The horrendous case of Kermit Gosnell in the US has been discussed on Catholic blogs and websites for some time. The general media has made little of it. Here was a 'doctor' murdering babies born viable, damaging women, and practising 'medicine' without any or very little supervision. He had not been inspected for the past ten years. In the 45 min report from Fox News harrowing details are shared of the practices of someone who can surely only be described as a murderer and abuser. What is shocking is how the authorities turned a blind eye to this man.
Although Fox News has, of course, its own political agenda, nevertheless the substance of this report is important for all those committed to fighting the culture of death which extends through modern 'progressive' societies around the world.
Here is The Catholic Heralds piece on the case.
Kermit Gosnell pleaded not guilty to murder - he says, he was simply doing his best for these women. He could not see the difference between killing a child outside the womb and killing it within. This is the thought process of a murderer but it is chillingly not so far from the justification for all abortions. Only children killed at a certain age of gestation is regarded as murder, according to the state's definition. Yet the chilling logic of the murderer holds true for any age. Why should it be okay to kill a human being just because it is hidden from sight, but not kill a human being if it can be seen?
Some of these difficult questions perhaps explain why so much of the mainstream media around the world has reported very little about this mass-murderer.
UPDATE 20:19 on 13th May 2013
Gosnell is found guilty on 3 out of 4 first degree murder charges.
Read a report of the verdict at LifeNews.
Tim Stanley of The Telegraph writes this blog.
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