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Why is Kermit Gosnell Smiling During His Murder Trial?
Life News ^ | Father Frank Pavone

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. We’re not talking here about a religious conviction or doctrine. We’re talking about the most basic responses, rooted in human nature, that favor the preservation of oneself, of others and of one’s 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 can’t 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 Centurion’s Pathway”: “They quell their natural protest, ‘no, you mustn’t 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 don’t do anything. I didn’t 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 didn’t 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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell; pavone; prolife; sociopath

1 posted on 05/03/2013 2:50:49 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Psychopaths often smile. It’s part of the charm offense so people don’t see the real them.


2 posted on 05/03/2013 2:52:00 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Morgana

Charles Manson smiled during his trial too.


3 posted on 05/03/2013 2:52:37 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Morgana

He is the devil. He reminds me of a couple other high profile individuals.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 2:53:43 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Morgana
Same mentality as this disgusting POS:


5 posted on 05/03/2013 2:55:48 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: Morgana

Ted Bundy grinned ear to ear during his trials.


6 posted on 05/03/2013 2:56:03 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: Morgana

If not already familiar with it, one might find some interest in researching the origin of the phrase, “banality of evil.”


7 posted on 05/03/2013 2:56:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Morgana

Uh.... psychopath? No conscience to get in the way?


8 posted on 05/03/2013 2:57:08 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

Could be he knows that Hussein will pardon him on his last day in office.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 2:57:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Morgana

That smile is the mirror of the Evil One.


10 posted on 05/03/2013 2:57:58 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: BenLurkin

My thought, too, IF he’s even convicted.

He has to have received tons of calls of sympathy and support from big-shot bigots.


11 posted on 05/03/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Morgana

He is getting off on the attention.


12 posted on 05/03/2013 3:05:35 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Morgana

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?


13 posted on 05/03/2013 3:06:24 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Morgana

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.


14 posted on 05/03/2013 3:11:33 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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Satan’s marionette.


15 posted on 05/03/2013 3:11:40 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Morgana

I suspect the fix is in and Gosnell will walk.


16 posted on 05/03/2013 3:12:17 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Morgana
He knows that he will not be punished for his crimes. In the PC world we live in his chances are better than 50/50 he will get off. the jury is taking too much time If they were going to convict him.

I hope I am wrong on this one.

17 posted on 05/03/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends





The Marxist SMILES too.

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18 posted on 05/03/2013 3:13:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

I suspect the fix is in and Gosnell will walk.


He won’t get off when he dies.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 3:21:04 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Morgana
Gosnell is just the guy who was receiving the blessing of God as requested by Obama. I'm surprized he's not on the short list for our next HHS cabinet secretary post.

Gosnell did nothing our federal government does not visciously defend and promote.

20 posted on 05/03/2013 3:24:23 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: onyx

In or out of the womb............What difference does it make?


21 posted on 05/03/2013 3:25:36 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

Both are murder IMHO.


22 posted on 05/03/2013 3:29:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: laplata
He won’t get off when he dies.

Oh, I know that, and he won't be smiling in front of the final Judge. It still irks to see injustice happen right before your eyes, with the approval of our "leaders", and be powerless to do anything. Come to think of it, we have seen quite a lot of that since '08, haven't we?

23 posted on 05/03/2013 3:49:09 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Morgana
There are several ways in which a person can become a psychopath.

Some are perhaps born that way (no one really knows how to prove this), some are traumatized in youth and turn out that way...and some are conditioned (even self-conditioned) as adolescents and adults by the systems of belief they adopt.

The latter is apparent in both socialists and devout muslims.

24 posted on 05/03/2013 3:50:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: onyx

Kinda my point.


25 posted on 05/03/2013 3:54:42 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Morgana

After all this publicity someone will get this person sooner or later if he is allowed freedom and you know who will be blamed.

They couldn’t blame a ‘C’ or a “TP’ if it happened on the inside. Just sayin’


26 posted on 05/03/2013 3:59:00 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Morgana

He’s evil.


27 posted on 05/03/2013 4:04:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

He won’t get off when he dies.
Oh, I know that, and he won’t be smiling in front of the final Judge. It still irks to see injustice happen right before your eyes, with the approval of our “leaders”, and be powerless to do anything. Come to think of it, we have seen quite a lot of that since ‘08, haven’t we?


Yes, it’s extremely frustrating.

The media will also have to answer for the damage they’ve done to this country and the injustices they have been party to with their biases and evil agenda.


28 posted on 05/03/2013 4:11:40 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Morgana

29 posted on 05/03/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Morgana

I once met a man who had been a sniper in Vietnam, killing many people, later working as a mercenary, and was now living in poverty and destitution. He was avoided by others, and it was suggested that he was “surrounded by ghosts”.

I don’t know how they knew that, but that was the feeling, and it did not take much perception to sense that, that this was a man surrounded by murderous death.

I can well imagine this around Gosnell, as well. I would not guess whether his victims being mostly infants would be somehow different. Yet it is even unnerving to sense.


30 posted on 05/03/2013 4:30:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Morgana

Maybe he is expecting the antichrist in the white hut to issue a full pardon.


31 posted on 05/03/2013 4:47:41 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: Morgana

No doubt a descendent of the first murderer, Cain.

May he spend eternity swimming in a toilet trying to get out.


32 posted on 05/03/2013 4:47:57 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Morgana; onyx

Fox New with Brett Bair is doing a special on Dr Gosnell the murdering baby doctor at 6:00 p.m. PT and 9:00 p.m. ET tonight.


33 posted on 05/03/2013 5:16:44 PM PDT by Spunky (terr)
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To: Morgana
killer sociopaths like to smile, cause it's all about them just "having some fun.


34 posted on 05/03/2013 5:54:43 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Jodi Arias
35 posted on 05/03/2013 8:40:03 PM PDT by Spunky (terr)
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To: laplata

There are an awful lot of people out there who might want to hasten his introduction to Satan; if he walks he might want to consider full time protection.


36 posted on 05/03/2013 10:11:17 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB

There are an awful lot of people out there who might want to hasten his introduction to Satan; if he walks he might want to consider full time protection.


He’s facing a horrible future....both alive and dead.


37 posted on 05/03/2013 10:36:11 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: rickmichaels

He’s got dead eyes.


38 posted on 05/04/2013 4:45:27 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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