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In the fifth week of Kermit Gosnell's murder trial, jurors learned about severed hands and feet Gosnell kept in jars of formaldehyde, clogged toilets filled with aborted babies' arms and legs, and a federally-funded children's vaccination program Gosnell scammed to obtain vaccines for his grandchild.
On Monday, Dr. Sam Gulino, Philadelphia's chief medical examiner, gave his testimony about the 47 dead babies recovered from Gosnell's office that were delivered to him for examination, including the aborted remains of Karnamaya Mongar's baby. more >>
At yesterday's White House press conference, spokesman Jay Carney said the President would not comment about the murders committed by Kermit Gosnell because his trial is ongoing. Despite the spurious response, the President has made his position quite clear on the issue of infanticide: he supports it.
Infanticide is defined as the killing of infants within the first twenty-four hours of a child's birth.
Here are just a few examples as to why the President of the United States supports infanticide: more >>
A few major news publications, including The Washington Post, admitted that the death penalty trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell is largely being ignored by mainstream media because it doesn't fit with the pro-abortion narrative.
"I say we didn't write more because the only abortion story most outlets ever cover in the news pages is every single threat or perceived threat to abortion rights," Melinda Henneberger, a Washington Post politics writer, wrote on Monday.
"In fact, that is so fixed a view of what constitutes coverage of that issue that it's genuinely hard, I think, for many journalists to see a story outside that paradigm as news. That's not so much a conscious decision as a reflex, but the effect is one-sided coverage." more >>
Last week, I wrote a column entitled "Brutality in the Brave New World" discussing an appalling movement within the scientific community in which researchers are exploring the "therapeutic" potential of the eggs of aborted baby girls. In a similar vein, a bioethicist writing for the Huffington Post in 2009 famously suggested that pregnant women wanting abortions be paid to remain pregnant longer so that their aborted babies yield more "useful" body parts. In the face of such moral depravity, the only conclusion to be drawn was that mankind has given itself over utterly to the appetites of ambition and avarice, and Heaven help those who find themselves the object of these appetites unchecked by moral standards.
As if to emphasize the point, the nation is currently bearing witness to one of the most horrifying cases of slaughterhouse medicine in recent memory. Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been charged with the murder of seven newborn babies and one young woman after law enforcement raided his "clinic" on a hunt for illegal prescription drugs. The chamber of horrors they discovered is almost too gruesome for words, yet an excruciating account of Gosnell's butchery is exactly what the grand jury in this case had to produce. The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf featured some of the testimony in his article "Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story":
"Public health officials inspected the surgery rooms. 'Instruments were not sterile,' the grand jury states. 'Equipment was rusty and outdated. Oxygen equipment was covered with dust, and had not been inspected. The same corroded suction tubing used for abortions was the only tubing available for oral airways if assistance for breathing was needed. There was no functioning resuscitation or even monitoring equipment, except for a single blood pressure cuff.' Upon further inspection, 'the search team discovered fetal remains haphazardly stored throughout the clinic - in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and even in cat-food containers.' and 'Gosnell admitted to Detective Wood that at least 10 to 20 percent of the fetuses were probably older than 24 weeks in gestation - even though Pennsylvania law prohibits abortions after 24 weeks. In some instances, surgical incisions had been made at the base of the fetal skulls.'" more >>
The White House was asked a question about the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell Monday. Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president is aware of the atrocities revealed in the trial but will not comment on the issues raised because it is an ongoing trial.
"The president is aware of [the Gosnell trial], ... [he] does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial. ... Certainly, the things you hear and read about this case are unsettling, but I can't comment further on an ongoing legal proceeding," Carney said.
Fox News Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry followed up by reminding Carney that President Barack Obama, in 2003 when he was an Illinois state senator, opposed a bill that made it a crime to kill a baby born alive as the result of a botched abortion – the same crime that Gosnell is on trial for. more >>
Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is facing the death penalty if he is convicted of the murders for which he is being tried in Philadelphia. Surely, the heinous acts of which he stands accused are depraved. They probably meet the criteria for capital punishment under Pennsylvania law. However, in the event that Gosnell is convicted, which seems likely, I am asking my fellow pro-lifers around the country to join me in requesting that his life be spared.
Someone might make the case for mercy by pointing out that Gosnell merely carried out the logic of the abortion license that is enshrined and protected in our law. One might note that there is no moral difference between dismembering a child inside the womb (which our jurisprudence, alas, treats as a constitutional liberty) and snipping a child's neck after he or she has emerged from the womb (potentially a capital offense). How can our legal system impose the death penalty on Gosnell, given the arbitrariness and irrationality of the underlying law?
But that is not the fundamental reason for our asking for Gosnell's life to be spared. more >>