Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kermit Gosnell on Trial

Kermit Gosnell is a late term abortionist. I don’t remember reading about him when he got arrested a couple of years ago, but now he is on trial. Women have died under his care – though the word care – is not appropriate. How can this be any sort of health care? The grand jury report is horrifying (do not read it if you cannot handle gruesome details). He damaged women. He killed babies who could have survived. He cut off baby parts to keep as trophies. It’s sick, sick, sick.

Yet, this trial brings to light the utter absurdity of how we define life. Why does the baby become a patient once outside the womb but is allowed to be butchered inside? Isn't the baby worth saving the moment it comes into being? This so-called reproductive health care always ends badly for the baby. I am appalled that we can ignore this holocaust (more than 3,000 babies killed in the womb every single day in the US alone). And no, contraception does not lead to fewer abortions, as is typically thought. Read this insightful article to see what contraception really leads to. But I digress. This issue has too many dimensions to cover in a blog post.

If ever I was in favor of death penalty, this case would be it. But my faith doesn’t allow me to do this. We cannot take someone’s life. No matter how evil. It’s in God’s hands. Let Gosnell live out his life in prison, where he can hopefully come to realize the gravity of what he has done. Just maybe, he will repent and ask for mercy.

Of course, each and every one of us is culpable, because without our collective madness, we wouldn't have gone down the slippery slope of death as a solution to social problems. We can climb out of this pit by strengthening the family, practicing charity, but first and foremost, recognizing evil for what it is. 
Holy Innocents, pray for us.
St. Michael, pray for us.
Mary, pray for us.

Domine, miserere nobis.

Edited to add: Torture inflicted by Gosnell a perfect picture of abortion in America


Unknown said...

I believe a woman has the right to choose, but having said this, the man sounds like a serial killer. They take souvenirs too.

Vijaya said...

The idea that a woman has a right to kill her baby is what allows the abortion industry to flourish.

Suman Khisty said...

This is a direct result of where the country's moral values are headed. There used to be a time when sex was accepted only in marriage just like the Bible tells us. Now even marriage doesn't mean the same anymore. Our society has become a selfish "me" society and "our" needs override everything else in life doesn't matter which innocent soul is killed along the way, all under the name of women's right. The evils of what abortion does to the woman or the child never makes it to the front page of any major newspaper. I checked to see if Gosnell's Trial made headlines on any major newspapers and they didn't. It shows what's important in this society and apparently an unborn child has no voice. Like our beloved Pope John Paul II said - a nation that kills its children has no future. Women, wake up and stop making your womb a war zone. We were given this beautiful gift to bring life into this world. Keep it safe for our babies. If we don't fight for the life of our babies who will? God have mercy on us.

Vijaya said...

Suman, the coverage has been scant in the national news because it must prick at our collective consciences ... but this trial brings to light the seeds we've sown, that of denying the most vulnerable their right to live. We need to wake up.