*Warning: This post contains very graphic content. While I believe the full understanding of these atrocities is vital for teenagers and adults, this isn’t something that kids should see.*
The media loves tragedies. Trayvon Martin…Newtown…starving kids in third world countries (and these are certainly all tragedies). The problem is, when a tragedy occurs that doesn’t help perpetuate the liberal narrative, it sadly gets left aside.
This is the case with Kermit Gosnell. Never heard of him? That’s because the media hasn’t covered him.
Gosnell was an abortionist in Philadelphia who is being charged with several counts of murder.
Now, this post is NOT going to be a post to condemn abortion (those will come later). I am not going to try to convince you that abortion is wrong. This is simply a post bringing to attention a story that goes WAY beyond anything we have heard before. The Gosnell case is not a case that should only tick Christians off; this is something way more serious. You’ll see what I mean.
I am also not going to sugarcoat this. I will tell you the cold, hard facts. This is important, and isn’t something that anyone should look past. This story deserves everyone’s full attention.
Back to the story. Gosnell ran an abortion clinic in Philadelphia. Suspicion arose that he might be illegally selling prescription drugs, so the FBI raided the clinic in 2010. What they found was an utter shock. They entered a room with blood stains on the floors and chairs, a smell of urine in the air, and several sedated, moaning women (who had been sedated by unlicensed staff). They found rusty, unsterile equipment. But that wasn’t the worst of it. They also found jars, bags, and jugs full of fetal remains…dead babies. Not just aborted fetuses either. Some of the babies were second-trimester with incisions at the back of their skulls. Obviously, an investigation ensued.
Gosnell was characterized by providing (illegal) late-term abortions. In PA, it’s illegal to do an abortion after 24 weeks. Almost half of the abortions performed at Gosnell’s clinic (the Women’s Medical Society) were past the 24 week mark. It was calculated that Gosnell would do 4-5 illegal abortions a week. His method was atrocious. He would induce labor, and the baby would be born alive. After it was born, Gosnell would insert scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and sever its spinal cord. He called this “snipping.” It also came out that sometimes he would leave his untrained staff to sedate the woman, deliver the baby, and then do the “snipping” (sometimes after the baby had been living and breathing for 20 minutes). There were also instances when he made crude and disgusting remarks on the size of the babies. I won’t repeat them because I’m too close to crying already.
It also came out a few days ago that Gosnell employed a 15 year old girl. She admitted to helping him with abortions and administering drugs to patients. I pray for this poor girl.
If all of this wasn’t enough, Gosnell’s way of handling the mothers was nothing short of abuse. He had one woman who went into convulsions from the medication and fell off the exam table. She hit her head, and Gosnell refused to call 911, or let anyone else do so. His former employees admitted that he treated black patients much worse than white patients. The white patients were allowed to sit in his one clean office, and were only sedated by him. However, he made the black patients sit in the blood-stained offices, and were often medicated by unlicensed staff.
However, here’s the kicker. Gosnell had one patient that had just immigrated to America. She was illiterate. She was given drugs while Gosnell was not there (she was a minority). She was overdosed and went into shock. When Gosnell finally arrived, she wasn’t breathing. After calling 911, Gosnell and his staff rearranged her body and his instruments to make it appear that they had been in the middle of an abortion when she died. They also lied to the paramedics about who had administered the drugs, and how much she had been given.
I hope, at this point, that you are enraged and repulsed. You should be. I don’t care if you are so far pro-choice that you think Margaret Sanger was a sweetheart. This story should make you want to cry. If it doesn’t, you need to reevaluate yourself.
These tragedies went on for years. Many patients and former employees reported Gosnell, but the PA Department of Health stopped inspecting abortion clinics for “political reasons.” So, the Gosnell clinic went on illegally murdering babies and harming people until they were discovered in 2010. Gosnell is currently on trial for 8 counts of murder (it would be hundreds more, but no files were kept of many of his illegal abortions).
For years, the media has been trying to cover it up. Why? Well, think about it. The mainstream media is a liberal institution…there’s no denying it. The media only covers what helps build up their worldview. Liberal tend to be pro-choice, so they don’t report stories that make abortion look bad. They can’t afford to hurt their case. So much for “unbiased” news.
You saw President Obama speak to the parents of the victims at Sandy Hook. You saw him talk briefly about the Bengazi scandal. Have you heard him talk about a massacre of live babies and women that has been going on for decades? Nope. The murders I mentioned are certainly tragic and well-deserving of mourning and recognition. I would NEVER want to take away from that. However, my point is, Obama (being a liberal) can’t risk degrading his beliefs…so the Gosnell trial remain unspoken.
Thankfully, the media is FINALLY starting to cover the trial. Christians and conservatives have been beating them up and shaming them (and rightfully so!) over their silence. I didn’t think it would work, but it did. That’s something at least.
My reason for writing about this story is to bring this tragedy to light. It has sat in the darkness too long. It is important for everyone to know about this (not just pro-lifers). This is a national tragedy; it is deserving of unwavering attention and appropriate mourning.
If you’re like me, this story made you sick and depressed. The details (and pictures) of the way the babies were killed are simply too much. However, it is VITAL that we are aware of all of the information. That’s why I wasn’t afraid to describe it in full. You NEED to hear it. You need to see it. The only way anyone will ever be convinced of the evil of this case is if they know what really happened. My challenge to you is, tell everyone you know. Send them this post or the many others that are out there. Tell them what happened; make them see the evil in it. This isn’t a one-sided issue; everyone, of all faiths and views, NEED to know about this.
Here is an article that I used as a reference (it has the full story with all the details): http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/why-dr-kermit-gosnells-trial-should-be-a-front-page-story/274944/
I know this was a tough post to read, but it is probably one of the most important ones I could write. I truly felt convicted to get it out there. Next week we’ll go lighter.
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