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.
“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.