Gosnell 2: The Exoneration

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Townhall: On May 13, 2013, Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia of 3 counts of first degree murder for snipping, with scissors, the necks of infants who had been born alive, and 21 counts of felony late-term abortion, among other charges. His unlicensed staff members were convicted of “theft by deception” for performing medical procedures — abortions — for which they were untrained and unqualified.

Stephen Massof, an unlicensed medical school graduate, pleaded guilty to two counts of third degree murder for snipping the spines of babies born alive according to Dr. Gosnell’s instructions. Many other members of his staff testified, in exchange for immunity, that they had participated in countless acts of “snipping.”

“…I continue to feel optimistic of the eventual outcome…the vindication of what I’ve done, why I’ve done it and how [it] will become accepted within my lifetime.”

— Kermit Gosnell, after his conviction read more if you can stand it.

Opinion: I think it will become accepted, in fact, laws passed in New York this past week  proved him right. Progressive ideology, must, by its very definition move forward. Boundaries must be tested, then obliterated.

Just a few years ago abortion was to be a rare occurrence, for rape and incest, and before you could blink, it kept progressing further and further until now it is allowed even during the birthing process in New York.

One would think that the method of execution for the New York law would be made known, but the topic of dismemberment or ‘snipping’ the spinal cord is too gruesome for supposedly civilized people, so it is left vague.

How the image and likeness of God upon man has been eroded! Very small are the remains of it. It is difficult to grasp that even now the world is not yet to the maximum level of unrestrained evil, but similar thinking happened to the Thessalonians in the days of Paul.

“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come” (2 Thess. 1-2).

The Thessalonians thought that the persecution they were experiencing meant the Day of the Lord (tribulation) had already come, and that they had been left behind after the rapture or Day of Christ.

In the next verse Paul tells his readers that three things will happen before the day of the Lord:

  • Apostasy (falling away)
  • Revealing of the son of perdition (Antichrist)
  • The removal of restraint (evil)

Then Paul takes it further. The great apostle lets the Thessalonians know that only the Holy Spirit has the power to restrain evil …

“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way” 2 Thess. 2:7.

… and when He is taken out of the way, the church He indwells goes with Him (1 Thess. 4:16-17).

“And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming” 2 Thess. 2:8.

As I write this it is hard to imagine anything more evil than killing a child in the seconds before being born. But keep in mind the church is still here so the Restrainer is as well.

(see more on Pre-Tribulation rapture in Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 3 here)