Skip to comments.Gosnell's Defense: Hey, Abortion is "Bloody and Ugly," But It's Not Illegal
Posted on 04/29/2013 4:07:44 PM PDT by EXCH54FE
Abortionist and accused serial killer Kermit Gosnell's attorney wrapped up his defense presentation in a Philadelphia courtroom earlier this afternoon. The Examiner's Tim Carney witnessed the closing argument:
Every one of those babies died in utero. That is the pillar on which abortionist Kermit Gosnells defense rests. Defense attorney John J. McMahons closing argument Monday boiled down to this: Gosnells supposed crimes were really just late-term abortions. The question in Gosnells case, McMahon said, is not whether he was an abortion doctor, or is abortion bloody and ugly? The question is whether Gosnell killed babies after they were born or while they were still in utero. One of Gosnells alleged victims was named Baby Boy A by the grand jury. He was so big that Gosnell allegedly joked he could have walked me to the bus station. They have no case regarding Baby A because it was killed in utero, McMahon said Monday. Gosnell, through the abdomen, injected a chemical called digoxin into the baby to prevent a live birth. The was the goal of Dr. Gosnell with [the mothers] consent: to kill the baby in utero.
Gosnell's attorney also told jurors that other measures -- such as snapping infants' necks and snipping their spinal cords -- were precautionary measures carried out on already-dead babies:
One baby was delivered into a toilet at Gosnells clinic. A clinic worker testified I took the fetus out of the toilet. I snapped the neck. McMahon argued Monday that not one line of testimony in that case indicates the baby was alive at any time. Yes, Gosnell snipped many babys necks after delivery but he had killed the baby in utero hours before with a shot of digoxin, the defense argued.
Of course, other lurid testimony from the trial contravenes the defense's core assertion. Nurses at the clinic have testified -- among other things -- that one baby screamed during a live-birth "abortion," and that another appeared to be "swimming" in the toilet into which it was delivered, as if he or she it was "trying to get out." These are horrifying, but important, details. Dead fetuses don't make moaning noises. They don't try to escape. They don't fight to breathe while being tossed into shoeboxes and discarded. Plus, the "they were already dead" excuse doesn't explain Gosnell's macabre trophies (he stored the severed feet of his victims in jars around the office), nor does it cover the demise Gosnell's adult victim. Defense attorney John McMahon clearly recognizes these gaps in his case, which is why he closed with a rant against the "racist" prosecution. Cries of racism are especially rich, considering that Gosnell enforced a policy of de facto racial segregation at his unsanitary death mill, where white women were treated far better than women of color.
But the very fact that prosecutors are forced to meet the burden of proving these infants were delivered alive simply draws attention to the baffling and unjust standards constructed by our abortion laws. If a fully-formed unborn infant is poisoned in utero, chopped to pieces, then vacuumed out of the womb, that's legally permissible. It's a textbook late-term abortion. But if that very same infant happens to be delivered alive before the lethal blow is struck, it's murder. Thus, a murder trial hinges almost exclusively on the determination of the scene of the crime. If the killings of the exact same victims took place in location X, they're santitized into a "medical procedure." But if they took place in location Y, they're felonies. According to a witness, Gosnell once offered the following assessment of one of his victims: This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop! But that very baby was not "big enough" to be sheltered from legalized pre-birth killing in many states.
“Hey, Abortion is “Bloody and Ugly,” But It’s Not Illegal”
Well, he’s got that right.
It’s why he’ll probably walk.
This is not a Gosnell problem. It’s a Supreme Court and a societal problem. Gosnell is a tip of an iceberg.
Maybe it’ll be like when the Band of Brothers and others came across the Concentration Camps.
Regardless of the outcome of the trial, there is a special place in Hell for both Gosnell and his attorney.
>> Its why hell probably walk.
All things considered, I’m afraid you may be right, and Gosnell WILL “walk”.
In terms of the consequences of THIS life, anyhow.
Eternity is a really long time though.
How is this ethically, medically, or morally defensible?
It is also not some isolated incident, it is the status quo and that status quo is that it IS “Bloody and Ugly,” and it IS legal
That’s the reality, the truth and and it is being presented right to our collective faces out there for all to see just what we are condoning.
The truth should shock the conscience of any person of good will
The question is, now that we can’t hide from the issue and claim we don’t what’s really going on, what are we going to do about it?
Supported every step of the way by raging-man-hating feminazis and their slaves in the democrat party.
Oh, yes. Walking is a whole different thing.
Court is not that other thing which shall not be named; that thing which has the poor media whores closing the door on this. But it has a life of its own.
Prayer is not only a good thing, it’s going to be important.
This thing has taken the lid off and, as the prevalence of abortion has been of Biblical proportions, it’ll be a Pandora’s box (though that’s Classical Mythology)
Anyway, as people tiptoe towards this it’ll start affecting things.
Its why hell probably walk.
Maybe , Maybe NOT ,, the main pillar of his defense is that he killed the babies in-utero with digoxin ... a drug that was not present in any of the corpses and which he cannot show that he ever purchased. These babies were born alive and were murdered even the weakest mind can see that.
BO wrote the rebuttal to the Born Alive Protection Act.
It’s ok with the powers that be.
BO SPOKE at a Planned Parenthood “GALA” just his week’ while this is going on, pledging support.
No matter. The cat’s out of the bag.
“The question is, now that we cant hide from the issue and claim we dont whats really going on, what are we going to do about it?”
Only answer: Fight like hell to overturn “Roe vs. Wade”!
Never stop, never Quit.....
What else can we do?