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By Deacon Keith Fournier

4/17/2013 (2 years ago)

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I pray that this Gosnell trial rouses the conscience of the nation.

For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced (Frederick Douglas)

Kermit Gosnell

Kermit Gosnell


By Deacon Keith Fournier

Catholic Online (

4/17/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia House of Horrors, Brooke Baldwin, snipping, abortion, right to life, feticide, pro-life, Planned Parenthood, feticide, Deacon Keith Fournier

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Catholic Online) - There are times when the truth concerning what happens in every procured abortion becomes obvious and the Nation is shaken. Perhaps the trial testimony concerning Kermit Gosnell's House of Horrors in Philadelphia will be one of those moments.  Finally, the propaganda press in the United States has been forced to report on this trial.

Back on April 8, 2013, Jennifer Hartline of Catholic Online wrote an extraordinary article entitled Ignore the Tiny Corpses: America's Powerful Conceal the Monster about Gosnell  - and the evil which this entire sordid matter reveals. I believe she is one of the finest writers in the United States.

I was happy to recently read Kirsten Powers exposing the utter black out in the propaganda Media. She added to the outcry which forced the media machine in the United States to cover this story. Powers wrote, 'This is not about being pro-choice or pro-life. It's about basic human rights.' I hope she comes to realize the implications of her own statement.

Back in January of 2011, news reports were filled with stories concerning the events which occurred in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania involving Kermit Gosnell. He was criminally charged for the commission of eight murders. Back then the reports were that children were killed by this man after they were born.

This butcher executed these children by utilizing a procedure he referred to as snipping. He severed their spinal cord with surgical scissors which he inserted into the back of their necks. The eighth charge involved the death of one of the mothers from an apparent overdose of anesthetics administered during one of the executions.

I was sickened by the reports. I wrote several articles about them. The gruesome details were recounted in several media venues. The most graphic report I heard on television back then was on CNN news. Brooke Baldwin interviewed the Prosecutor on the case, Seth Williams.

The details of the evil actions of Gosnell and the blunt description offered by the Prosecutor in this interview became too much for Ms. Baldwin. At one point, she attempted to stop the prosecutor by mouthing an inane comment to the effect that all of this was alleged. However, the Prosecutor persisted.

The Prosecutor told Baldwin back then that everything he recounted was a part of Grand Jury testimony and in evidence. He spoke of the House of Horrors they found where these dead children were kept in bottles of Formaldehyde.

He told the correspondent that they found severed feet and body parts everywhere, including in the same refrigerator where staff kept their lunch. Finally, he told her that the perpetrator was paid on a sliding scale depending on the age and size of the child. Finally, he bemoaned the fact that these abortion clinics are not regulated, noting that barber shops receive more governmental scrutiny.

Of course, the trial transcripts reveal that everything he told Baldwin was accurate. In fact, it is worse. I remember that during the interview I kept thinking of the words of Jesus found in the Gospels, 'For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light'. (Luke 8:17)

I also thought back to October of 2010 when the remains of Seventeen babies in medical zip lock bags with the names of their mothers labeled on the outside were found in a dumpster at the Woman's Choice abortion mill in Lansing, Michigan.

Under Michigan law abortion mills can place aborted babies and biohazardous waste in the trash as long as they're dipped in formaldehyde beforehand. I wrote about that as well. It received very little media notice outside of Catholic Online and other media sources who support the Right to Life. 

These incidents reveal that our Nation has lost its heart, soul and mind. We have forgotten that the first Right, the one upon which all other rights depend, is the Right to Life. Our propaganda routinely media uses expressions such as - abortion rights. Abortions have no rights, only people do. Every procured abortion is the intentional taking of innocent human life.

However, the truth concerning the humanity of the child in the womb and their Right to be Life is powerful and it will win out. It is grabbing the hearts and minds of more and more people. Medical Science is a Pro-Life ally. Sonograms showing us a film of our first neighbors in their first home in the womb have become commonplace. We watch these children smile, play, feel pain and grow.

The beautiful images are showing up on television commercials, being sent over our cell phones, blackberry devices and I-Pads; a sure sign in a consumerist culture that this technology is having an effect. Only a deceived person can fail to see that child in the womb is a human person, and our neighbor.

Physicians routinely operate in utero to help children in need and placing them back in the first home of the womb to be delivered full term. Psychologists encourage communication between parents and their child in the womb. Parents are playing music to children in the womb.

The dehumanizing propaganda phrases which attempted to hide the perfidy of abortion are failing. Medical science and technology confirm what our conscience told us all along, the child in the first home of the whole human race is our neighbor and we all know it is wrong to kill innocent neighbors.

Yet, the crime of procured abortion is still protected by the civil law, even though it is a violation of the Natural Law Right to Life. Those who commit these heinous acts against our youngest neighbors are still protected by the police power of the State.

There are times when the truth concerning what actually happens in every procured abortion becomes obvious and the Nation is shaken. Perhaps the House of Horrors revealed at the Gosnell trial in Philadelphia will be one of those moments; now that the transcript of the trial is finally being reported. 

The truth is that what Gosnell did is no different than what is done in every procured abortion. The only difference is that it is hidden from view. Horribly, the same sonogram technology used for baby's first picture is also used to guide the instruments of execution or the injection of the chemical weapons.

The same deadly snipping using surgical scissors he performed is being done within the womb. The same body parts found in the House of Horrors in Philadelphia are suctioned and scraped out of the wombs of women who have been lied to by evil organizations like Planned Parenthood who then try to make it all sound so clinical.

The events in West Philadelphia call us to examine who we are becoming. We are killing our children based upon the sole criteria of convenience and whether they are wanted. Usually, the disposal of their little bodies is hidden from our eyes. We do not want to see what an abortion really looks like.

When people show graphic images of the remains of a child killed by abortion, they are called extremists. However, with the Gosnell  trial transcripts the veil is removed for all to see who the real extremists are. Gosnell's House of Horrors reveals our National shame.

In 1852, the great abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass was invited to speak on the Fourth of July and delivered the now famous speech entitled What to the Slave is the Fourth of July. An insightful article written by Dr. S. Adam Seagrave recently appeared in Public Discourse entitled Abortion and Our Moral Sense arguing that we stand in a similar place as did Douglass in our great human rights struggle to restore recognition of the fundamental human right to the child in the womb.  

I end with a quote from that famous speech: 'For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.'

I pray that this Gosnell trial rouses the conscience of the nation.


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