Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sickening Story

Use caution before reading the story at this link.  It is about a doctor in Philadelphia who operated a "clinic" performing late term abortions in the sixth, seventh, and eighth month of pregnancy.  His methods are described in the story as "illegal" and "dangerous."  His facility is described as "a filthy, foul-smelling 'house of horrors.'"  Conditions were "barbaric."

Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been charged with eight counts of murder.  One woman apparently died of an overdose of painkillers while awaiting an abortion.  Seven babies, at least, were delivered alive and, then, when even 21st century America knows that it is wrong, killed.  The details are in the article.

The story itself, of course, is sickening.  What this man, and his employees, did is, of course, horrendous -barbaric - inhuman.

But what sickens me even more is the description of "a typical late-term abortion" that is given in the story for comparison with the murders with which Gosnell has been charged.  How on earth can those "typical" procedures be described as anything less than horrendous - barbaric - and inhuman?  Yet no other doctor faces charges?

May God forgive us all.

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