Guilty! Abortion “Doctor” Guilty of Murdering Babies and An Immigrant Woman

Will anything convince you that you've been sold a lie when it comes to abortion "rights?"

Will anything convince you that you’ve been sold a lie when it comes to abortion “rights?”

If this had been an upper or middle-class neighborhood, the media would have sensationalized this trial like they do every other high-profile gruesome trial in this country. But they had to protect their carefully crafted definition of abortion as “healthcare” so they ignored the story.

And because these crimes were perpetrated only on poor women and their babies, they were able to ignore the story for two years because nobody cared, right? It’s malpractice journalism. But they get away with it.  Thank goodness for blogs and social media!

Justice for a few of these underprivileged women and these babies today when Kermit Gosnell was convicted of the murders of three babies and one poor immigrant woman.  Sad that there were hundreds (or thousands?) more that will not receive recognition and justice.

A fantastic organization, Susan B. Anthony List, reacted to the verdict as well on Monday:

“The greatest tragedy is that Kermit Gosnell is not alone. Exploitation of women and complete disregard for their health and well-being are problems endemic to the entire abortion industry,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “There are numerous examples of negligence and even death in abortion facilities across the country. Now is the moment to realize that abortion is neither safe, nor rare. Abortion is a brutal, painful procedure, both for the child that it kills and the woman who it wounds. We must protect children both inside and outside the womb who experience unspeakable pain from abortion.”

Here is a portion of the AP story, in case you, too never heard of this trial:

Former clinic employees testified that Gosnell routinely performed illegal  late-term abortions past Pennsylvania’s 24-week limit, that he delivered babies  who were still moving, whimpering or breathing, and that he and his assistants  “snipped” the newborns’ spines, as he referred to it.

The grisly details came out more than two years ago during an investigation  of prescription drug trafficking at Gosnell’s clinic in an impoverished section  of West Philadelphia.

Authorities said the clinic was a foul-smelling “house of horrors” with bags  and bottles of stored fetuses, including jars of severed feet, along with  bloodstained furniture, dirty medical instruments, and cats roaming the  premises.

Four former clinic employees have pleaded guilty to murder and four more to other charges. They include Gosnell’s wife, Pearl, a cosmetologist who helped  perform abortions.

Midway through the six-week trial, the public accused the  mainstream media of ignoring the case because it reflected badly on the abortion  rights cause. Major news organizations denied the allegation, though a number  promptly sent reporters to cover the trial.

After prosecutors rested their case, Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart  threw out for lack of evidence three of seven murder counts involving aborted  babies. That left the jury to weigh charges involving fetuses identified as  Baby A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E.

Prosecution experts said one was nearly 30 weeks along when it was aborted,  and it was so big that Gosnell allegedly joked it could “walk to the bus.” A  second fetus was said to be alive for some 20 minutes before a clinic worker  snipped its neck. A third was born in a toilet and was moving before another  clinic employee grabbed it and severed its spinal cord, according to testimony.  Baby E let out a soft whimper before Gosnell cut its neck, the jury was told;  Gosnell was acquitted in that baby’s death.

Gosnell’s attorney, Jack McMahon, argued that none of the fetuses was born  alive and that any movements were posthumous twitching or spasms.

He also contended that the 2009 death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar of  Woodbridge, Va., a Bhutanese immigrant who had been given repeated doses of  Demerol and other powerful drugs to sedate her and induce labor, was caused by  unforeseen complications.

Prosecutors described Gosnell’s employees as nearly as desperate as the  patients. Some had little or no medical training, and at least one was a  teenager still in high school. One woman needed the work to support her children  after her husband’s murder.

Stephen Massof, an unlicensed medical school graduate who could not find a  residency, told jurors that Gosnell taught him how to snip babies’ spines,  something he then did at least 100 times at the clinic.

Read more:  HERE

Proud to be Catholic

Cardinal_Sen_Patrick_OMalley_OFM_Cap_of_Boston_File_Photo_CNA_CNA_US_Catholic_News_11_7_12I was so proud to read that the Bishop of Boston, Cardinal O’Malley is not going to attend and speak at Boston College’s graduation ceremony out of a special stand for the unborn!!!! I love him. I love that he stands up for us, we Catholics who have no say in the Catholic colleges and Catholic parishes across the country that diminish the rights of the unborn!!!

Cardinal O’Malley is modeling excellent Catholic beliefs!! I’m really very warmed and comforted by his actions and I hope all of you are, too.

Boston College is granting an honorary degree to an Irish politician who is pushing to downgrade the rights of the unborn in Ireland. This seems, coming from a “Catholic” college, to be an abomination against our faith. I feel empowered by Cardinal O’Malley’s refusal to take part in celebrating this person.

Thank you Cardinal O’Malley for standing strong for Catholic beliefs!!! Thank you. You will be hated for this but I LOVE you for this.

Room at the Inn at Belmont Abbey

RoomattheInnlogofinal50I’ve been following the construction and progress of the Room at the Inn at Belmont Abbey College with great interest. Ever since I became minimally involved with Feminists for Life (FFL) years ago, I’ve been interested in the work that pro-life groups do on college campuses.

One of the objections from the pro-choice groups is if she doesn’t have an abortion then she’ll have to quit school. And FFL always said, “What kind of ‘choice’ is that?” So they worked to establish programs to make it easier for pregnant college women to stay in school and not have to abort. I’m not sure if FFL is involved with Room at the Inn and Belmont Abbey’s efforts, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

Anyways, the news today is that the licensure process is complete for the new facility at Belmont Abbey and they are approved by the state of North Carolina to accept maternity clients. Six young pregnant women, representing multiple colleges throughout the region have already begun the interview process for residency. Their first residents for the new college-based maternity program will be moving in soon!

Room At The Inn has a very special silent auction prize that will be awarded at this year’s simultaneous Golf Tournament and Brunch events on May 20th.

Their special prize is called FEASTING WITH FATHERS. Three of their priest friends; Father Kauth, Father Reid, and Father Roux, all excellent cooks, will come to your home and prepare a sumptuous meal for 8. This special evening with the fathers includes a three course meal for up to 8 people, with wine and cleanup!

You can bid via email at iroomattheinn@rati.org or call 704-525-4673 x 10. Just give them your name, contact information and the amount of your bid. The current high bid is $800 and subsequent bids must increase by increments of $100. Their web site and the phone line will be updated regularly so that you can check on the latest high bid and enter a higher one if you like.

What an entirely worthy cause!!! So excited for them and hope they raise a ton of funds to support their efforts.

My Favorite Blogger Was Pro-Choice Because of Love

silhouetteThis week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade–Out of respect and love for the millions of women out there having to deal with emotional issues over past abortions, I wanted to be sure to post a LIFE post this week.

Here is an awesome post by one of my favorite bloggers Jennifer Fulwiler. She was an atheist who converted to Catholicism and her blog documents that journey.  She’s funny and smart, inquisitive and fair.  This post about abortion has nothing to do with the alcoholic side of me but speaks so clearly to the Catholic in me.  Thank you Jennifer for such an honest take on a very difficult issue.

Jennifer’s award-winning, mega-followed blog is Conversion Diary.

My daily prayer:  Dear God please don’t let my boys grow up to be pro-choice.  They’re pro-life now, but please don’t let them marry a persuasive pro-choice girl.

Here’s a blog that tells the stories of eleven girls who faced unplanned pregnancies, chose life, and lived to tell about it: We Were Scared, Too