Kermit Gosnell. Have you heard this name?
But you should have by now.
According to witnesses in his grand jury murder trial, Gosnell ran an abortion clinic that went way beyond the call of duty. According to his grand jury report,
"This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy -- and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors... This business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels -- and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths."Horrifying testimony, but I'm not hearing much about it.
Kirsten Powers, a USA Today reporter, begins her story of this trial with these words:
"We've forgotten what belongs on Page One. Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven't heard about these sickening accusations? It's not your fault..."This so-called physician preyed on poor women with unplanned pregnancies who felt they had no other options. But somehow, the powers that be have labeled this un-newsworthy.
Perhaps it steps on too many toes -- not just Gosnell's.
Well, I say it's news. Let's get the word out, folks. And...
Let's pray that justice is done.
Let's pray for the victims of this man's crimes.
Let's pray for unborn babies who cannot fight for themselves.