Abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of first-degree murder today in the cases of three children who were born alive and later put to death during illegal late-term abortions that were conducted in his West Philadelphia clinic.
In a practice said to be routine when such botched abortions occurred at his below-standards clinic, Gosnell was convicted of cutting the spinal cords of babies with a pair of scissors to cause their deaths.
Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death by drug overdose of an adult patient. Further, eight other employees at Gosnell’s clinic already pleaded guilty to murder and lesser charges.
The jury in the Gosnell case will reconvene on Tuesday to consider if the evidence in the conviction is enough to sentence Gosnell to death.
Members of the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network – who spoke out early in the case when Gosnell’s attorney attempted to play the race card to his client’s advantage – are commenting about the verdict and what it says about Americans in these turbulent times.
Project 21 member Derryck Green, one of the members commenting on the race card, said upon news of the Gosnell verdict:
The guilt of Kermit Gosnell has been confirmed by a jury of his peers.
Convicted of three counts of murder in the first degree, whether he’s sentenced to life in prison or the more fitting punishment – in keeping with Genesis 9:5-6 – of the death penalty.
Whatever the sentence, Gosnell will no longer be free to continue the morbid and soulless evil of infanticide – when he delivered live, viable infants and intentionally murdered them under the deceptive guises of “choice” or a “woman’s right.”
The jury should be commended for discounting the charade of defense attorney Jack McMahon, who blamed the prosecution of his client on racial discrimination in a sad attempt at deflecting attention away from his client’s moral depravity for which he was charged.
Hopefully, this case forces Americans to re-evaluate the ethics, morality and the religious and theological implications of human life as well as the viability of infants and the need to protect them. As a society, we are in desperate need of re-evaluating the justifications – emotional as well as those steeped in reason – of the immorality of abortion, legality notwithstanding.
This testimony heard in this case, the media blackout of it and Planned Parenthood’s relative silence in light of it demonstrates the logical conclusion of abortion on demand.
May God bless the souls of every child whose life has been cut short resulting from the facade of a woman’s “right to choose.”
Project 21 member Lisa Fritsch, an author and radio talk show host (and a mother), adds:
The kind of evil the Kermit Gosnell and those working in his clinic committed against innocent babies in particular and humanity in general is very difficult to accept.
No matter how many charges they find him guilty of, there is no earthly justice that can correct or punish what he has done. One can only hope that this will open our nation’s eyes as to how bold evil can get if left unchecked.
It is time for government to do what is right in God’s eyes.
The Word of God makes two unequivocal points pertinent to the discussion of the abortion industry. The first is Psalm 51:5, which says that life begins at conception: “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” The second, Exodus 20:13, says that abortion is murder: “Thou shalt not murder.”
The abortion industry begat the mass-murderer named Kermit Gosnell. The rejection of God by our government begat the abortion industry and created an inroad for evil men and women such as Gosnell and Margaret Sanger to bring about the mass murder of God’s precious creation of the unborn.
The United States Constitution does provide protection for the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to unborn persons. It is now time for our nation’s government to do what is right in the eyes of God and protect the right to life for unborn Americans.
Our great nation should never again have to bear the horrific tragedies brought about by the likes of Kermit Gosnell.