“I want you. I need you. But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you. Now don’t be sad, ’cause two out of three ain’t bad.” – Meatloaf, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
Kermit Gosnell. Remember that name – Kermit Gosnell. You are not alone, Kermit Gosnell – you are not the only Kermit Gosnell in America.
Gosnell, operator of a West Philadelphia abortion clinic, was arrested earlier this week. Articles are all over the internet, including here. From reports: “Authorities allege that Gosnell and a fleet of undertrained — sometimes untrained — workers ran a ghoulish operation in Philadelphia in which labor was induced in very late-term pregnancies with unsanitary equipment, the viable babies born alive and killed with scissors to the spine, and their body parts left in jars — or clogging plumbing into which unattended women had given birth.”
Let me reiterate, he induced labor and stabbed the babies in the spine with scissors.
And what is your response to this, dear reader? Shock, horror, disgust?
Spare me your angst, spare me your shock, they are all lost on me. As horrid as these crimes, these murders sound, I hold that Kermit Gosnell is guilty of nothing more than a fourth trimester abortion. Do you weep for the newborn baby, crying and screaming out its first few breaths, only to have its life cut short by scissors to the spine? Do you weep for that one!? Where are your tears for the baby stabbed through the skull seconds before birth? Where are your tears for the 20 week old baby in Mommy’s womb having its life snatched away? Where are your tears for the silent scream?
Does Kermit Gosnell horrify you? Kermit Gosnell is America. This is the country you live in. Over one million babies are aborted in this country every year. Over one million babies are stabbed through the spine with Gosnell’s Scissors every year. Are you horrified at seven specific deaths? In New York city alone, 41% of all pregnancies end in abortion. Safe, Legal, and Rare – I guess one out of three ain’t bad.
The article notes that a decade ago, a former employee went to authorities and laid out in grim detail the horrid nature of the operation. Unsanitary and unsterile conditions, unsupervised sedation, underage patients, over prescription of pain pills (with high street value). The response of Philadelphia authorities? Nothing. Abortion is the sacrament of liberal America – risk no harm to the sacrament.
The grand jury notes: “We think the reason no one acted is because the women in question were poor and of color, because the victims were infants without identities and because the subject was the political football of abortion.” Sow and reap my friends, sow and reap. It is black America that has for years stood stridently by a Democrat party that is wholly given over to the pro-choice movement, to Margaret Sanger progressives. (A movement that holds it is useful and necessary to weed out “weaker races” through abortion.) You are surprised that they did nothing? I am surprised that you have done nothing!
Where are the black leaders? Have you stood silent while these murderers of the Left have slain a generation of your children? Have you given them continual political support despite their willingness to kill your offspring at the drop of a hat – their willingness to let Kermit Gosnell murder wantonly and wreak havoc on women who are “poor and of color”? Sow and reap, sow and reap.
Where are my Christian brothers who support “safe, legal, and rare”? There is no such thing. You approve of Kermit Gosnell by your actions. You give him leave to commit his slaughter. Where are you, my progressive Christian friends? Speak! You know who you are.
Don’t give me any of this “there are other issues” nonsense! If you refused to vote for a pro-choice candidate then none would surface – you cannot possibly win an election in America without support of a large number of Christians. Don’t give me any of this “abortion is an economic issue, and we need to solve the economy to reduce abortions” – NONSENSE! This is the wealthiest country the world has ever known. If your logic holds then child holocaust is the natural state of man and we are all excused from evil. Even still, what if your liberal policies actually harm the economy? (look out your window.) Will you then relent? I doubt it.
“Don’t you understand? Hitler is trying to rebuild a nation. You cannot reduce our politics to one simple little issue, like blind faith and allegiance to the Furher or the mere slaughter of Jewry – there are other issues at stake!” We follow the same path. White washed walls. Tombs of dead men’s bones. You hold Gosnell’s Scissors?
How long, o Lord, how long?
Join the resistance my friends. Join the fight. 150 years ago we hid runaway slaves in the barns and refused to give them back to their “masters”. 70 years ago we hid Jews in our attics, feeling the heat of the secret police as they questioned and threatened. Today we save babies. They don’t even know they are in danger, and yet we press on.
There are crisis pregnancy centers all across America, and most desperately need support, like Laurel Pregnancy Center in Laurel, MD, or Pregnancy Support Services in Durham, NC. Your money can save lives, what a trade. You will never know what happened to the life you rescued, but God’s accounting is perfect.
As for Kermit Gosnell, he reacted with shock at the eight counts of murder against him. He understood the one, for the adult female, but not the seven for the babies – asking the judge to explain to him how those could possibly be charges? And why not? To Gosnell’s mind, there is no difference between killing a baby moments after versus moments before exiting the birth canal. Right you are Kermit Gosnell, right you are. There is no difference.