Quiet In The Face Of Evil

Democrats define the meaning of power. For them, it means running on pro-abortion, using the issue to gain power. And when someone calls it evil, they shrug it off as “you are just trying to take abortion rights away.” Note, I refuse to use the term reproductive rights.

When all the outrage came down over Gov Northam’s interview statements on abortion that could be described as infanticide, the Dems were speechless. Not for contempt but because they could not defend it. I mean Notham came right on and said what the agenda was in detail. How could they defend that?

They couldn’t say it was a lie or that it was fabricated and it was not out of context.

Then they adopted a more cavalier attitude. So what? They parsed it down that it somehow did not really mean anything because it was not that common. Instead, they shifted the debate to one about abortion or Roe v. Wade itself. But that was not the issue or source of outrage. Infanticide was.

All that dust up over Northam’s yearbook followed which is all anyone wanted to talk about since. Rather convenient is it not? They made the racism issue the bigger story.

Last night I heard a liberal Fox contributor give what must be the latest installment of talking points to divert from the issue. Jessica Tarlov made the claim that the “late-term” abortion description was a made up thing by conservatives. Yes, we invented the term, she said. But by it we are only trying to differentiate these from other abortions. Rightfully so. I suppose to her they are all just abortions, no need for any descriptors.

And she claimed that we were the only ones who use such terminology. Except for one thing, professionals and academics do as well. They commonly refer to earlier abortions vs later abortions. See, it is the element of time — which is development in the life of a fetus or baby — that Democrats do not want to acknowledge.

It would seem an important factor in many circumstances. But Jessica does not like the time frame being alluded to. We could also technically call them 3rd-trimester abortions. She probably would object to that, too. It reveals the developmental state of the baby.

If it is after 6 months, many people accept it can be a viable fetus. She would like to divert from the viability issue. Note how we are at fault for calling it “late-term.” I guess if you have no other argument or defense, then the only thing left is to argue over semantics and descriptors. No, she doesn’t want them to have an identifiable identity or humanity.

How does terminology change what Gosnell did or what Northam was talking about?

For background reference, here is the Grand Jury Report on Kermit Gosnell, in its details. By the way, it refers to late-term abortions as well as infants born alive and “infanticide.’ But then there can never be a full accounting for how many of these procedures were done, or how many babies were killed, because he destroyed the records.

When the Gosnell story finally broke in media, it was met with the same silence among Democrats and leftists that the media initially gave it. The same deadly silence that kept Gosnell in practice for years. Terminology was not the problem, what was done was. Even “fact-checkers” could not excuse it. So the answer was just do not talk about it.

But something else is also marked by that time frame of first, second and third trimester. That is the support for abortion according to trimesters. At late-term, only about 13% of people support it. So it sounds like she is the one with the language problem, everyone else knows what it is. Speaking of time, that dislike is consistently about the same since ’96 when they first began polling it. But blame it all on the words late-term abortion. Sigh.

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Ad the media won’t show

Timothy 4:2
1But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron.”

Evangelist Charles Finney wrote: ” You see that many persons mistake a seared for an approving conscience. They profess to be conscientious in what they are doing, evidently meaning by this that they feel no compunction in doing as they do, while it is manifest that they have not the peace of God, the deep approbation of conscience in the course they are pursuing. Now the absence of the approving smiles of conscience should teach them, that they are laboring under a delusion in supposing themselves to act in accordance with the dictates of conscience.” [1]

Washington Examiner –April 14, 2013:

Tim Carney: Abortionist’s case raises troubling questions

“Sue,” as the grand jury report calls the mother, came to Gosnell’s gory abortion clinic at 9 in the morning. Gosnell’s staff induced labor. At 11 p.m., Sue finally gave birth to her son. Gosnell’s assistant Kareema Cross testified that the boy was 18 or 19 inches long, “nearly the size of her own 6 pound, 6 ounce, newborn daughter.”

Then Kermit Gosnell allegedly did what he always does after he delivers a baby: He murdered it. “The doctor just slit the neck,” Cross testified. Snipping the back of newborns’ necks was allegedly how Gosnell aborted babies after delivering them.

But with “Sue’s” son — Baby Boy A, the grand jury report called him — Gosnell apparently failed. The baby kept twitching in the little plastic box where Gosnell had discarded him, according to testimony. Gosnell allegedly tried to falsely dismiss this as “reflexes.”

In his first U.S. Senate race, Obama used Carhart’s procedure as a fundraising pitch. In a 2004 campaign mailing, Michelle Obama tried to rally the donor base by explaining how Republicans were trying to ban partial-birth abortion, “a legitimate medical procedure,” as Michelle put it.

The most substantive difference between the partial-birth abortions on which Obama fundraised and Gosnell’s abortions is this: Dr. Gosnell did the snipping outside of the mother’s birth canal, while Dr. Carhart reaches his scissors inside the woman’s vagina to snip the baby’s spine. [Entire article]

So as Michelle would characterize it — Gosnell should have her as a defense witness — he was only performing a “legitimate medical procedure”. I know what the problem is, these details are bad enough to make most people sick. To think Obama wants to defend that heaps disgust on him. Why didn’t he weigh in on this murder?

I mean he intervened in a private, local enforcement incident in Mass. When someone announces a gay marriage, he calls to congratulate them. He makes comments about a pending SCOTUS decision. He comments on their decisions after. But he remained silent on Gosnell, and yet gave a speech at a Planned Parenthood convention telling them he will fight for abortion, and adding “God bless you”.

Finney again:

[1] “A SEARED CONSCIENCE.–No. 2. (May, 1841)

TEXT–1 Tim. 4:2: “Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.”

” We see what the spiritual state of those must be who manifest an unwillingness to have this doctrine true. There are those who manifest the greatest want of candor in weighing the evidences in its favor, and seem disposed to resort to any shift to disprove it. It were easy to show that their writings and their sayings have every mark of an utter unwillingness to have this doctrine true. Now I ask what must their spiritual state be? What is the state of their conscience? How much do they sympathize with the inhabitants of heaven in regard to the exceeding sinfulness of sin? Do they feel horror-stricken at the idea of sinning against God? Do they know what it is to have the perspiration flow like rain when they fall into the slightest sin? Are they crying out in their prayers for a deliverance? No, but they are denouncing those that do, and who are reaching after and expecting a full salvation, as heretics and fanatics, and as explaining away the law of God!”

 

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Dems oppose Gosnell resolution

Dems derail condemnation of ‘willful murder’

Substitute statement seeking prevention of ‘abusive’ treatment
by Michael Carl — WND

Two Senate Democrats apparently have blocked a resolution that would have condemned Philadelphia abortion murder case defendant Kermit Gosnell.

The proposed resolution cited Gosnell for the “untrained and uncertified personnel performing abortions, nonmedical personnel administering medications, grossly unsanitary and dangerous conditions, violations of law regarding storage of human remains, and above all, willful murder of infants born alive by severing their spinal cords.”

Instead, a substitute resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that “abusive, unsanitary, or illegal health care practices should be … prevented.”

The original cited Gosnell by name; the substitute only references “a physician at the Women’s Medical Society of Philadelphia.”

[Photo: Boxer victory LA Weekly]

It was Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Barbera Boxer, D-Calif., who stopped consideration of the resolution by dismissing the reports of infanticides that took place at Gosnell’s business.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/dems-derail-condemnation-of-willful-murder/#2gWXllY0ImBTjQtT.99

To all the usual suspects, take a big bow.

It’s infanticide, stupid!

You’ve probably seen clips of this performance in Florida, but it’s worth seeing the whole video. Here is Planned Parenthood offering their moral support for infanticide.
 

Video: Planned Parenthood Official Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion

Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.

Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.

Rep. Daniel Davis then asked Snow, “What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”

“I do not have that information,” Snow replied. “I am not a physician, I am not an abortion provider. So I do not have that information.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/video-planned-parenthood-official-argues-right-post-birth-abortion_712198.html

Paraphrasing: ‘Oh, right, like you must mean that irrelevant, ancillary thing called a baby. Oh that!’

Sometimes they just don’t have the words to express their agenda.

H/T to Pepp for the articles.

Gruesome Gosnell summary

I have posted several times about gruesome Gosnell and his Philly butcher shop. There are a few more articles Pepperhawk Farm forwarded that really deserve a look. So I’ll post them with minimal editorializing. Well, I said minimal, that’s open for interpretation. The subject stirs me to the core.

Now we’re hearing the judge threw out counts against him as it shifted to the defense this week. I can’t imagine the real reason, as if it wasn’t proved they were alive, when Gosnell’s whole pupose to to keep his conspiracy of death behind the filthy walls of his clinic. And he put a lot of effort into that. Some of the ‘lowlights’ are:

Death Doc Kermit Gosnell’s Silent Co-Conspirators

Michelle Malkin

Planned Parenthood now says it’s “appalled” by the Philadelphia house of horrors run by accused serial baby-killer and pregnant-mom murderer Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Bull.

The appalling inaction of the nation’s largest abortion provider, along with countless other clinics and “pro-choice” groups in the know, speaks far louder than their belatedly self-serving words.
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As I first noted in my column and on my blog when the scissors-wielding sadist was arrested in January 2011, the murders committed under the banner of “choice” were ignored for four decades by abortion advocates. The Philadelphia grand jury report, now amplified by trial testimony, outlined the systematic execution of hundreds of healthy, living, breathing, squirming viable babies. The panel concluded that the “vast majority of the babies he aborted” were more than 24 weeks old.

Gosnell joked that one murdered baby was so big, the child “could walk around with me.”

http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2013/04/19/death-doc-kermit-gosnells-silent-coconspirators-n1572425

How to Murder the Innocent, Defenseless, and Undefended—and Make Big Bucks Doing It!

By Jim ONeill CFP
Monday, April 15, 2013 (excerpts)

As we near the end of this article I might mention that the Philadelphia D.A. estimates that Dr. Gosnell made between $10,000 to $15,000 a day from his abortion mill (that does not include the money he made from the illegal sale of prescription drugs, which was considerable, but does not concern us here). And before anyone leaps to his defense as a “champion of women’s rights,” I suggest you look over the D.A.‘s report in that regard. For example:

“One woman…was left lying in place for hours after Gosnell tore her cervix and colon while trying, unsuccessfully, to extract the fetus. Relatives who came to pick her up were refused entry into the building; they had to threaten to call the police. They eventually found her inside, bleeding and incoherent, and transported her to the hospital, where doctors had to remove almost half a foot of her intestines.” — [**THAT should prevent anyone from ever using the prefix Doctor on Gosnell ]
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I will conclude with a sobering thought. The police originally raided Dr. Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” because he was overprescribing Oxycontin—not because he was murdering infants. One wonders how many other “Dr. Gosnell’s” there are spread across the country, flying under the radar—how many other “Houses of Horror” funded by our taxpayer dollars?

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/54458

Let’s set the stage

Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story

The dead babies. The exploited women. The racism. The numerous governmental failures. It is thoroughly newsworthy.

Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic
Apr 12 2013

On February 18, 2010, the FBI raided the “Women’s Medical Society,” entering its offices about 8:30 p.m. Agents expected to find evidence that it was illegally selling prescription drugs. On entering, they quickly realized something else was amiss.

In the grand jury report’s telling, “There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets. All the women had been sedated by unlicensed staff.” Authorities had also learned about the patient that died at the facility several months prior.

Read at: The Atlantic.com

Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Is Cleared on Some Counts

By JON HURDLE-NYT
Published: April 23, 2013

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday threw out three of seven murder charges against a Philadelphia doctor charged with killing viable fetuses while performing abortions.

The judge, Jeffrey P. Minehart of Common Pleas Court here, granted motions for acquittal on the charges against the physician, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who ran the Women’s Medical Center, a West Philadelphia abortion clinic.

Judge Minehart also granted a motion for acquittal in five charges of abuse of corpse against Dr. Gosnell, who according to prosecutors killed fetuses that were alive after they were aborted by plunging scissors into their necks. Dr. Gosnell, 72, was also acquitted on one charge of infanticide.

The judge gave no reason for his decision, which came on the fifth week of the trial and preceded the start of defense arguments, which had been scheduled to begin on Tuesday afternoon but are now expected to start Wednesday.

MSNBC Finally Covers Gosnell Trial in Primetime Five Weeks After it Began

By Noel Sheppard | April 24, 2013 |

The murder trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell began on March 18.

On April 23, more than five weeks after it started, the folks at the so-called “news network” MSNBC decided it was time they reported it in primetime.

Hardball‘s Chris Matthews surprisingly ended the blackout Tuesday:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: In Philadelphia right now, the trial of an abortion doctor charged with the murder of babies the prosecutors say were born alive is generating national headlines. Of course, it was page one of today’s USA Today with the headline “Gruesome Testimony Renews Debate Over Abortion.”

Well, Im not sure about that, but it is gruesome testimony. A grand jury report released in 2011 called the clinic a house of horrors. But the bottom line remains this is a murder case. Let’s keep our heads around that.

Originally, Dr. Kermit Goswell — or Gosnell was charged with seven counts of first-degree murder for killing babies that were allegedly alive, born alive and viable. Well, today, a judge threw out three of the seven murder charges. The judge did not explain his reasoning. But reports have indicated he did not hear sufficient evidence that the three babies he took out were actually born viable and then killed.

“Well, I’m not sure about that.”

What Matthews obviously meant was that he’s not sure this renews debate over abortion. Of course, that’s why his network and virtually all of the liberal media chose to boycott this story because they were indeed afraid it would renew the debate.

Also of note was MSNBC ending its primetime blackout on the day the judge reduced the charges on Gosnell. Makes you think that if he’s found innocent the media will gleefully report that.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/04/24/msnbc-finally-covers-gosnell-trial-five-weeks-after-it-began#ixzz2RQwEwtIK

Gruesome testimony renews debate over abortion

Rick Hampson, USA TODAY April 22, 2013

A third witness recalled how, as ordered, she used surgical scissors to snip the spine of an aborted fetus she’d found in a toilet, its arm still moving. “I did it once, and I didn’t do it again,” she said. “…it gave me the creeps.”

The creeps are an occupational hazard for jurors in the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, accused of running a clinic where seven babies were allegedly killed after botched abortions and an adult patient was given a fatal overdose of Demerol.

Abortion opponents hope that the horrifying crimes attributed to this one defendant can shift the balance of power in an abortion debate that’s been deadlocked for decades.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/22/gosnell-abortion-trial/2100103/

Gosnell Defense rests in Philidelphia Abortion Case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia abortion provider won’t testify or call witnesses at his capital murder trial, leaving jurors to weigh five weeks of prosecution evidence.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with killing four babies allegedly born alive at a clinic that authorities have described as filthy. He is also charged in the 2009 overdose death of a 41-year-old refugee who died just months after coming to the U.S.

Gosnell’s defense rested Wednesday without calling a witness. The jury is expected to hear closing arguments on Monday.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/24/abortion-philadelphia-gosnell/2110857/

H/T to Pepperhawk for three of the articles.

Update on Gosnell trial

Curtain call…Where is justice for the countless victims, or human interest reporting?

Where are all the media  talking heads, and rag-tag pundits with talking points in tow? Gone, only crickets. There has been a professional hitman butcher taken off the streets of Philadelphia, and a total lack of outcry from media. The “collective conscience” sighs.

The Washington Examiner had a good article on just that subject. Some media claimed it is a local issue, which they don’t cover. Huh? They are kidding, aren’t they? The list goes on.

“This fact points us to the most likely reason the mainstream media ignored the story as long as possible: The Gosnell story has an inherent pro-life bias, because the Gosnell story leads us to discussing abortion procedures.

When you discuss the act of aborting — even perfectly legal abortions — you have to discuss the blood, the scalpels, the scissors. You might use terms like “dilation and extraction” or “dilation and curettage.” Think through those terms (“curettage” is defined as “a surgical scraping or cleaning”) and recall that what is being extracted or scraped has a beating heart.

Discussing Gosnell threatens to start a discussion on abortion procedures — and that’s not good for anyone in the abortion industry.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/tim-carney-abortionists-case-raises-troubling-questions/article/2527117

What did they do so far? Well they ignored the details and the entire case against the Butcher of Philadelphia — the most important part. No mention from politicians, or speeches on the floor, or feigned outrage from the Chameleon-in-Chief. The entire case against him has been practically erased from public dialogue.

Even the conservative media is fairly quiet. So, no play-by-play of the daily events in MSM from the court room. What about the bloody knife in OJ’s case? This doctor’s instruments are stained in thirty years of bloody murder. What a record. We don’t know how many innocent babes died at his hands. But babies’ feet adorned his office like souvenirs.

Did media care whether all those others were “local” incidents? Treyvon Martin — the name that echoes from the Capitol?

Where is the outrage? Searching for the next politically correct event, that’s where. Spoiling for another fight over gun-control, that’s where. Looking for an “immigration bill”. Demanding action for same-sex marriage, that’s where.

So the prosecution rests its case.(sigh of relief from MSM) Next is the defense. Now, if they cover it at all, they could splash some of the defense’s case in the news — just to fill that news cycle. They might play up his defense. They can try to revise facts after the trial. But so far, no grandiose presidential statements about Gosnell. No sympathy for victims.

Whatever the Reason, There’s No Excuse for Media Ignoring Kermit Gosnell Trial

“Under pressure from pro-life websites and writers, several national news outlets have reluctantly began covering the trial of ghastly abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Beyond that, a handful of liberal media figures are finally beginning to ask the important question of why such a sensational trial–if it bleeds, it supposedly leads–received almost no attention whatsoever in the national press.”

They can try to cover some of the defense portion, until inconvenient anyway. That is if there is anything to mitigate the Butcher of Phily…. you know, the “local” non-story.

What are they afraid of, the truth?

CITY PROSECUTORS rested their case against abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell on Thursday after calling to the witness stand a former employee who said she saw the doctor and his employees kill babies that were born alive.Kareema Cross, 28, said she was so appalled by Gosnell’s ghoulish practices and the rundown condition of his West Philadelphia clinic that she began taking pictures of the facility and eventually reported him to the federal authorities.
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In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to abort a fetus after the 24th week of pregnancy.
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Cross conceded that Gosnell often yelled at her as if he were her father, told her to get an abortion when she became pregnant and tried to prevent her from getting unemployment benefits when she went on maternity leave.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130419_Prosecution_rest_in_Kermit_Gosnell_murder_trial.html
Related: https://rightring.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/gosnell-the-gory-butcher-on-trial/

Gosnell the Gory Butcher on trial

Kermit Gosnell, Abortion Doctor, Enters 5th Week Of Murder Trial; More Gruesome Details Revealed

PHILADELPHIA — The murder trial of a Philadelphia [late-term] abortion provider enters its fifth week Monday…

Authorities allege the babies were killed using scissors.

And unlicensed doctor Stephen Massof testified that Gosnell taught him to cut the necks of babies after they were born to ensure the babies died. He has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder.

The raid was prompted by Gosnell’s high-volume practice writing prescriptions for painkillers, allegedly to addicts and drug dealers.

Authorities said they found dozens of fetuses in refrigerators at Gosnell’s clinic during the raid, along with rows of severed feet.

http://main.aol.com/2013/04/15/kermit-gosnell-abortion-doctor-trial-5th-week_n_3085240.html?1366040750&icid=maing-grid7%7Caim%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D298346

We do not hear much about charges for painkillers. But that is what led to this case. He literally made a fortune from killing babies, and doling out painkillers. What is ethical at all about Gosnell? Not a thing.

Is society more intolerant of painkiller abuse than abortions?

So hardened and seared was his conscience that he trained someone to cut babies’ necks to make sure he killed them. Now he fights for his own life in court.

Some “choice”? This was Philadelphia freedom run amuck. People will “fight” to preserve that “right”? Go figure.