If you want to have a pleasant Wednesday morning, skip this and see my previous post. Otherwise:
Medical assistant Adrienne Moton admitted Tuesday that she had cut the necks of at least 10 babies after they were delivered, as Gosnell had instructed her. Gosnell and another employee regularly "snipped" the spines "to ensure fetal demise," she said.The monsters almost killed this baby's young mother, too. Lots more here from the AP.
Moton sobbed as she recalled taking a cellphone photograph of one baby because he was bigger than any she had seen aborted before. She measured the fetus at nearly 30 weeks, and thought he could have survived, given his size and pinkish color. Gosnell later joked that the baby was so big he could have walked to the bus stop, she said.
Related posts from 2011:
The brief, painful lives of Baby Boy A, Baby C, and Baby X
Baby Boy A: So big he could "walk me to the bus stop"
Matthew Archbold commented at the time:
Seriously, does 30 years of calling babies “blobs of tissue” have no effect on the culture?And Mark Steyn, from "Big Government's Back Alley":
This is a remarkable moment in American life: A man is killing actual living, gurgling, bouncing babies on an industrial scale - and it barely makes the papers. Had he plunged his scissors into the spinal cord of a Democrat politician in Arizona, then The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC and everyone else would be linking it to Sarah Palin's uncivil call for dramatic cuts in government spending. But "Doctor" Kermit Gosnell's mound of corpses is apparently entirely unconnected to the broader culture.Me:
On one side we have despair, the stench of decay and death, a butcher who makes jokes as he murders newborn infants (the worst is on p. 114 of the transcript, but be warned: it will break your heart), and an organization that reflexively, pitilessly, aligns itself with slave-masters who force 13 and 14 year-old girls into prostitution.Steyn:
On the other side we have babies, childhood, health, birth, hope, love, life. The contrast couldn't be sharper. It's time for the lukewarm to get over whatever prejudices are keeping them from getting on the right side of this issue, for the good of the victims of this ghastly culture, and for their own good as well.
. . . in a world where statists and social engineers serve as ruthless enforcers for the prevailing ideology, its deep moral corruption will eventually swallow you, too.***
Mark Steyn links and comments on the Corner. The Unmourned:
Instead of my Arizona comparison, what about Sandy Hook? One solitary act of mass infanticide by a mentally-ill loner calls into question the constitutional right to guns, but a sustained conveyor belt of infanticide by an entire cadre of cold-blooded killers apparently has no implications for the constitutional right to abortion.He also picks up on the AP's gruesome clarification, "Abortions are typically performed in utero." Unreal. Read the whole thing.
Along those lines, John Sexton: Do Gosnell's Victims Matter, Mr. President?
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