Thursday, January 20, 2011

Horror: Abortionist kills newborns with scissors (video of DA discussing case)

{Updated with additional links}

People say abortions should be legal because "back alley abortions" are dangerous.  Tell that to the woman killed at the hands of an abortionist - Kermit Gosnell in Pennsylvania.

In the process of investigating the death of a 41 year old immigrant, authorities were horrified at what they found: The remains of seven infants who were born alive through induced labor and had their spines cut with scissors through the back of their necks.  For investigators to know they were born alive would mean that they have evidence the babies had a first breath.  These were babies that were viable, some up to 8+ months in gestation.  Not only was the abortionist arrested, but some staff members, were also taken into custody.

This is a story that would leave anyone in tears as it did me last night. A nation is shocked, and the case is on display for the world. While some will dismiss it as "the act of one bad man", what about the officials who ignored valid complaints as the district attorney explains below.


This comes after decades of unresponsiveness to complaints.  Those who did not followup on the complaints should also be prosecuted. Here is what District Attorney, Seth Williams had to say at his blog:

The grand jury investigation revealed that, for over two decades, government health and licensing officials had received repeated reports about Gosnell’s dangerous practices. No action was ever taken, however, even after the agencies learned that women had died during routine abortions under Gosnell’s care.
“I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic,” said District Attorney Williams. “But as District Attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.”

Watch this video in which a local Fox affiliate interviews the District Attorney. He said that the Grand Jury was outraged at the lack of oversight saying that a hair salon gets more oversight than an abortion clinic. He also says that it is likely that this man has killed thousands of babies in his career, but they can only prosecute him on those found in his clinic.

Most in the pro-life movement know what happens to women in these legal clinics. Some are maimed for life, needing hysterectomies or bowel repair, but it's a well-kept secret.


Does anyone really think that the pain those babies felt at the hands of Gosnell was greater than the pain felt by infants who are dismembered alive in the womb or birth canal in legal abortions?  This may be hard to read for the uninformed, but it is still legal in some states to deliver a baby feet first, leaving the head in the canal so she cannot draw a first breath, then puncturing her skull with a blunt object.  Does a breath of air suddenly permit the baby to feel pain that it would not feel otherwise in the womb?  Let's be realistic.  What about those babies who are burned alive chemically? 

What more compelling evidence does one need that it is not a blob of tissue when it is known that some survive chemical abortions and are put on a cold shelf to die.  Jill Stanek was a nurse who blew the whistle on the practiceGianna Jessen is a survivor of chemical abortion which left her with cerebral palsy, but not a broken spirit. Thanks to Jill, and others who testified, President Bush signed into law the requirement to give treatment to babies who survive abortions (see "Born Alive Infant Protection Act").  But make no mistake, the Gosnell case proves that just because there is a law doesn't mean it will be taken seriously and enforced.


I am glad to see that even the liberal, secular media has made the facts of this case known without holding back the gruesome details.  I leave you with a mix of resources to see for yourself. 

For those suffering from the psychological effects of abortion, there are compassionate resources.  Young girls are often pushed against their will, girlfriends threatened, and people misled into believing that they are eliminating a blob of tissue.  There are sources for healing among other women who regret their abortions.

For those who defend abortion, please know exactly what it is you are defending.  Click through some of the links on this page for photos and videos of abortions at various stages.  It's easy to defend a practice which kills someone you can't see.  Is this what we want to be remembered for in future generations? There are organizations out there that will help women with a crisis pregnancy, but some are actually abortion centers.  There are many more loving couples that would love to have your baby, and help you with expenses to bring him or her to term.  Call a local Catholic Church, which would always send you to a pro-life crisis pregnancy center.  It's not a matter of what you do with your own body, it's a matter of what you are about to do to someone else's body.

See many more resources at Priests for Life
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