Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Women's Medical Society

“The Women’s Medical Society.” That’s what Dr. Kermit Gosnell called his Philadelphia “House of Horrors.” Jury selection for his murder trial began last Monday and we have to wonder how much attention it will get from the Mainstream Media (MSM).

My guess is little or none. Abortion is sacrosanct for liberals in control of what we see on network news - and of what we don’t see. Abortion is foremost in the pantheon of “women’s rights” and must be protected from public scrutiny. Gosnell is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder after a police raid three years ago on his “Women’s Medical Society.” He’s charged with killing babies, but isn’t that what all abortionists do? Why single him out?

We would never have known about the horrors Dr. Gosnell was perpetrating on women and their babies unless Philadelphia police had raided Gosnell’s “clinic” looking for evidence that he was selling prescriptions for oxycontin. What they found was a charnel house. The Report of the Grand Jury states:

When the team members entered the clinic, they were appalled, describing it to the Grand Jury as ‘filthy,’ ‘deplorable,’ ‘disgusting,’ ‘very unsanitary,’ ‘very outdated,’ ‘horrendous,’ and ‘by far, the worst’ that these experienced investigators had ever encountered.

 Then it gets worse:

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.  . . . The search team discovered fetal [human] remains haphazardly stored throughout the clinic – in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and even in cat-food containers. Some fetal [human] remains were in a refrigerator, others were frozen. Gosnell admitted to Detective Wood that at least 10 to 20 percent of the fetuses [babies] were probably older than 24 weeks in gestation – even though Pennsylvania law prohibits abortions after 24 weeks. In some instances, surgical incisions had been made at the base of the fetal [baby] skulls. The investigators found a row of jars containing just the severed feet of fetuses [babies].

The DA’s office estimates that Dr. Gosnell “took in as much as $10,000-$15,000 a night, mostly in cash, for a few hours of work performing abortions [killing babies]. And this amount does not include the money he made as one of the top Oxycontin prescribers in the state.” At Dr. Gosnell’s house “they found $240,000 in cash and a gun.”
Gosnell wasn’t a skilled doctor - a product of Affirmative Action? He lacked the surgical expertise to legally perform partial-birth abortions in which the baby is delivered but for its head which remains inside its mother. He was supposed to puncture the lower back of the baby’s skull and insert a tube to suck out its brains before it was fully delivered. Instead, he just delivered the baby alive and then killed it, which is illegal. That’s first degree murder as the Report states: “ . . . [Dr. Gosnell] killed live, viable, moving, breathing, crying babies. He killed them by cutting their spinal cords after their mothers had delivered them . . .”
But really, what’s the difference between what Gosnell did and what many other abortionists do around the country? Planned Parenthood clinics have sanitary facilities and licensed staff but are they not also houses of horror? Perhaps their doctors have the skills to suck baby brains out the way the law requires, but does that make them any less horrific? For low-information voters who may be reading this column, abortion law dictates that a baby lacks human rights so long as its head is still inside its mother, so it’s not murder to kill it at that point. It’s a “women’s health” issue. But it’s first degree murder to do it the way Dr. Gosnell did it. Is one more gruesome than the other? Not to this writer.
When President Obama was in the Illinois State Senate, he repeatedly voted against bills that would protect the lives of babies born alive after failed abortions. He believed they should be left to die without medical assistance. That’s the prevailing view of the “Pro-Choice” community and those in the MSM as well. So let’s ask ourselves: should these babies be left alone to slowly die as Senator Obama wanted, or should they be put out of their misery more quickly by snipping their spines as Dr. Gosnell did?
As graphic testimony and pictures of dead babies are presented at the murder trial, what will the MSM do? Will they repeatedly showcase it on evening news broadcasts the way they did the Trayvon Martin case? The Newtown Connecticut shootings? Not likely. If it did, the horror of the abortion industry would be rubbed in America’s face.

So? Not gonna happen. You’ll have to Google it to know what’s going on.


aliledar said...

That was the most painful report I have read about abortion, partial birth abortion and this so called doctor but I thank you for writing it. Choice, the bland word for killing a baby, is a despicable thing and it's high time its supporters faced the reality.

Laurie from Bartlett said...

"Truth" is naught in a "relative" society.Thank you for posting this important information. With 54 million abortions since R.V W. we are really starting to feel the generational loss in America. This must have been especially difficult to write with your beautiful new babies..profoundly so.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom, this was (is) by far your most important column in my opinion. Thank you for the rebuke to Gosnell, Obama, and America. You have spoken for those who don't have a voice and their blood is not on you, but on America. Those who are silent or supportive of abortion are complicit with Gosnell and face a more grisly eternity than even his victims if they do not repent and expose their evil "choices". I pray they will. God bless you and your family. Congratulations on your new babes. I also have a new grandchild--ap precious boy named Finnegan. Barb Miller

Tom McLaughlin said...

Yes Laurie. It was. Had to do it though.

Anonymous said...

Just spent the last week holding my 7th newborn grandchild - helping my kids with their other children during the transition home. She is the result of choosing Life. The Pro-choice advocates don't seem to appreciate the "choice" they push for is Death. Thanks for bringing this painful reality to the forefront -
Thanks also to the many who support Moms who find an unexpected pregnancy difficult. Let's all do what we can to promote Life as the ONLY choice.

Sam Stone said...

Thanks for standing up against the slaughter of innocent children. No child is ever a mistake but a blessing and gift from God. I look at my grandson and remember my daughter being told she had options...she did, she knew she needed to go get prenatal care from another provider.

Greg Benton said...

Tom, your post is like a punch in the proverbial gut and your words are those of a Michaelian warrior girded for battle. I know that this was not easy for you. I confess that I, too, found your presentation difficult.

Yet, how could it otherwise be given the depth of evil that you present for all to see.

The youngest whom I have buried in my priestly work was thirty years ago with a three day old boy named Michael (after the same warrior archangel). I'll never forget his father carrying him in the tiny casket up the nave of the church. The depth of emotion felt by all was something one rarely knows. Yet, this boy's mother and father spoke of their son as if he had lived forever. What they, you and any of us with sense know is that the dignity, beauty, significance and preciousness of that little life is as great as that of any other conceived in a mother's womb.

The scandal and evil of abortion, above all else, remains the darkest stain on our civilisation since we, i.e., the US and the British Commonwealth liberated the Nazi camps that so shocked the world. How on earth could our generation permit us to reach into the ugly depths of Hell so readily and without regret or sorrow?

We must also take heed as that same demon is growing in the minds of the ignorant and morally bankrupt. Euthanasia is on its way (if it is not already here but unspoken). Death is the sacrament of the ungodly. It is the triumph of the Evil One.

Canada, along with only North Korea, is the only country that has no law whatsoever regarding the killing of the unborn; including that at any stage. This unbridled policy brings nothing but shame on a society that celebrates its righteousness over just about everyone else. It makes one sick.

What have we become? How dare we?

Thank you Tom.

Tom McLaughlin said...

I've been depressed since writing this and your reference, Greg, to Nazi camps is appropriate. I feel like Allied soldiers must have felt walking through those death camps after the SS guards had fled. I'm wrung out.

Your post helps me put it into perspective. I didn't directly reference our Creator in the column, but I felt ashamed to be human as I was reading the Report of the Grand Jury and posting the pictures.

During the three days of writing and posting, I would hold my week-old grandsons, change their diapers, wash their little bodies, and caress them. I looked into the dark eyes of one last night and sensed that he felt my depression. I wondered about what he would see in his 21st century life.

"What have we become?" I'm not sure, but I know I don't like it. How much worse will we get?

One of the two local papers who run almost everything I send spiked this piece. The other ran it - without pictures of course.

"Death is the sacrament of the ungodly." Yes. "Triumph of the Evil One." Yes. I'll look for an exposition of the Blessed Sacrament when I retreat to our city house this weekend with my wife. I need to spend time in His presence and purge this feeling.

proudmary said...

"Gosnell wasn’t a skilled doctor - a product of Affirmative Action?"

How incredibly racist and a real reflection of your true colors. I am sickened by your insinuation. This man was a criminal and I am appalled by his actions. However, he was caught and prosecuted. He is no different than any other mass murderer. For you to make this about race and affirmative action is absolutely ludicrous. You are pathetic.

Greg Benton said...

If one is a racist by questioning the fairness and legitimacy of the standards wrought by 'Affirmative Action' claimed by proudmary, then the liberal-leaning Justice Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States must also be a racist for his doing the same concerning the policy of race-based acceptance at universities, et al.

Gosnell was obviously a very poor doctor and an unskilled surgeon. That is highly unusual in itself and it doesn't necessarily imply that the man did not meet the academic qualifications for acceptance at Jefferson Medical College.

Where Tom misses the mark here of course is because Gosnell graduated from medical school way back in 1966 and before the use of that policy in education.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Tom misses the mark quite frequently. Long on theory, short on facts.

Greg Benton said...

Mr. Anonymous.

That's pretty rich coming from a blog coward. Besides, from my reading, Tom's presentation of the facts are pretty much on target. Not only that, but he unreservedly bares his soul and conscience.

That he tolerates the like of you with your ad hominem attacks reflects the character of the man.

It's fair enough to disagree with him or anyone else and I know that Tom embraces that freedom.

What is sad is that members of you and your 'Anonymous' family feel the need to use Tom's blog to flagellate your insecurities on the man instead of engaging the conversation and argument.

There are a variety of clinical definitions for such behaviour but I think that it is sufficent to suggest that you seek your boring therapeutic jollies elsewhere.