Whilst wearing surgical mask and gloves I did touch upon this subject a few weeks back and it is only with extreme reluctance that I return to it. I do so because my e-pal, Dom, sent me link which both turned my stomach and sent me into apoplectic rage. If you do not wish to suffer similar symptoms, read no more!
It concerns Dr.(?) Kermit Gosnell, a man who has run abortion 'factories' for decades and who has now been found guilty on three murder charges relating to the deliberate killing of babies minutes after they were born. In my earlier piece I remarked on the fact that none of the American MSM had bothered to use the court seats which had been reserved for them with the result that great swathes of the American public know nothing of this case - although now, thanks to the efforts of a minority of media outlets, the story is spreading. I also described the technique employed by Gosnell and his assistant butchers to despatch these babies after they had been born as they lay there on the table moving, crying and fighting for life. Gosnell or his assistants used scissors or a scalpel to snip the spinal cord at the back of the neck, in fact, they called it "snipping"!
Today, Dom sent me a link to a Catholic blog which in turn drew heavily on an article by James Taranto in the WSJ written last month. Taranto's article is quite long but is a meticulous summary of the current situation and the past history of abortion in the USA and I urge you all to read it. He ends with this example, rich in irony, of history coming back to bite you in the arse:
One of the strongest practical arguments in favor of the Roe regime is that abortion has been around since time immemorial and outlawing it only drove it underground, leading women to endanger themselves by seeking out the services of back-alley quacks. The Philadelphia grand jurors recounted a powerful example from their own city’s history.
It was called the Mother’s Day Massacre. A young Philadelphia doctor “offered
to perform abortions on 15 poor women who were bused to his clinic from Chicago on Mother’s Day 1972, in their second trimester of pregnancy.” The women didn’t know that the doctor “planned to use an experimental device called a ‘super coil’ developed by a California man named Harvey Karman.”
A colleague of Karman’s Philadelphia collaborator described the contraption
as “basically plastic razors that were formed into a ball. . . . They were
coated into a gel, so that they would remain closed. These would be inserted
into the woman’s uterus. And after several hours of body temperature, . . . the
gel would melt and these . . . things would spring open, supposedly cutting up
Nine of the 15 Chicago women suffered serious complications. One of them
needed a hysterectomy. The following year, the Supreme Court decided Roe v.
Wade. It would be 37 more years before the Philadelphia doctor who carried
out the Mother’s Day Massacre would go out of business. His name is Kermit
Back-alley abortions were indisputably a problem before 1973. That’s no
defense of the Roe regime, which failed to solve it.
How are you feeling? Yeeeees, quite! And before you are tempted to shrug and say, "Only in America", ask yourself how our baby killing factories are doing?!