We provide an update on Dr Kermit Gosnell, the West Philadelphia doctor who specialized in late-term abortion, particularly for black girls (see last edition of CA!). Dr Gosnell said at his arraignment in Court that he did not understand why he was being charged in the deaths of the babies.” According to the grand jury “He told his staff that this barbaric conduct was standard medical practice. It was not. It was criminal behavior” Gosnell was jailed without bail. (www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/25/checks-of-pa-abortion-clinics-find-some-problems/?page=1).
Church Arise! certainly understands the confusion of Dr Gosnell. He apparently can’t understand what to him is the out-of-proportion rumpus to his choosing to kill a few hundred condemned infants immediately after their induced birth rather than kill them with the same scissors inside the wombs of their mothers in the name of abortion! Dr Gosnell’s logic is quite simple: Just because late-abortions are dangerous to the mothers, people have to pay exorbitant fees at specialist clinics who are licensed to carry them out. The problem of late abortion is basically that the baby having grown considerably, cannot be so easily cut into pieces and every piece completely evacuated from the womb without risks of serious contaminations and infection. So, we have the Gosnell’s cheap, effective commonsense approach: Simply allow the baby to develop even a little more in the womb, let her come out naturally through the process of birth (induced or normal); and immediately the baby comes out, meet her with a stroke of the scissors at the back of the nape!. What is the difference killing the baby in the womb (with so much risks of complications), or simply killing him safely immediately it comes out of the womb?
The respectable-looking elderly doctor has consistently applied this logic and practice a couple of several hundred times over a decade - with tremendous revenue accruing!
In Dr Gosnell’s thinking, as long as no one is questioning why the babies have to die, it’s pure hypocrisy complaining whether they were killed within the womb (with only a few elitist centres getting the licence for such killing) or killing them more safely outside the womb! As a matter of fact, it was only in 2002 that it became illegal to simply throw away (or use for research) babies who survive the abortion process and come out alive. And even then, there is still no penalty specified for defaulters! (http://www.opposingviews.com/i/protecting-babies-who-survive-abortions) . Unfortunately, abortion advocates seem incapable of seeing all these contradictions. For now they are ready to feed Gosnell , apparently just one of their disposable “useful idiots” to the dogs and go on with their sordid business. For more info on abortion in the US, including partial birth/live birth abortion, see http://prolifeaction.org/faq/abortion.php#roe
Meanwhile as reported on Moriel website, the 53rd million American child was aborted sometimes late last year , 38 years after the landmark Supreme court’s Roe vs. Wade ruling making the procedure perfectly legal in the United States.. (http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/news/staggering-u-s-passed-53-million-abortion-mark-in-2010) Moriel.org also drew attention to a parallel story announcing that 40% of all pregnancies in New York city now end up being aborted The same players who have brought America thus far in her unenviable track are currently furiously working hard to accomplish the same in Nigeria and elsewhere. Hence the need for those on the side of the Truth to speak out and act as led by the Spirit. Moriel threw up two Scriptures to provoke further discussions on abortion:
Lk 1:41: When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Heb 7:9–10: And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.