By Bryan Fischer
Watch and listen as District Attorney Seth Williams tells CNN the gruesome details about Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s abortion practice
An abortion doctor in Philadelphia has been charged with the
gruesome murders of seven babies, babies born alive whom the doctor then killed
with a pair of scissors.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell induced labor and forced the births of viable
babies in their sixth, seventh and eighth months of pregnancy. After the
newborns drew their first breath, he stuck a pair of scissors into the back of
their necks and severed their spinal cords. Gosnell cavilierly referred to the
practice as “snipping,” as if he were pruning flowers in his garden.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said hundreds of
other babies likely died in the squalid clinic that Gosnell ran from 1979 to
2010. The grand jury report said, “These killings became so routine that no one
could put an exact number on them. They were considered ‘standard procedure.’”
According to the DA, the state agencies charged with overseeing
individual physicians flatly refused to do anything despite knowing that 46
lawsuits had been filed against him and being presented repeatedly with
evidence of wrongdoing in Dr. Gosnell’s clinic. The clinic had not been visited
by oversight officials since 1993, after pro-life Democrat governor Bob Casey
left office, and was not in fact visited again at all until February of 2010 in
connection with a drug investigation.
The DA said the doctor demonstrated “disregard of the law (note:
abortions after 24 weeks are illegal in Pennsylvania), and the disdain for the
lives and health of mothers and infants.”
Gosnell charged his clients, most of whom were poor, between
$1,625 and $3,000 for these illegal abortions, and authorities found $240,000
in cash in his home. He has become a millionaire by murdering babies in their
first moments of life. The DA said he had cleared $1.8 million in one recent
year alone through his grisly and gruesome dungeon. He is America’s Dr.
Williams says the doctor “cut short the lives of living, breathing
babies who would have survived with proper medical attention.” In the
understatement of the year, he went on to say, "A doctor who cuts into the
necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive
with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.”
Added Williams, "My comprehension of the English language
can't adequately describe the barbaric nature of Dr. Gosnell.”
Bags and bottles holding aborted babies were found scattered
throughout the building. One shelf was lined with jars containing the severed
feet of babies. Gosnell used unsterilized instruments, re-used disposable
medical supplies, and performed procedures in filthy rooms which reeked of cat
No wonder local officials described his clinic as a “house of horrors.”
Another murder charge has been filed on behalf of the family of an
adult immigrant woman, who was killed through an overdose of anesthesia
administrated by an untrained high school student when Dr. Gosnell was not even
on the premises.
Who has made this kind of barbarity possible? For an accomplice,
look no further than the Oval Office. The sitting president of the United
States used his influence no less than four times as an Illinois state senator
to prevent newborn babies from receiving medical care that could have saved
He used his political power to make sure that babies born alive in
Illinois after surviving an abortion attempt were tossed in a corner of the
room and left to die.
What is the moral difference between discarding a baby and
allowing it to die with no care, no comfort, no medical attention, and killing
the same baby with a pair of scissors? Perhaps there is a difference in
savagery, but there is no difference in barbarity.
I submit that the president of the United States shares moral
culpability for creating a climate in which this kind of Mayan-era butchery
could take place. He too, just like Dr. Gosnell, has shown a “disdain for the
lives and health of ... infants.”
Utter moral failure can be found on all fronts. One cannot imagine
the darkness of a man’s heart who could enrich himself by sticking scissors
into the necks of newborn babies, or fathom the conscience of government
officials who deliberately refuse to exercise accountability. They could have
saved the lives of these seven babies, but were absent without leave for at
least 17 years.
And yet even worse, the man who sits in the most powerful office
in the world does not believe in the sanctity of newborn human life. If he
doesn’t, why should a butcher in Philadelphia?
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the
author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family
Association or American Family Radio.)