Gosnell Trial “Renews” Baby Killing Debate

Gosnell Trial “Renews” Baby Killing Debate

How can any human being continue to advocate for abortion?

I have commented previously about how the “Left Blames Right for Baby Butcher Kermit Gosnell” and I have noted how baby killing has simply become part of the economy; “Down Syndrome? Kill that Baby for Profit”.  In light of what we continue to learn from the Gosnell trial, I ask how can any human being continue to advocate for abortion?

In a trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas that began in March and is expected to last another four weeks, city prosecutors have alleged Dr. Gosnell—and staff members at his direction—killed babies after they were born, in some cases by plunging scissors into the babies’ spinal cords. He is also accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions and related charges.

Opponents of abortion say the charges against Dr. Gosnell underscore the violence inherent in the act of terminating pregnancies. They also say the case shows the need for greater regulation of conditions at abortion clinics.

Abortion-rights backers condemned the alleged practices at Dr. Gosnell’s clinic that have been described at the trial, but said the case supports the need for women’s access to safe abortion procedures.

Details of the charges against Dr. Gosnell have been gruesome. According to the 2011 grand-jury report, his staff often witnessed him killing large, late-term babies, who were breathing and moving. He also instructed some staff members to do the same, according to the report. The grand jury said it couldn’t obtain an exact number of babies allegedly killed this way, but there was specific evidence for seven such killings.

In one case in July 2008… Dr. Gosnell induced labor and sedated the mother, who gave birth to a boy whom Dr. Gosnell joked was big enough “to walk me to the bus stop.” The staffer saw the baby breathe and move, but Dr. Gosnell dismissed this as reflexes, and “slit the neck” of the baby… (block quote credit “Doctor’s Murder Trial Stokes Abortion Debate” Wall Street Journal 4/17/13)

Please don’t miss the legal point in the next to last paragraph “The grand jury said it couldn’t obtain an exact number of babies allegedly killed this way, but there was specific evidence for seven such killings.” Specific legal evidence for “only” seven of these horrific acts!  We will never know how many babies who SURVIVED Gosnell’s attempted abortions were subsequently slaughtered by this monster.  By extension, we will never know how many times the horror of abortion has been compounded by butchers like Gosnell since killing a baby in the mother’s womb was legalized by Roe v. Wade.

It literally makes me sick to my stomach to blog about baby killing, but if we do not speak for the babies, who will?

Watch an excellent documentary on the Gosnell case here “3801 Lancaster” (21 mins).  The title refers to the address of Gosnell’s butcher shop.

Click here for details of the Gosnell case, including the Grand Jury report.

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