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Gosnell in 1972: I perform abortions because ‘I am very concerned about the sanctity of life’
Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson

Posted on 04/16/2013 1:55:21 PM PDT by Morgana

PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Before he opened his “house of horrors” abortion clinic in which he allegedly killed two women and “hundreds” of newborns, Kermit Gosnell justified his participation in the abortion industry on unusual grounds: upholding the sanctity of life. Kermit Gosnell said he acted out of reverence for life. Kermit Gosnell said he acted out of reverence for life.

"As a physician, I am very concerned about the sanctity of life,” Gosnell told a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer during an October 1972 interview. “But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for women who want and need them."

He added that, because of his deep reverence for life, "I personally would never agree to have an abortion performed on any woman bearing my child."

Gosnell, who was considered a pioneer in the abortion industry, began performing abortions in New York City in the late 1960s and in Philadelphia in 1972, the year before the Supreme Court'e Roe v. Wade decision. The high court's rulings in Roe and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, would liberalize abortion law nationwide.

He performed 500 abortions a year in the early 1970s at Women's Medical Society facility in West Philadelphia. The Inquirer estimates Gosnell doubled that volume in the years before police raided the clinic on suspicion it was a “pill mill.” The practice earned him estimated $1.8 million a year.


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: 1972; abortion; gosnell; moron; prolife

1 posted on 04/16/2013 1:55:21 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh the irony


2 posted on 04/16/2013 1:55:46 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

“As a physician, I am very concerned about the sanctity of life,” Gosnell told a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer during an October 1972 interview. “But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for women who want and need them.”

Makes perfect sense -— to a moronic liberal.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 2:00:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Morgana
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength!

Right, "Doctor"?

What ever happened to "First do no harm"? Just slipped your mind Dr. Mengel... er, Gosnell?

4 posted on 04/16/2013 2:02:52 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Morgana
"...Gosnell, who was considered a pioneer in the abortion industry..."

I guess Ed Gein could be considered a pioneer in the interior decorating industry.

5 posted on 04/16/2013 2:06:12 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Morgana

That makes me think of something. This man has been killing babies for a long time. I reckon he was held in high esteem by someone of influence. I imagine he frequented some of the same fundraisers, cocktail parties, political action forums as some politician, media, or socialites. I betcha one could find positive comments about him that would embarrass some people today.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 2:11:46 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Joe!

Sick but true!

(I always get a laugh out of you guys no matter how bad things get. thanks!) :)


7 posted on 04/16/2013 2:14:32 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: demshateGod

You know you are correct. I don’t even want to try to imagine how many he has killed. My head hurts too bad right now to even try.

What was that abortion doctors name who got a visit from Saint Thomas Aquinas and quit doing abortions? Oh please Saint Thomas Aquinas give this man a visit!!


8 posted on 04/16/2013 2:20:29 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
Gosnell had an effective teacher...
The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it. --Margaret Sanger

9 posted on 04/16/2013 2:24:01 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Morgana

I wonder who he was lying to - the reporter or himself?


10 posted on 04/16/2013 2:27:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Morgana
"Sick but true!"

Truth be told, Ed Gein was a piker compared to Gosnell.

11 posted on 04/16/2013 2:38:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Morgana

He murdered because of his reverence for life. And thieves steal out of reverence for other people’s property.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 2:39:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This man’s statement practically describes cognitive dissonance.

Extremists FEEL, they don’t think. That goes for knee-jerkers on the left and the right.


13 posted on 04/16/2013 2:42:48 PM PDT by warchild9
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