Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Deacon Keith Fournier

5/15/2013 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Might this verdict become that fire, that thunder, that whirlwind and that earthquake? It is up to you and me

'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 Douglass)

Convicted child murderer Kermit Gosnell

Convicted child murderer Kermit Gosnell

Highlights

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/15/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Kermit Gosnell, House of Horrors, Guilty, abortion, infanticide, Right to Life, Planned Parenthood, Frederick Douglass, Philadelphia, Deacon Keith Fournier


PHILADELPHIA, PA (Catholic Online) - The jury in the Philadelphia Trial of the abortionist Kermit Gosnell found him guilty of three of the four charges of first degree murder for killing babies after they were born in his late term abortion clinic in Philadelphia.

The jury had deliberated for ten days. Gosnell was found guilty of murdering Babies A, C and D. These three little children were referred to in the charges by initials because they had not been named before they were murdered by this evil man.

He murdered them by what he called snipping, severing their spinal cord with surgical scissors which he inserted into the back of their necks. Testimony from his employees was that he engaged in this act hundreds of times on other children.  

The Jury was unable to agree on finding him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt for killing Baby E, even though graphic testimony proved that the baby made a noise which sounded like a screech before being killed. The jury was unable to unanimously agree that the sound was a sign of life.

Gosnell was also found guilty of the third degree murder of one of the mothers from an overdose of anesthetics administered during one of the executions of her child in the womb.

Initially, there was a blackout on the Gosnell trial in the main stream media. Most of the American media has denied the truth about what happens in every abortion for so long that even this obvious example of infanticide outside of the womb did not seem important to report. 

The defenders of the Right to Life exposed the bias of the media through the use of alternative media sources. They were able to compel coverage. As a result, this trial may become the turning point in the movement to restore the Right to Life to our youngest neighbors in the first home of the whole human race.

In the gruesome testimony and graphic evidence presented at trial, what happens in every procured abortion is made clear. Our task is to keep them in the public eye and to use them in our work to restore the Right to Life to our smallest neighbors. 

The details of the crimes were set forth in a 300-page grand jury report which received some coverage back when Gosnell was initially indicted. It described a house of horrors where dead babies and baby parts were kept in cabinets, jars and freezers.

I was sickened by the report and wrote several articles based upon it. The most graphic report I heard on main stream television was on CNN news. Brooke Baldwin interviewed the Prosecutor on the case, Seth Williams.

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

The Prosecutor persisted.  He told Baldwin that everything he recounted was a part of Grand Jury testimony and in evidence. He spoke of the abortion mill as a House of Horrors and told her they had they found dead children in bottles of Formaldehyde.

He said they found severed feet and body parts in the same refrigerator where staff kept their lunch. Finally, he told her that Gosnell was paid for the murders on a sliding scale depending on the age and size of the child.

He openly decried the fact that these abortion clinics are not regulated, noting that barber shops receive more governmental scrutiny and oversight. He was correct. The trial transcripts reveal that everything Williams told Baldwin was accurate.

In fact, the trial transcript is far worse than the Grand Jury report.

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 but it received very little media notice outside of Catholic Online and media sources which support the fundamental Human Right to Life. 

Just last week the prosecutor in the Cleveland kidnapping case involving Ariel Castro announced he will file additional charges against him for aggravated murder of at least one child who was killed in the womb. One of the three victims, Michelle Knight, indicated she was pregnant five times by Castro and he killed the unborn children by starving her of punching her in the stomach.

All of these incidents reveal an ugly truth, we have lost our National Soul. 
 
We deny the first Right, the one upon which all other rights depend, the Right to Life. Instead our propaganda 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.

The humanity of the child in the womb is clear. It is capturing the hearts and minds of more and more people when presented. Medical Science is a Pro-Life ally. Sonograms showing us our first neighbors in their first home in the womb have become commonplace. We watch these children smile, play, feel pain and grow.

These beautiful images are now showing up on television commercials, being sent over our smart phones, Androids, 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 place them back in the first home of the womb to be delivered full term. Psychologists encourage communication between parents and their children in the womb. Parents are playing music to their children in the womb.

Yet, the crime of procured abortion is still protected by the civil law in the United States, even though it is a violation of the Natural Law Right to Life. Those who commit the heinous act against our youngest neighbors are protected by the police power of the State. America has become an accomplice to the killing of children.

The dehumanizing propaganda phrases still hide the perfidy of procured abortion. However, 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. We all know it is wrong to kill innocent neighbors - yet we still allow it.

The largest provider of procured abortions in the United States, Planned Parenthood, has the open support of the President of the United States. They receive millions in federal funds to kill children in the womb.

This organization is so brazen that Eric Ferrero, Vice President for Communications of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued this statement upon hearing the Gosnell verdict: 

"This case has made clear that we must have and enforce laws that protect access to safe and legal abortion, and we must reject misguided laws that would limit women's options and force them to seek treatment from criminals like Kermit Gosnell." 

What the convicted murderer/abortionist Kermit Gosnell did is no different than what is done in every procured abortion. It is no different than what is done in Planned Parenthood facilities every day. It is just hidden from view.

The same sonogram technology used for baby's first picture is used to guide the instruments of execution or the injection of the chemical weapons. The same deadly snipping using surgical scissors which Gosnell performed is being done within the womb.

The same body parts found in Philadelphia are suctioned and scraped out of the wombs of women who have been lied to by evil organizations like Planned Parenthood all over our Nation.

Yet, the crime of procured abortion is protected by the civil law. Those who commit these heinous acts against our youngest neighbors are protected by the police power of the State.

The Gosnell verdict calls us to examine the bloody truth. We are killing our children based upon the sole criteria of convenience and whether or not they are wanted. The disposal of their little bodies is hidden from our eyes. We do not want to see what an abortion really looks like. Philadelphia is a snapshot.

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. 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.'

Could this verdict become that fire, that thunder, that whirlwind and that earthquake? It is up to you and me. 

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More U.S.

Threatening note promising revenge attacks found on U.S. military serviceman's car Watch

Image of The anonymous note comes just a week after the tragic shooting at military locations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Under the windshield wiper of a car, owned by an unidentified serviceman, was a note warning the military of a revenge under investigation. Authorities believe the car was targeted because of the license plate identified the owner is a part of the military service. ... continue reading


Missouri Sheriff's 'inspiring' phrase on police patrol cars enrages atheists Watch

Image of Stone County police cars now have

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A Missouri sheriff made the decision to adorn all of his station's police patrol cars with the words, "In God We Trust." It has quickly sparked up a major debate and inevitably, atheist activists are quite frustrated about it. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES -The Missouri ... continue reading


Humility not Haughtiness: Dana Milbank is Absolutely Wrong about Rick Santorum Watch

Image of Pictured: Rick and Karen Santorum at campaign launch

By Keith A Fournier

Dana Milbank was wrong in insinuating that Rick Santorum's use of the third person in referring to his campaign was akin to a - royal we. To the contrary, it reveals the heart of a humble man who deeply cares about others. Humility is such a rare quality these days ... continue reading


Does Planned Parenthood Contribute Anything of Value to Society?

Image of Margaret Sanger

By Matt C. Abbott

Granted, the Church's infallible teaching on the intrinsic immorality of contraception is derided by the libertine left, and too few Catholics assent to it. (At least some of the blame for this sad reality falls on weak and dissident clergy, but that's a subject ... continue reading


Obama to Abortionists: Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. Watch

Image of President Obama at Planned Parenthood conference

By Ken Blackwell

In two startling videos, we have seen Planned Parenthood leaders engaged in a ghoulish traffic in the organs of unborn children whom they have killed. My colleague at Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, discussed this horror on his recent radio show in an ... continue reading


Mystery man found decomposing inside his car identified by fiancee as an undercover agent

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A man was found dead and decomposing inside his car, parked in a neighborhood in Southern California last Friday. Apparently, he had already been dead for two weeks when he was discovered. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - CBS Sacramento Local reported that ... continue reading


Disgusting, horrific stories of abuse: 68-year-old man drugged, sexually abused and performed surgical procedures on a young girl for six years Watch

Image of Girl [not pictured] experiences traumatizing abuse for six years. [Photo by: Alamy]

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A 68-year-old man has drugged a young girl, sexually assaulted her with sharp objects and sucked fat from her stomach to inject into her breasts over a devastating span of six years. MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - According to the police, Louis Romano ... continue reading


Lone gunman kills two before turning gun on himself in Lafayette movie theater shooting Watch

Image of Fifty-nine-year-old John Russel Houser opened fire at the Grande Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana as they watched the romantic comedy

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In an all-too-common occurrence in American society as of late, a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of innocent civilians, leaving death and injury in his wake. Fifty-nine-year-old John Russel Houser opened fire at the Grande Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana as they ... continue reading


FBI reveals ISIS poses bigger threat than '9/11's' al-Qaeda attack Watch

Image of ISIS continues to reach out to possible recruits through social media.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms the growing threat from ISIS surpasses, in comparison, its terrorist rival, al-Qaeda when it comes to violence and being tech-savvy on social media. MUNTINLUPA CITY, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - FBI director James Comey ... continue reading


Possible footage of dissection of aborted baby: What will Planned Parenthood be exposed of next? Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Statements from Planned Parenthood's legal counsel hint the next revealing undercover footage may show the actual dissection and harvesting of an aborted baby. Los Angeles, CA (Catholic Online) - Following a 30-month-long investigation, the Center for Medical Progress ... continue reading


All U.S. News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28
7 Moses used to take the Tent and pitch it outside ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13
6 Yahweh acts with uprightness, with justice to all ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:35-43
35 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 28th, 2015 Image

St. Innocent I
July 28: Innocent was born at Albano, Italy. He became Pope, succeeding ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter