Skip to comments.From Dehumanizing Word Games to Gosnell
Posted on 04/14/2013 5:36:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
Abortion is not to be spoken of, only done.
In Philadelphia, at a human abattoir on Lancaster Avenue, is where it ends, not where it starts. It starts with the perversion of language. It starts when the icons of a dissipated culture reduce a baby to a fetus. From there, Yeatss blood-dimmed tide rolls rapidly in. Before long, a baby is not a person but a punishment, as President Barack Obama framed the matter in his familiar off-the-cuff iciness.
Of course, to describe newborn children in their boundless possibilities and wonder would be to acknowledge, foremost, their humanity. That is why, instead, abortion enthusiasts must grope for words when circumstances force them to speak publicly about their gruesome business.
That fetus, or child however way you want to describe it, Mr. Obama once stammered. This was back when, as a state senator, he was unnerved by the natural resistance of babies to the unnatural insistence of their mothers of the culture that they just disappear. If youve ever watched a hit man testify, youve heard the same stammer: the faint glimmer of a long-forgotten but stubbornly indelible line between right and wrong.
It is the line that makes killing much easier to do than to talk about. It is the line that now impels a self-imposed media embargo against news about the shocking trial of Kermit Gosnell.
Gosnell is a 72-year-old abortionist. The formal charges against him the murders of a woman and seven babies are but drops in a sea of carnage. Mounting evidence reveals him to be a mass murderer of epic scale and Mengele methods. It also spotlights the evil the apparently unspeakable evil of legalized abortion in all its coarsening gore. Plainly, the vaunted journalists of our debased mainstream have determined that there must be no meaningful coverage. No time in the 24/7 cycle to notice the inexorable path from dehumanizing the vulnerable through word games to mass-murdering them with casual sadism.
Better to shove the evidence into a dark closet. Thats what they did in Chicago. There, despite the best efforts of physicians (they of the do no harm oath), many however way you want to describe its were not just coming out limp and dead, as Obama haltingly put it. The abortionists answer was to stick the helpless survivors in a utility closet where they could die, out of sight and out of mind. Obama, in the pitiless logic of legalized abortion, labored to preserve this oft-practiced but never discussed form of infanticide against the Illinois legislatures proposed Born Alive ban. (See senate transcript, April 4, 2002, beginning at page 29.)
A decade later in Philadelphia, it would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place. So said Stephen Massof, one of Kermit Gosnells fellow butchers, as he described for the jury the chamber of horrors that was the Womens Medical Society on Lancaster Avenue. There, scores of babies perhaps hundreds of them were willfully mutilated after being born alive.
Standard fare was the snip.
Snip is a terse, antiseptic word. Like choice, it is tailored to those rare, discomfiting occasions when the intentional killing of a however way you want to describe it must be spoken of rather than silently done. It is an effort, as much mentally as verbally, to evade the monstrousness we abide in the United States, where nearly 60 million children a population roughly equal to that of France or the United Kingdom have been aborted since the Supreme Courts 1973 fatwa in Roe v. Wade.
In a snip, the abortionist, sharp scissors in hand, grasps the squirming and sometimes squealing baby he has just delivered. He stabs the child in the back and then, snapping the blades, severs the spinal cord from the brain. Massof described the snip as literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body.
He was testifying in exchange for a plea bargain that discounts his participation in numerous such procedures to a mere two instances of third-degree murder. After all, most of what he did at the Womens Medical Society was perfectly legal.
The euphemistic snip calls to mind the Supreme Courts opinion in Gonzales v. Carhart, another case about choice. Like Gosnell, LeRoy Carhart was an abortion physician. In the high court, he joined his progressive friends at Planned Parenthood and the City of San Francisco to defend the choice known as partial birth abortion a name soothingly rebranded to late term abortion once it became clear that partial birth conveyed too much information.
In an uncharacteristically de trop outburst, the five justices in the narrow Carhart majority described varying abortion procedures with startling clinical precision. Most common is the first-trimester suction curettage, in which the physician vacuums the unwanted embryonic tissue from the womb. By the time the second trimester is reached, this tissue has matured into the unmistakable shape of a child. Thus the dilation and evacuation procedure is often called for.
Employed millions of times in this most civilized country over the last half century, D&E, the court explained, involves the physicians use of forceps to tear apart the fetus by ripping it from the cervix and then evacuating the fetus piece by piece . . . until it has been completely removed from the mother. Often, the justices observed, the D&E physician finds it more congenial to kill the fetus a day or two before performing the surgical evacuation, since medical experience has shown that, once dead . . . the fetus body will soften, becoming easier to dice and remove. Oh, another helpful tip: Rotating the fetus as it is being pulled decreases the odds of dismemberment.
By the time Carhart was decided, Roe v. Wade had been on the books for over a generation the generation, to be more specific, that is now ruling the roost. It goes without saying for we wouldnt want to say it that, in a nation that has absorbed this generations preening values, D&E already enjoyed the stamp of judicial approval. The only question before the Carhart Court was whether partial birth abortion intact D&E was beyond the pale.
This medical procedure is triggered by an advanced stage of maturation, in which the childs well-developed head tends to lodge in the cervix. Relying on the instruction of Martin Haskell, another experienced abortionist, the justices related:
Evacuates the skull contents may be more bracing than snip, but it doesnt quite do justice to the process and the frightful insouciance behind it. That was left to a nurse who had watched Haskell perform the procedure on a six-month-old however way you want to describe it. She recalled that, once all but the head had been delivered,
Four justices of the United States Supreme Court would have upheld this barbarism. They would not have described it. It is not to be spoken of, only done. After all, to speak of it would infringe upon choice.
Speaking of choice, if President Obama has the opportunity to choose one more Supreme Court justice over the next four years, the Carhart dissenters will be the majority. Welcome to Philadelphia.
They are so far down the slippery slope from 'choice' that they now defend and champion 'casual sadism'.
Dear God in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Thanks for posting all the Gosnell articles that you have done to shine light on these cockroaches.
Saving babies is racist, sexist, and homophobic.
Back in college (1970s), taking Psych 101, was miffed they referred to babies as “neonates”.
Seemed very dehumanizing, and I guess it’s only gone downhill from there.
***Dear God in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world.***
When did Americans begin this journey of self-destruction?
Was it the ‘women’s movement’ that robbed our young men of their future paternity and manhood and turned them into homosexuals for alternative validation?
It is ironic that the people most eager to adopt children or obtain them by IVF egg donors and rental wombs are homosexual men.
Thanks ladies - keep your selfish sexual freedom and murder the babies that result from your promiscuity.
We are doomed unless God steps in with a large dose of reality......perhaps a disaster of Biblical proportions. If killing 150 million babies over 5 decades has not raised our outrage - perhaps 150 million killed by N.Korea will.
You are welcome. Thanks for pinging me for this!
It goes back further than you think. Anthony Comstock tried to put an end to Margaret Sanger and her crap but she escaped to France only to return after Comstock’s death. Comstock was successful in passing anti porn and other laws that, I guess Larry the Flint has since gotten around somehow.