Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Worker Admits to Murdering Baby, But How Many More Are Guilty?

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This quote, attributed to Irish statesman Edmund Burke, comes to mind as I consider the case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” in Philadelphia where late-term babies were born alive and then killed by being stabbed in the neck with scissors. According to the grand jury report (.pdf) on this case, “Over the years, there were hundreds of ‘snippings'”, the term Gosnell used for the practice of cutting a baby’s spinal cord to “ensure fetal demise.” Gosnell’s employees, none of whom were doctors, are believed to have routinely killed babies in this manner, as well.

Everyone there acted as if it wasn’t murder at all.

Unfortunately, over those same years, far too many people in Philadelphia did nothing to stop it. We only learned about this “house of horrors” recently because good people finally “did something”.

Though the grand jury said that “hundreds” of late-term babies were murdered by this method, prosecutors are seeking conviction in the deaths of seven babies and of one woman who died as a result of overdose. The latest news in this case is that one of Gosnell’s employees has admitted to being directly responsible for one of the murders having entered a guilty plea.

Two abortion clinic workers pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder in deaths that occurred at a Philadelphia clinic where seven babies were allegedly born alive, then killed with scissors, and a patient died from an overdose of painkillers.

Andrea Moton, 34, admitted her involvement in the stabbing death of one late-term baby that she pulled from a toilet where it had been delivered.

Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

There is a certain relief in learning that in at least two deaths, the death of a child and the death of a mother, there has been an admission of guilt in a court of law by two who were involved. Still, “hundreds” reportedly died in this clinic, and there is only the hope of conviction in regard to the deaths of six more babies. Further, considering the indifference demonstrated by so many people who knew of Gosnell’s practice, and by the indifference we have seen play out in our national political discourse, we can only wonder how many other Kermit Gosnells there are in America’s abortion industry.

CBS News reported that Gosnell had been in the abortion business for 30 years and that state regulators had completely ignored complaints against him at least since 1993, but they are not being charged in the case. “Good people” continue to “do nothing” in America. Even as Gosnell and his staff were murdering these children, many millions of Americans elected a president who had actively opposed the Illinois version of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, a measure that would define as a “person” any child born alive, even as a result of a failed abortion. The legal status of “personhood” would require that medical care be given to these children. Barack Obama had said no, but America still said yes to Barack Obama.

If so few are willing to take issue with a presidential candidate for having opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, how many more Kermit Gosnells might there be in America? Until “good men” will stand up and “do something”, we may never come to know.

  • bubbalouwee

    God sees everything.  No one gets away with anything.  I find it heartwrenching that Americans elect officials that support the killing of our fellow human beings.  If they cannot get the issue of the sanctity of human life right, what can they get right?  When people vote, what issue is more important than the right to life?  This issue supercedes all others.  Once a person justifies killing another human being, where does it end?  It spreads like a deadly cancer.  Chemicals that women take, like the pill, IUD, RU-486 and other abortificients kill by about the power of 10 the number of abortions, and what about human embroys used for research, and frozen embroys used for invitro-fertilization, and euthanasia.  A person’s conscience goes dead and they can no longer recognize “to kill another human being”.  Where is ths culture of death leading humanity?  Personally, I think it leads to their use of nuclear weapons.  What goes around, comes around.  God’s mercy is awesome, and so is His justice.  Mother Teresa questioned, “How can there be peace in the world, when there is not peace in the womb?”

    • oldmanbob

      bubbalouwee, you really get it. 

      • 12angrymen

        According to the Bible, Jesus came not for the self-righteous, but for the sinners. 

    • 12angrymen

      Wait what? Abortion leads to nuclear weapons? Last time I checked abortion is never mentioned in history as the reason the United States used nuclear weapons against Japan.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, come on.   Everyone knows that Truman had a back-alley abortion when he was in college.  So had his secretary of defense, the pilot of the Enola Gay, and half the scientists on the Manhattan project.   And why do you think Reagan was always so eager to bomb the Russians, hmm?  Because of that ‘procedure’ he had while filming “Bedtime for Bonzo.”

        When will we learn to make a man prove that he hasn’t had an abortion before we let him put his finger on the big red button?

        • 12angrymen

          How silly of me, I completely forgot about that part of history. 

      • bubbalouwee

        OK. I don’t like the phrase “abortion leads to nuclear weapons”.  Can we please go with sin is an offense against God that leads to punishment.  Abortion is a serious sin, and there are many other serious sins against the sanctity of life, as well as serious sins against the virtue of purity, and other types of serious sins, and then there are sins that are less serious.  I still believe the culture of death (communist/socialist) have us on a very dangerous path, rooted in atheism or the belief that God does not exist, which leads to many serious offenses against the sanctity of human life. 

      • bubbalouwee

        OK. I don’t like the phrase “abortion leads to nuclear weapons”.  Can we please go with sin is an offense against God that leads to punishment.  Abortion is a serious sin, and there are many other serious sins against the sanctity of life, as well as serious sins against the virtue of purity, and other types of serious sins, and then there are sins that are less serious.  I still believe the culture of death (communist/socialist) have us on a very dangerous path, rooted in atheism or the belief that God does not exist, which leads to many serious offenses against the sanctity of human life. 

      • bubbalouwee

        By the way, “it” is a pronoun.  What noun is the pronoun “it” referring to?  The interrogative sentence preceding the pronoun was “Where is this culture of death leading humanity?”  The noun is culture, and the prepositional phrase is “of death”.  Why did you change “culture of death” and switch it to “abortion”?  Would you please consider placing the pronoun “it” where it belongs?  We should probably try to practice good English, so we don’t take the meaning out of context?  What do you think?  

    • Spring

      I’m anti abortion but don’t get the nuclear weapon connection. What I DO get is society’s general indifference to life. History will judge us harshly but it will be nothing compared to God’s judgement on our land. Lord have mercy.

      • bubbalouwee

        Great.  I am glad you are pro life.  Love must reign in your heart.  Now to your question.  The  Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.  She said pray for the conversion of Russia or Russia would spread its errors throughout the world.  She went on to say that the war would soon come to an end, but if people didn’t quit offending God, another conflict would occur.  WWI ended in 1918, and sure enough, another global conflict began in 1939.  Russia has now spread its errors throughout the world with atheistic communism/socialsim.  I believe war is punishment for sin, as you can draw that conclusion from what the Blessed Virgin Mary revealed at Fatima, and God is deeply offended at the destruction of millions and millions of lives.  I believe the culture of death (communist/socialist), will get the world into another global conflict, and it will lead to the use of weapons of mass destruction.  If this is the case, what caused these deadly weapons to be used? 

        • 12angrymen

          What? Did people actually believe the three children? And anyways, if abortion was the cause of the “deadly weapons” then you’d think there would have been a mass global conflict years ago when it was legalized. 

          • bubbalouwee

            The Roman Catholic Church approved the apparition.  Two of the little children died shortly after the seven appearences of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jacinta and Francisco are canonized saints.  Lucy, the remaining child, was told she needed to stay on earth because Jesus Christ wanted her to spread devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  She lived into her 90’s and died fairly recently, it was after the turn of the century.  Regarding your second question, you don’t understand God’s mercy. 

          • 12angrymen

            So you are claiming you understand the mercy of God? Do you claim to know God’s mind? If you can tell me I don’t know God’s mercy then I certainly can tell you that abortion is not the cause weapons. 

          • bubbalouwee

            No I don’t.  I hope I am a forgiven sinner.  I know I am a sinner.  I am sorry if I made the implication.  Please google “the Chaplet of Divine Mercy”.  It is a prayer Jesus gave us through St. Faustina Kowalska, a nun from Poland, who was given the mission by Jesus to proclaim God’s mercy.  Jesus promised Faustina that anyone who recites the chaplet will be given extraordinary graces.  She was canonized by Pope John Paul II, who was also from Poland and a great fighter of communism, on April 30, 2000.  She also has a diary..  By writing about God’s mercy she was to encourage others to trust in Him and thus prepare the whole world for His second coming.  

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georgiana-Craven-Salter/1373095527 Georgiana Craven Salter

            Well, abortion kills mass people, perhaps the comparison to it being a deadly weapon. It certainly is a deadly weapon for at least one party..the aborted baby.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georgiana-Craven-Salter/1373095527 Georgiana Craven Salter

      As a pro lifer…I wish we would stop referring to the use of birth control with the outright murder of babies in the womb…The comparison is not equal.

      • bubbalouwee

        What happens when the fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube and cannot attach itself to the lining of the mother’s uterus because of the chemicals she is taking?  This is a human life.  Are pro lifers supposed to sugar coat this to soothe the conscience of those taking birth control or educate them to understand using aborticients is also the taking of a human life?  The medical profession misleds women into thinking abortificients are no problem by changing the definition of fertilization to the embryo attaching to the uterine wall.  Many women are not even aware a new life is growing within them.  Education is key, as well as keeping human sexuality within the sacrament of marriage where God intended it.  

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  • Anonymous

    There was nothing “third degree” about this.  An axe-murder would be more “moral” than this – at least the victim would have had a chance to defend himself.

    I’m astounded that they were given the option of third degree..

    But should we be surprised?? After all, it was only a couple years ago that PBA (Partial Birth) was considered abortion and not murder.

    We are going to rise up one day and collectively wail for the millions who have suffered this horrible atrocity of human rights injustice.

    • Brandon

      I was rather confused about the 3rd degree too.  Ray Comfort (not too intelligent IMHO) believes that it wasn’t murder at all, but improper training on the killing of a baby, since killing babies in the womb is legal.  But these babies weren’t in the womb.  They were viable.  What caused these women to believe it was right to kill them?  They didn’t understand the difference between in the womb and out of the womb, since they were in the business of killing babies.  It really becomes an issue of “what’s the difference?”  So I can see how they might have been confused.  Who’s fault?

      I’m of the opinion that the real murder took place in 1973 when abortion was legalized.  That supreme court decision is responsible, and the media and the education system that educates people about choice without educating them about the consequences contributes to the whole atrocity.  I also believe clearly that the doctor is most guilty.  Clearly some unethical practices were in place, whether he was present at the time of these incidents or not, it was his clinic, and he’s responsible.Interesting to mention Ray Comfort (again), who interviewed dozens of people in a recent film of his “180” who didn’t know who Adolph Hitler was (terrible film again IMHO), but it does illustrate that there are people who don’t have the capacity to think about morality, since they are ignorant about history.  They’re not unintelligent people, but ignorant of one of the most significant figures of the 20th Century.  You think these kinds of people are thinking about the morality of abortion?  Some may, but not knowing something that significant in my views shows that they are perhaps incapable of understanding all the ramifications of what abortion means.  They are media-bots.  If media doesn’t feed them information they need then they go without.  And right now, media feeds them the benefits of abortion.Today it’s.  Whatever the law says is right is what is right.  We’re not really allowed in secular institutions funded by taxes to teach anything different.So for these women, they are most guilty of ignorance, caused by an ignorant educational system and media.  That’s where it begins.  But as they say in the case of the law, ignorance of the law does not make one innocent.  I believe that this is the case that is going to throw the abortion issue towards illegality.  Thinking people are going to have to re-examine the issue from that perspective.

      “We are going to rise up one day and collectively wail for the millions who have suffered this horrible atrocity of human rights injustice.”  Well said.

      So if they can have a take over Wall Street, why don’t we have a Take Over the Supreme Court and camp out until the issue is appropriately resolved?  And take over NBC and Universities and grade schools and any other medium that contributes to the idea that abortion is ok.  Picketing abortion clinics is a thing of the past.  It hasn’t worked because too few are interested in the attention.  Abortion protesters should try to find new areas of picketing each time one becomes  too absorbed.  And Christians need to get out of the homeschooling and private school fad and send their kids to public schools, where they can have an influence on the education system.  That’s what needs to happen.

  • bubbalouwee

    I thought the United States dropped two ATOMIC bombs on Japan at the end of WWII and abortion was not legal.  There has been a holocaust since then, and it is still ongoing. 

    • Anonymous

      You are correct: the US deployed nuclear weapons against Japan before abortion was legal (hence my specification that Truman’s abortion was back-alley).  This is why it is not logical to argue that abortion leads to the use of nuclear weapons.
       

      • bubbalouwee

        ATOMIC bombs are nothing compared to NUCLEAR weapons.  Todays weapons are several times more powerful than what was used against Japan.  Man is now capable of totally destoying himself.  Fantastic that you brought up history.  If you don’t learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.  The stock market crashed in 1929, the Great Depression took place in the 1930’s, and the world was brought into the ATOMIC age in 1945 when the US dropped ATOM bombs on Japan.  Today, our economy is in a financial meltdown, it looks like were in more of a Depression than recovering from a recession, and the global elite are drawing the world into a confrontation over in the middle east.  Do you really think if WWIII gets going, that todays weapons of mass destruction will NOT be used?  I hope I am totally wrong.  But my heart says that you reap what you sow, and our country has sown the seeds of impurity and death, and I think it has devastating consequences.  The blood of the innocent cries out for justice.

        • Anonymous

          You’re kidding, right?  Atomic bombs ARE nuclear weapons.

          • bubbalouwee

            The difference is between the energy created by fission and fusion.  The energy created by fusion in a thermonuclear bomb releases much vaster quantities of energy.

        • 12angrymen

          The reasons weapons are stronger today is not because of abortion, it is because our technology today is much much greater than it was 100 years ago. No nuclear weapons have been used against another country in the many years that abortion has been legal; therefore, one can safely say that there is no direct link between abortion and nuclear weapons. 

          • bubbalouwee

            Why is God sending the Blessed Virgin Mary to planet earth over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over and over again?  Look up Our Lady of Fatima, study Necedah, Wisconsin, USA, study Our Lady of Garabandal Spain, study Our Lady of Akita, Japan, and study Our Lady of Medjugorje.  Let me know what you think when your done?

          • 12angrymen

            I’m sorry, but I do not have the time nor the desire to study any of the above. In addition I do not see the relevance of any of that to the discussion.

          • bubbalouwee

            OK.  God sent John the Baptist to prepare people for the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, now God is sending the Blessed Virgin Mary to prepare people for His second coming

  • Spring

    I want to vomit. Instead, I will beg for God’s mercy upon our country. Legalized abortion was never intended for this. If we do not return to valuing life, we are doomed. There is NO difference between these actions and smothering a 1 day old infant. We MUST rid our country of the latest evil. Anyone who stands against Born Alive Infant’s Protection Act is as guilty of infanticide as the one with the scissors/curette/chemical solution , etc. We MUST vote this president out. We must go to the polls. We must be heard. We must be the feet and voices of babies. Technology has shown us much since R vs W. It has been ignored by greedy killers. It HAS to stop. Personal responsibility must return. It is estimated that 85-90% of unborn babies who test positive for Down’s Syndrome are now aborted. Can selfishness even hit a new level that can be higher than that? Dear Lord, inspire your people.  As the bumper sticker sez…..If You Aren’t Outraged…You’re Not Paying Attention. Well, I’m paying attention. I’m back to wanting to vomit.

  • Barb

    I am less concerned about the prospects of nuclear war than I am about the prospects of the strong  euthanizing me when I become old, sickly and “not worthy of life”.
    So why is it that the commenters get so worked up about an assertion that abortion leads to nuclear holocaust and remain silent about viable human beings, outside of the womb, getting their spinal cords “snipped” and abortion clients (mothers) being kept doped up for 24 hours or more.  Why should we be surprised that the government looks the other way when regular people (like 12angrymen and ly112) also do.  Why should we be surprised when mothers kill their outside-the-womb children – or when other women slit the bellies of pregnant women – or when men punch pregnant women in the belly with the intent of causing a miscarriage?  I think bubbalouwee’s point was that abortion has debased the value of human life.  The effect of the atomic bombs dropped in the last month of World War II horrified most people (even if most American believed it necessary).  Now there is little that horrifies us.  Abortion does not make us a better people.

    • 12angrymen

      The same could be said for anything nowadays. Materialism does not make us better people, wealth does not make us better people, greed does not make us better people, arrogance does not make us better people; see I could go on and on. 

      • Barb

        Materialism, wealth, greed, arrogance does not kill human beings – and they especially do not kill our offspring.

        • 12angrymen

          That is not the point I was addressing. You said “abortion does not make us a better people,” and I was simply pointing out that this is the case of so many other things in this world. However, now that you mention it, materialism, wealth, greed, and arrogance among other things can kill as can religion (not saying religion is bad). All throughout history wars have been started in the name of greed, in the name of expansion, in the name of religion. How many people rob one another (which can turn deadly) just because they want to and not because they covet something? Did not arrogance and prejudice play a part in why Hitler targeted the Jewish people? I could go on and on. So really, I do not know how that you can say that any of these things do not cause death. 

    • 12angrymen

      And by the way, judging does not make the world a better place. Don’t pretend you know somebody just by reading their comments on a website. 

      • Barb

        I wasn’t judging – I was stating an observation – you seemed more concerned about the nuclear war – abortion comparison than the manner in which Gosnell’s clients received their abortion procedures, much less about how these viable children were brutally tortured to death.  
        And I stand by my belief that abortion does not make us into better people.  I have never met anyone who became more compassionate or caring after his or her experience with abortion.  Now maybe your experience with abortion did not make you less compassionate, but it certainly did not make you more compassionate, based on your comments, here and in other posts I’ve read.
         I have met people who became more compassionate and caring after they repented of their abortions, like the people who participate in 40 Days for Life prayer vigils.

        • 12angrymen

          What do you mean by “your experience with abortion?” Do you just mean my feelings towards it in general, or an actual abortion experience? Just want to clarify, as I haven’t had an abortion. And once again, you can’t tell anything about a person (including their level of compassion) based on comments on a website. 

    • bubbalouwee

      The point is once you justify killing another human being who has infinite value regardless of circumstances, where will the killing end?  The anti life virus is global.  The cure, faith in Jesus Christ.  People who follow Jesus know they are accountable to Him, as He is the One who grades us on our life.  Once you destroy a person’s faith in God, the ground work is laid for all types of immoral behavior, as the person no longer recognizes they are accountable to God, and the anti life virus is allowed to spread like wildfire.  Thanks for caring.  It souls like you that give me consolation in this ongoing battle to protect the lives of our fellow human beings.  

  • JB

    I feel like this is something that is unfortunately always possible to happen, when you think about what abortion is, how different is what this doctor did from a live-birth abortion?  How different is it from a regular abortion?  If you ask me, the pro-choice mentality is a gateway to this kind of behaviour, abortion doctors are already desensitized to killing an innocent child, I guess that makes it easy to kill a child who was just born.  

    It’s also funny how pro-choicers will be outraged by this, all the arguments for live-birth abortions go right out the window once that child leaves the mother’s body, it really makes you think.

    • bubbalouwee

      Good point.  This is absolutely gruesome.  It is taking the insanity of killing to another level.  How can people look at what the Nazi’s did during WWII and be outraged and think our generation is civil?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Georgiana-Craven-Salter/1373095527 Georgiana Craven Salter

    This is nothing more than human sacrifice.