by Robert A. Waters
Now that the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell is behind us, I thought I'd share a few thoughts about this atrocity. I'll admit, I've had a hard time wrapping my mind around the brutality of it all. As I watched the case play out, I kept asking myself, Aren't we supposed to take care of children?
It’s a matter of scale. Hitler murdered millions. Stalin tens of millions.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell likely murdered thousands.
In his bloody Philadelphia clinic, a newborn child was born. Instead of a mother’s arms to hold it and love it and caress it, the child was laid out on a dissection table. As it gasped for air, Gosnell produced a scalpel and ripped open the back of its neck. Then, using scissors, the doctor cut the infant’s spinal cord.
Or maybe his staff, trained in this macabre ritual, performed the deed.
For forty years, day after day, decade after decade, Gosnell and his staff of hired baby assassins “snipped” the spines of living, breathing children. Thousands of infants, unwanted by their mothers yet struggling to survive in this brave new world, bled their lives away in that filthy room.
It’s the type of thing you’d expect from Nazi butcher Josef Mengele.
If that sounds too harsh, consider this passage from Louis Bulow’s book, Josef Mengele, Angel of Death: “Once Mengele's assistant rounded up fourteen pairs of Roma twins during the night. Mengele placed them on his polished marble dissection table and put them to sleep. He then injected chloroform into their hearts, killing them instantly. Mengele then began dissecting and meticulously noting each piece of the twins’ bodies.”
So now Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been convicted of murdering babies. Although many of his staff, also convicted, said they regretted their actions, Gosnell has shown no remorse. His wife, Pearl, who pleaded guilty to performing illegal abortions and racketeering, said: “I am sorry for my part in this horror. My husband is in jail, which is where he should be.”
Meanwhile, the murdered souls of Dr. Gosnell’s victims cry for justice that will not come. Like Josef Mengele, the baby assassin escaped execution.
Where did the love go?
Where did the humanity go?
Where did the God-given moral standards that we were raised on go?