Dr. Kermit Gosnell Found Guilty: What Do His Crimes Say About Abortion? (VIDEO)

dr. kermit gosnell found guiltyAs if we hadn't been facing enough horrors in this country already lately, here comes a breaking story about the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the longtime Philadelphia abortion provider accused of killing four babies and one patient, among numerous other charges. After initially splitting on two of the over 200 counts in the case -- including racketeering and conspiracy charges, as well as abortion law violations -- the jury reached a verdict today and found Gosnell guilty on three of four counts of first-degree murder. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of a patient who had undergone an abortion. However, the doctor was cleared in the death of a fourth baby.

The jury will return May 21 to hear evidence on whether Gosnell should get the death penalty, which almost doesn't seem like it should be much of a question given the atrocities carried out by this man and described by authorities.

And whether Dr. Gosnell will live or die is not the only question that remains. How this case and these horrors will go down in history is the other. Since the story broke, the national debate has surrounded what Gosnell's crimes say about abortion.

Of course, anti-abortion activists have argued that what he was doing is simply indicative of ALL abortions in this country. But to say that a man who delivered babies who were still moving, whimpering, or breathing, then "snipping" their spines is illustrative of what legit abortion providers do is completely insane. Rather, the disturbing details of what happened in Dr. Gosnell's clinic are indicative of what desperate women may be subjected to if we keep chipping away at Roe v. Wade or outright make abortion illegal again.

It's clear this man and his practice were doing something completely extreme, vile, monstrous. Not even close to anything legal. There's a HUGE difference between what Gosnell was doing and what is legal. As horrifying as this trial is, that's a difference this ruling underlined and it couldn't hurt for us to be reminded of.

What's your reaction to Dr. Gosnell's conviction?

 

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nonmember avatar damien

we finally see a kermit post on the stir...better late than never

sassy... sassykat122

It is indicative of what SOME people do with SOME rights. It no more says anything about all abortion providers or the choicers than people who bomb abortion clinics say anything about all lifers or THAT movement. I am an in betweener in that i feel all but the life threatening pregnancies should be given a chance BUT know it will happen regardless of laws so should be safe, legal, and rare. Men like Gosnell are monster and should a child be born after an abortion should be taken to a hospital to determine if it will live

sassy... sassykat122

It is indicative of what SOME people do with SOME rights. It no more says anything about all abortion providers or the choicers than people who bomb abortion clinics say anything about all lifers or THAT movement. I am an in betweener in that i feel all but the life threatening pregnancies should be given a chance BUT know it will happen regardless of laws so should be safe, legal, and rare. Men like Gosnell are monster and should a child be born after an abortion should be taken to a hospital to determine if it will live

redK8... redK8blueSt8

It is completely hypocritical and insane for a person to say what he did is atrocious but what other abortion providers do is a perfectly acceptable "choice".


To suggest that " the disturbing details of what happened in Dr. Gosnell's clinic are indicative of what desperate women may be subjected to if we keep chipping away at Roe v. Wade or outright make abortion illegal again" is also beyond stupid. Unless she is held down and forced, NO WOMAN is "subjected" to that, she chooses that. The pro-lifers don't wish or pray for a world where abortion is illegal again, we wish and pray for a world where it isn't even considered.

bills... billsfan1104

Sassy, why do people who say that want abortion to be "rare"?? If it is an acceptable choice, what are you afraid of?

What this man did was prey on women. What these women did was assist in the murder of their children.

What I do not understand is why pro choicers do not want more regulations on the abortion industry. This murderer made millions of dollars over 20 years of doing this to these poor defenseless babies. But all pro "choicers" can say is "prolifers are at fault", and that this will happen if roe va wade is overturned.

You should be ashamed of yourselves for talking about this a mere 4 times, and only time did you mention the things he did and that was minimal at best.

bills... billsfan1104

And what is sadder is that Planned Parenthood did not acknowledge in their statement today, the babies killed.

PonyC... PonyChaser

"Breaking News"?? HAHAHAHHA!!!! This has been going on for MONTHS, and you're just now calling it "breaking news?" Honestly, if this were a trial for an abortion clinic bomber, you'd have six posts a day demanding the perpetrator's head on a platter, before the charges were even read.


And way to use this butcher to justify abortions: " the disturbing details of what happened in Dr. Gosnell's clinic are indicative of what desperate women may be subjected to if we keep chipping away at Roe v. Wade or outright make abortion illegal again". Unbelievable.

bills... billsfan1104

Pony, what do expect from Maresaa and her fellow pro-abortion friends?? They do not care one bit for these babies. They could care less, and the proof is this post and the non-posts about this murderer, before the verdict came down.

sassy... sassykat122

Billsfan... i am more pro-life than you think. I personally think unless its life threatening every pregnancy and child should be given a chance. It breaks my heart that a girl or woman would feel thats the route she har to take. BUT if its going to happen i want doctors who are fully trained and women who truly understand what is going to happen. Maressa is using Gosnell as a very broad brushstroke.

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