the good people over at Abolish Human Abortion posted a video on their YouTube channel from their recent experience at the Walk for Life in San Francisco, CA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo4Cw15_5Po&list=UU9F7HnFzMU76AGVyWaiXZwg&index=12

(Caution: Contains Fowl Language)

In the video, there is a woman that is very disgusted at the Pro-Life group because they are showing pictures of what she initially refers to as “bloody fetuses” and states that doing so is “irresponsible”. The speaker responds by asking her if showing the images is such an irresponsible thing to do, how irresponsible is it for the abortionists to kill the babies. She states that her concern is for the children that might be passing by and then she proceeds to tell the Abolitionists to “get the F*&% out!” Apparently she’s not too concerned about them hearing expletive language as they pass by, but I digress.

As the scene progresses, she accuses the group of not being very Christ-like and claims that Jesus would not show pictures of “dead babies” to make his point. No longer are the subject of the pictures she was so disgusted by merely fetuses, but babies. She also readily admits that the babies are dead, implying that they were at one point alive.

Granted, the woman from San Francisco may not have realized what she was really saying, but in an article at salon.com last week, Mary Elizabeth Williams states, “I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice.”

Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either. In fact, you might want to go back and read it again.

Williams makes a case that sounds like it came out of a Randy Alcorn or Scott Klusendorf book that defends the pro-life position:

I have friends who have referred to their abortions in terms of “scraping out a bunch of cells” and then a few years later were exultant over the pregnancies that they unhesitatingly described in terms of “the baby” and “this kid.” I know women who have been relieved at their abortions and grieved over their miscarriages. Why can’t we agree that how they felt about their pregnancies was vastly different, but that it’s pretty silly to pretend that what was growing inside of them wasn’t the same? Fetuses aren’t selective like that. They don’t qualify as human life only if they’re intended to be born. When we try to act like a pregnancy doesn’t involve human life, we wind up drawing stupid semantic lines in the sand: first trimester abortion vs. second trimester vs. late term, dancing around the issue trying to decide if there’s a single magic moment when a fetus becomes a person. Are you human only when you’re born? Only when you’re viable outside of the womb? Are you less of a human life when you look like a tadpole than when you can suck on your thumb?

She continues:

It seems absurd to suggest that the only thing that makes us fully human is the short ride out of some lady’s vagina. That distinction may apply neatly legally, but philosophically, surely we can do better.

I have to say, I couldn’t agree more! In fact, I’ve said very similar things in discussions with pro-aborts on Twitter and Facebook. She does a great job of defending the life-at-conception position. And yet she still believes that it is okay to terminate those human lives and kill babies. She even goes so far as to assert that doing so is the greater moral good because “all life is not equal.”

She claims that:

…a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.

This article makes me feel bi-polar. I want to clap in approval at one paragraph and slap her in disgust the next. Williams is absolutely right when highlighting the logically fallacious philosophy behind the pro-choice position. But she could not be more wrong when justifying the murder of innocent human beings by putting “the life of a mother over the life of a fetus every single time”. How can she so clearly deconstruct the illogical positions of the pro-choice side, and yet not see her own failing logic?

Williams summarizes her position of justifying the murder of innocents by stating that the fetus is “a life worth sacrificing.”

I wonder upon what standard Ms. Williams would base her conclusion. How does one decide whose lives are more valuable in any given circumstance? If a single mother has already birthed a child, but can no longer afford to feed both her and the baby, is that baby a life worth sacrificing? How about a mom that decides that she wants to pursue a career or a college education and her toddler is getting in the way of her life goals. Is that toddler a life worth sacrificing? Where does this logic end? How do we determine the value of one life against another?

Have this culture become so selfish and pagan that people can boldly admit that they know they are killing human lives and are okay with it? The answer: yes.