Yesterday it was reported that Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist, was arrested and charged with eight counts of murder. He was charged with the murder of babies who were fully delivered; he induced labor, delivered the babies and then stuck a scissors in the back of their necks and mercilessly killed them. Their first breath, was also their last. Lacking even the dignity of a human touch; no one holding their tiny, innocent hand coursing with life's blood, as that life left their tiny bodies. Eyes opening, trying to focus for the first time and trustingly seek out the security of the face belonging to the voice they'd heard for many months inside the womb. Struggling to survive, as the will to live is strong, even in the most tiny and vulnerable.
He was not charged with the murders of babies he killed the same way - earning $1.8 million in one year alone for doing so - only inside the womb.
Gosnell's abortion mill was a gruesome house of evil. When police searched Gosnell's facilities, they found that "bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses were scattered throughout the building. Jars containing the severed feet of babies lined a shelf." This grotesque cretin kept severed feet as some sort of macabre serial killer trophy.
The State of Pennsylvania knew this. And ignored it. Allowing him to commit murder, time and time again, for decades. Their reasoning? Inspecting abortion mills clinics and requiring that they have basic safety standards would result in "putting up a barrier to women" and their 'choice'. The 'choice' is never explicitly said because by choice they, of course, mean the purposeful killing of a baby. Barbara Boxer and even our own President would have believed the same. Barbara Boxer believes that a right to life does not exist until a mother 'chooses' to take her baby home, alive, from the hospital. President Obama, when a state senator in Illinois, had more concern for abortionists than for the babies whose lives they snuff out. He cared more about protecting the vile excuses for human beings like Kermit Gosnell than the babies they were attempting to kill. He believes that babies who are born alive during an abortion attempt should legally be left to die. As a Senator in Illinois, debating a Born Alive bill, he said this:
As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child — however way you want to describe it — is now outside the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that it’s nonviable but there’s, let’s say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead..
Not just coming out limp and dead. Like the babies born in Gosnell's facilities. Poor Gosnell would have too much of a burden, what with pesky babies not cooperating and insisting on having the human will to live and the strong spirit to survive.
The extensive grand jury report also said the following:
But even this total abdication by the Department of Health might not have been fatal.
Here they are wrong. That the abortion clinic existed at all, by definition means there were fatalities there. Likely thousands of them. That is the sole purpose of an abortion clinic. Already the pro-abortionist left like Amanda Marcotte, is trying to blame "anti-choicers" for "crappy abortionists". She is, in effect, saying "Too bad a better 'doctor' didn't kill the babies by stabbing in neck with scissors in a cleaner way." If only he'd hidden the evidence, you see. So people weren't forced into realizing that lives, not balls of cells, are snuffed out. She cares naught for actual safety. If she did, why would she have adamantly opposed Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's conclusion that state agencies in Virginia could legally regulate abortion clinics? Do you know why she, and other pro-abortionists objected? Because some clinics wouldn't be able to afford meeting basic safety standards and would have to close down. See, they don't give a hoot about safety. It's all about blood money and a sickening agenda.
Furthermore, the difference between this gruesome killing machine and a "safe" clinic is aesthetics, really. There is no denying the horror of what was found in this "doctor's" office. But it happens in every abortion clinic across the land. Sticking a scalpel in a baby's neck in utero has the same result as sticking it in the neck with scissors outside the womb: Death.
In this case, people can visualize the actual babies, as they were horrifically kept in jars and bottles. In "safe" clinics, they are hidden away in haz-mat disposals or chopped up into tiny pieces before being sucked out of their mother's womb and disposed of like trash. Hidden away, allowing people to blind themselves to what is actually happening. It is easier to remain blissfully ignorant and ignore the fact that a baby is a baby, in utero or out. It is easier to believe that a life taken inside the womb is somehow different than a life taken outside of one. It is easier to believe that 'viability' is a valid argument, otherwise one would have to come to the appalling realization that Roe v. Wade actually sanctions infanticide.
Here is what is actually happening, to the babies who are aborted without being fully delivered:
My eyes shot back to the screen again. The cannula was already being rotated by the doctor, and now I could see the tiny body violently twisting with it. For the briefest moment the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone. And the uterus was empty. Totally empty.
The only difference is that some of the babies Gosnell killed took a first, and last, breath. Others never even get a first, and only, breath. Their lives are snuffed out inside what should be a safe harbor. Never having a chance to breathe, never feeling a single human and loving touch. Never having a chance to see the grace and beauty of life. Never feeling the sun warming the tops of their sweet-smelling heads. Never lifting their faces into the rain to catch drops on their cheeks and tongue. Never chortling with innocence and wonder. Never giggling in the way that children do; a way that touches you so deeply and fills you with joy to your very core. Never growing up to fall in love, to marry and to have children of their own.
This is the slippery slope of Roe v. Wade and the evil it has wrought. Fifty million babies have been killed since it became law. Babies are killed every hour of every day, only more often with a vacuum or a D&C than with scissors, which makes it easier for people to choose to believe the 'ball of cells' lie. What happened in Gosnell's office should hit home as an atrocity, even to people who purport to be pro-choice. To some people, being pro-choice really means they are making the choice to believe the 'ball of cells' or non-viable lies, because they want to be enlightened and For The Women. Because, empowerment. Feminists even seek to celebrate abortion as something that gives them their twisted idea of equality. But it is not enlightened nor high-minded; it, like Roe v. Wade, is condoning, for whatever reason, the killing of innocent life.
My rights as a woman are not predicated on a legal ability to kill my own children. To suggest otherwise does not empower women. To the contrary; it degrades and demeans women and all of society. Our hands are stained with the blood of the 50 million lives lost and we must put an end to the lie that it is a Women's Rights issue. The pro-abortionist Left has odiously, yet effectively, made that the issue. It's not. The issue is that we are sanctioning infanticide and it must end.
Their voices, 50 million voices, were silenced. The screams of those innocent babies are unheard. Ours cannot be.