Murder? I thought it was all about the intent of the mother?

Maybe this dude can save himself by offering up for his defense that our Dear Leader doesn’t think infants born alive have a constitutional right to life

CBS via Drudge:

A West Philadelphia abortion doctor, his wife and eight other suspects are now under arrest following a grand jury investigation.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, faces eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman following a botched abortion at his office, along with the deaths of seven other babies who, prosecutors allege, were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors.

“I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “But as District Attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.”

And feminists worry that the absense of abortion will harm women.  Ironic, isn’t it?

UPDATE: Stanek has more.

UPDATE 2: I’m not the only one who immediately thought of BO’s vote as an Illinois Senator to continue the slaughter of infants born alive.  Ed Morrissey:

This is worse than the controversy in the 2008 presidential election about Barack Obama’s successful action to block a bill requiring doctors to provide care to babies born alive during abortion procedures.  This “doctor” allegedly went out of his way to kill them after the birth through a brutal and heartless procedure, not just neglect.  And he made a fortune from doing so.

My guess is that few people will rush to defend Gosnell’s alleged actions, apart from the fringe like Peter Singer who argue that parents should have the option of terminating an infant’s life past a live birth.  But this revelation will certainly linger in the minds of everyone else, and have people asking how many more Gosnells may be making their own fortunes through similar means.

UPDATE 3:  In case you’ve forgotten there are survivors of botched abortions, here’s Gianna Jessen.

UPDATE 4: More from Ace and Michelle Malkin.  Evil doesn’t seem to cover what this man did.

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18 Responses

  1. […] to call a press conference to say his former position–you know, not caring that infants born alive could survive the abortion procedure against the original intent of the mother–has now changed […]

  2. […] that accepts abortion as the moral norm has no qualms with infanticide. Maybe that gives me hope post-Gosnell that since we (well, some of us) are still capable of outrage, maybe we have a chance to roll it all […]

  3. […] that accepts abortion as the moral norm has no qualms with infanticide. Maybe that gives me hope post-Gosnell that since we (well, some of us) are still capable of outrage, maybe we have a chance to roll it all […]

  4. […] in bed, Conservative in the head.” Posted on February 12, 2011 by pjMom Why discuss these “vaguely discordant and anachronistic” severed fetal […]

  5. […] doesn’t mention Kermit Gosnell, by the way.  And I’m sure she would rigorously argue that he wasn’t a […]

  6. […] Murder? I thought it was all about the intent of the mother? […]

  7. This story turned my stomach. I hope this scum gets the death penalty.

  8. My son was born six weeks premature and needed to be put in NICU where he and the terrific medical team fought to keep him alive. (He’s 3 now, praise Jesus)
    Under other circumstances, a baby like him could be considered a ‘late term abortion’ and I cannot even finish the sentence but I think you know where I’m going with the thought that I don’t want to think.

    • I understand completely, MJ. My daughter was born at 36 weeks (and a robust 8lbs).

      • My boy, although born a sick preemie, was 7 pounds 8 ounces, he was the biggest baby in the NICU by far. I was able to bring him home after nine days, but the first few days we almost lost him several times. He responded well to momma love, there would be a marked change in his vitals when I was with him. Thinking about that, I die inside every time I hear about a ‘born alive abortion’ left in a closet somewhere or worse, like what that monster in the above post did to them.

      • Oh, MJ. What a story. The power of “momma love.”

        And re the last–I do, too.

  9. Well, I am very happy to hear that the congress is going to put forth a bill that will disallow abortion with taxpayer funds with Obamacare. It is pointless in a way, but it will get people on record. Because we all know that when money is given to small community hospitals and care centers that they pay for abortions.

  10. Awful, just awful. Those poor little babies.

    • I know. For your only moments on earth to be at the hands of evil. Pray for those who would do that to their own. And those who do it… & the politicians who allow it.

  11. Wow! What a sick bunch! These people or (monsters) should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I find it sickening that the article even mentions the unsafe or unsanitary conditions DUHHH! Who the hell cares about that ! Let’s deal with the issue. The issue being that these people are murderer’s and this is nothing less than a slaughter house.

    • Agreed. A few others have detailed the squalid conditions. Apparently the butcher kept “better” rooms for suburbanites. Disgusting man who pocketed millions.

  12. Democrats/liberals have line items in their budgets to kill babies to solve their problems. I believe that this type of thinking, kill the baby to solve my problem led to the Tucson shootings more than any other thought pattern. Liberals have budgeted and tax people in order collect money to kill to children to solve their problem. The nut case in Tucson killed people to solve his problem. Dems fund raise to do that everyday! Don’t like someone elses opinion, destroy them like they are trying to do to Sarah Palin and radio hosts. You just can’t stand that Sarah Palin did not abort her child but liberals raise taxes to kill children everday.

    Liberals destroy things that get in their way like babies and people of differing opinions. Yeah the enlightened ones. So morally and intellectually dishonest it is staggering.

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