Serial infant killer Kermit Gosnell is guilty of murder, at least officially guilty of ending the lives of three of the thousands of infants he has butchered over his three-decade, lucrative – $1.8 million annually, “career”. He may face the death penalty for his role in the holocaust that our nation has undergone in the past 40 years. According to the Associated Press:
Prosecution experts said one [baby] was nearly 30 weeks along when it was aborted, and it was so big that Gosnell allegedly joked it could “walk to the bus.” A second fetus was said to be alive for some 20 minutes before a clinic worker snipped its neck. A third was born in a toilet and was moving before another clinic employee grabbed it and severed its spinal cord, according to testimony. Baby E let out a soft whimper before Gosnell cut its neck, the jury was told; Gosnell was acquitted in that baby’s death.
It will be interesting to watch the impact, if any, that this will have on abortion “doctors” across the country. While many abortion advocates have condemned Gosnell’s actions, it hasn’t necessarily been because he murdered children.
Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation, had this to say about the Gosnell case:
The fact that he wasn’t providing care later and wasn’t ensuring fetal demise and not operating under any established standards of care and outside of the law is the problem in this case…
In Saporta’s eyes, the problem wasn’t that Gosnell was killing newborns. The problem was that he didn’t kill them soon enough.
Now that Gosnell has been found guilty of killing infants, will our national conscience awaken to the truth that children have inalienable rights from the moment of birth? The right to their own life is certainly chief among these. Do they have other natural rights as well? Such as being known and loved by both of their parents? And will we begin to ask ourselves if we are dehumanizing the most helpless among us, the pre-born, so that we can be free of inconvenient lives?
And for those of us who are pro-life, are we willing to take radical steps to encourage and genuinely support those women who find themselves in the unenviable position of taking on a two-person job (parenting) alone?
“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” -Mother Theresa