Skip to comments.Why is Kermit Gosnell Smiling During His Murder Trial?
Posted on 05/03/2013 2:50:49 PM PDT by Morgana
Of the many lessons to be learned from the Kermit Gosnell trial, which I have watched in the courtroom, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform them.
Many observers of Dr. Gosnell have marveled at his composure in the courtroom, and commented on his apparently gentle demeanor and smile. How can this be the same man, they wonder, who is accused of cutting the spinal cords of living children and running an operation that has killed women?
In short, what goes on in the mind, the soul, of one who does abortions?
I have examined this question for decades, conducting meetings and healing programs with former abortionists and former abortion clinic workers, and collaborating with Dr. Philip Ney, the Canadian psychiatrist who has done the bulk of the groundbreaking research on this theme. In a matter of weeks, in fact, I will again bring a group of former abortion providers through a weekend of healing.
Seeking to understand how a person gets into the abortion business, and how they come out, is a fascinating and often scary undertaking. It shows us how a human being can totally disconnect from his own natural responses of horror and aversion to killing, from his own natural warnings of conscience. Were not talking here about a religious conviction or doctrine. Were talking about the most basic responses, rooted in human nature, that favor the preservation of oneself, of others and of ones own species.
What we find is the ability to do what Dr. Gosnell has allegedly done.
Each of us has a natural psychological and physical barrier to killing someone. In normal circumstances, we just cant bring ourselves to do it. This is part of our humanity. Killing is easier when one dehumanizes the victim first. Bullies engage in name-calling before beating up their victims. Yet in dehumanizing the victim, the perpetrator dehumanizes himself. So it is with abortionists.
What we find is that abortionists normally begin medical training with high hopes that they will help humanity. Most of them, however, come from a childhood marked with abuse or neglect, and have low self-worth. An esteemed mentor may take them aside to show them an abortion, and the process of dehumanization is accelerated as soon as the abortionist-in-training refuses to listen to the voice of conscience. Dr. Ney explains in his book The Centurions Pathway: They quell their natural protest, no, you mustnt do that, much like they stilled a protest at their own mistreatment. Once they have passively participated in an abortion, they must begin to rationalize to themselves why they did not protest.
Dr. David Brewer, a former abortionist, tells his story: I can remember that day watching the first abortion . I saw a little tiny head, and I saw a piece of a leg, and I saw a tiny hand, and I saw an arm. You know, it was like somebody put a hot poker into me . I had a conscience and that hurt. That was a very hard experience for me to go through, emotionally. So I did what a lot of us do throughout our life, we dont do anything. I didnt talk with anybody about it. and do you know what happened? I got to see another abortion. You know what? That one hurt, too. But I kept seeing abortions, and it hurt a little bit less every time I saw one. Do you know what happened next? I got to sit down and do one . The first one that I did was kind of hard. It was like hurting again like a hot poker. But after a while, it got to where it didnt hurt (Testimony at Meet the Abortion Providers conference in Chicago).
Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who launched the abortion industry in America, even aborted his own child, and writes about how he felt. I swear to you that I had no feelings aside from the sense of accomplishment, the pride of expertise. On inspecting the contents of the bag, I felt only the satisfaction of knowing that I had done a thorough job (The Hand of God).
So yes, I am not at all surprised that Dr. Gosnell is cool, calm and collected, smiling even as he listens to those accusing him of murder. Abortion destroys the abortionists themselves.
Psychopaths often smile. It’s part of the charm offense so people don’t see the real them.
Charles Manson smiled during his trial too.
He is the devil. He reminds me of a couple other high profile individuals.
Ted Bundy grinned ear to ear during his trials.
If not already familiar with it, one might find some interest in researching the origin of the phrase, “banality of evil.”
Uh.... psychopath? No conscience to get in the way?
Could be he knows that Hussein will pardon him on his last day in office.
That smile is the mirror of the Evil One.
My thought, too, IF he’s even convicted.
He has to have received tons of calls of sympathy and support from big-shot bigots.
He is getting off on the attention.
The Bible talks about people who have had their consciences “seared with a hot iron” who are past feeling. In other words, scar tissue over the normal human conscience. Something gets turned off in their psyche. That’s why I think Gosnell could be just as cold and heartless about grown women as he could their babies. Do we really want people out there like that especially in the “medical” profession?
This POS has two protections.
One from birth.
The other, from militant fang-tooth feminazis who will make angry phone calls if they don’t get their way.
I suspect the fix is in and Gosnell will walk.
I hope I am wrong on this one.
I suspect the fix is in and Gosnell will walk.
He won’t get off when he dies.
Gosnell did nothing our federal government does not visciously defend and promote.
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