He could have chosen death. Gosnell dropped his appeals in exchange for life, not death.
I'm not the first to note the irony that given a choice, Gosnell chose life.
If only his victims had been given the same choice...
|Kermit Gosnell: He chose life for himself, death for babies.|
You may not have heard much about Kermit Gosnell. In fact, you might not have heard anything at all about him. The mainstream media was curiously quiet about his case. I don't know whether it was because the details about went on in Gosnell's slaughterhouse were so gory and horrific, or because it was a story that exposed abortion for the obscenity that it is.
(You can click here to read more about the case. Much of which is about how Gosnell's primary M.O. was jabbing the babies' necks with scissors and snipping and twisting the spinal cords.)
Last week I wrote about how Ariel Castro is facing "aggravated murder" from allegedly causing the deaths of at least one unborn baby during the ten years that he and his two brothers held three women hostage in Cleveland. The only person who was killed in that case was an unborn baby. Not a "fetus". Not an "unviable tissue mass". A human being.
Kermit Gosnell is going to prison because he killed human beings. They were humans at their most helpless and most in need of love and compassion. Kermit Gosnell butchered them, laughed about it and made money from it.
Kermit Gosnell is not a doctor. A doctor takes an oath to defend life. Gosnell took innocent life. Again and again and again.
So what's it going to be, ladies and gentlemen? Either an unborn child is a human accorded all the rights as any other, including the right to live. Or it is not, and Kermit Gosnell has not committed murder at all.
As I said last week: We can't have it both ways.
(By the way, that was Troy Newman of Operation Rescue who first noted the supreme irony of Gosnell choosing life in prison over the death penalty.)