Abortion advocates want to pretend Dr Kermit Gosnell was an aberration but that isn’t so. Today some pro abortion supporters want to put this trial behind us and go back to their comfortable world but there are too many disturbing questions to go back.
Why weren’t the abortion clinics better regulated, through both Democrat and Republican governors? Why did they go unreported? Why did Planned Parenthood continue sending late term abortion women to Gosnell even when they knew the place was unfit? Why didn’t the women who had abortions complain about the conditions?
Now that we know fetuses can be saved earlier than previously thought and with increasing information that they feel pain very early in their development, it is harder to think of them as things, clumps of nothing.
Many people are saying it better than I can; here’s one from Ramesh Ponnuru :
Kermit Gosnell is a serial killer. He was found guilty today of the first-degree murder of three infants and the third-degree murder of a patient at his abortion clinic. The grand jury believes that hundreds of infants met the same end as the ones whose murders were proved in court. Let no one call this justice.
Gosnell’s case ought to spur reform — in states, which ought to make sure their
abortion clinics aren’t going even further than the law allows; in Congress,
which ought to determine if the civil rights of infants are being adequately protected; and in the Supreme Court, which ought to revisit an abortion jurisprudence that is more
extreme than is typically understood.
Elizabeth Scalia at The Anchoress notes that the guilty verdicts for Gosnell came on Our Lady of Fatima FeastDay. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2013/05/13/breaking-gosnell-guilty-3-counts-of-1st-degree-murder/
I’m left with disturbing images and thoughts. Hundreds of babies who managed to survive an abortion only to be cut with a knife that clipped their little spinal cords. Little feet in jars. Bodies frozen in pet food bags. Not to mention the 54 million since abortion became legal in this country. Little innocents, little lives lost, little souls….