Abortion: Evil has a Face

While it is true that we can never make a judgment that a person is evil, it is  also true that evil acts are perpetrated by actual human beings.  I just don’t know a person’s heart or state of mind. It is up to God to judge a persons culpability.

Those that commit grave sins and evil acts are not monsters. They are human beings; they are made in the image and likeness of God.

I don’t know how to even begin to understand a person like Kermit Gosnell the abortionist  in Philadelphia.   I believe that he has a very dark heart. But he did not act alone. Many other individuals were complicit in his evil activity. If state inspectors and regulators had not turned a blind eye to the filthy and dangerous conditions of the clinic ,women would not have died.  But they did. Human beings, agents for the state turned a blind eye to the carnage of innocent babies who were brutally murdered.

Then we have the media. Abortion has become, for many progressives, a sacred cow.  If the progressive agenda is a religion, than abortion is the progressive sacrament.   There is, therefore, no screaming headlines. No calls for regulation of abortatoriums. No outrage that Gosnell crimes were perpetrated on poor immigrant and minority women.

Elizabeth Scalia, aka The Anchoress, has a good take on the situation over at First Things, Gosnell Headlines? Gone Baby Gone:

“The story of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist who ran what a Grand Jury report referred to as “a baby charnel house,” where viable babies—“big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus,” as Gosnell joked—were delivered and then outright killed with a “snip” to the spinal cord, their feet sometimes severed for souvenirs, is one the press quickly consigned to the memory hole. It is not being talked about by the “strong feminist” voices on daytime TV, or on night time cable news. There are no headlines, no feature articles in leading magazines.

The mainstream media, confronted with a house of horrors that was gestated and born of a single-minded mania for “protecting choice for women” had no choice but to report on Gosnell being charged for the murder of one woman who died while under his dubious “care” (another woman’s death had been “settled” for a financial consideration), and they mush-mouthed their way through his killing of at least seven living, viable babies, but they did not like this story.

They did not want to discuss that authorities had repeatedly received reports of Gosnell’s mayhem and had chosen to look the other way. They did not want to have to mention that Gosnell’s disgusting, “third-world” abortion mill—a place where women were abused, manhandled, disrespected, over-sedated, punctured, infected, sterilized, interiorly ripped, and otherwise treated like pieces of meat—would still be running, unimpeded, were it not for an investigation into illegal drug trafficking.

The Gosnell story—a story that by any measure deserved in-depth coverage, some serious discussion about regulation and responsibility, and a few features forcing the nation to consider just when a “late-term” abortion slips into the category of “infanticide” or what our leadership and politicians really think of all of this—proved too big and too messy for the mainstream media.

They did not want light shed on dark truths that cannot be prettied up with euphemisms and nebulous notions of “choice.” They did not want to have to ponder the likelihood of Gosnell’s stinking, body-piled-and-bloodstained rooms being replicated in other cities, in other states, where other authorities chose to look away from the carnage, rather than address it.” Continue reading over at First Things.

Then there is this YouTube video of what appears to be a Planned Parenthood employee helping out a pimp who hires out under aged girls.


About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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4 Responses to Abortion: Evil has a Face

  1. Leann says:

    This is horrible…I wish I didn’t read it because I cannot hit “undo” How can some humans be so cruel?

  2. Tracy says:

    These ‘women’ that allow their babys to be killed are no better than this abortionist! If there is a hell, I hope all the abortionists and ‘mothers’ of murdered babys spend eternity there!

  3. Susan Kehoe says:

    Tracy,
    First, no Christian should ever wish that anyone goes to hell for all of eternity. We pray, instead, that those involved in abortion reconcile themselves to God and receive his great mercy and forgiveness.

    I don’t know what motivates abortion doctors and I can’t judge their hearts–only their evil actions.

    But I have talked to many women who have had abortions. They all regret deeply their abortions. Non of them felt that they had a choice. They bought the lie. These women, the ones that I have spoken with, seek forgiveness. They need our love and compassion.

    I pray for God’s mercy for both the doctors and the women.
    God Bless

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