Hat-tip to Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey for this story. Michelle Malkin is also posting on this. All I can say is that this is bone-chilling, that this is the definition of evil. Here’s the story via CBS Philadelphia.
A West Philadelphia abortion doctor, his wife and eight other suspects are now under arrest following a grand jury investigation.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, faces eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman following a botched abortion at his office, along with the deaths of seven other babies who, prosecutors allege, were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors.
“I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “But as district attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law”…
The first thing that came to mind was whether or not Barack Obama, as a lawyer, would argue, as he did as a Junior Senator (State of Illinois 92nd General Assembly Regular Session Senate Transcript Pages 86-87), that it was unconstitutional for Kermit Gosnell to be forced to provide treatment to these babies that survive late-term abortions. Illegal procedures or not, these were living and breathing children that he murdered. Let’s remember that. The second thing that came to mind was what this monster said about how he isn’t the only one doing this. It isn’t just shiver-inducing, but downright disturbing that there are more like Gosnell out there, and no matter what regulation is put up, these criminals will find a way around it.
Why is it that pro-lifers are always the ones portrayed as villains? It wasn’t that long ago that students at Carleton University were arrested for erecting anti-abortion displays which the pro-abortion Carleton University Student Association (CUSA) couldn’t tolerate. Will they tolerate this then? Is this the kind of doctor they want to protect? Disgusting.
I just can’t imagine not only who would think this was appropriate, but how anyone could defend what this murderer did. Disgusting…
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has more information on what is turning out to be a gruesome mass murder case. Not just “fetal material” that was stuffed into refrigerators but many more mothers who wound up dead in this aptly described “chamber of horrors.” While I do recommend my modest readership give Michelle’s post a look, it isn’t for the faint of heart. The details of this crime are gruesome.
UPDATE: According to Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey, Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist murderer has been denied bail. With the charges as serious as they are, the judge couldn’t do otherwise. I recommend my modest readership also give this post a look as it also touches on the issue of the lack of media coverage on this story, which Elizabeth Scalia of The Anchoress highlighted in her most recent post.