It seems that Dr. Kermit Gosnell, serving three life sentences for murdering live babies at his abortion clinic, believes he’s innocent “in the spiritual sense”. He believes he was acting as a soldier in the war on poverty and blames religion and politics for his conviction.
Philadelphia magazine writer Steve Volk interviewed Gosnell for a magazine article and eBook, excerpts of which appeared in the Philly Post online on Sept. 23rd.
Gosnell is reported to have said, “In an ideal world, we’d have no need for abortion. But bringing a child into the world when it cannot be provided for, that there are not sufficient systems to support, is a greater sin. I considered myself to be in a war against poverty, and I feel comfortable with the things I did and the decisions I made.”
The name of the magazine story and the eBook is “Gosnell’s Babies”.
Gosnell considers the atrocities he perpetrated on innocent babies who were born alive as “operating as a soldier”—but in the service of whom?
The article says Gosnell has been reading a Bible since being incarcerated. I have a few verses to suggest he focus on, since he doesn’t seem to be getting it…
While there is nothing in the 10 Commandments about “thou shalt save the world from poverty”, the 6th Commandment tells us Thou Shalt Not Murder. He may be reading the scriptures, but anyone who believes they’re still “innocent” after snipping the spinal cords of multiple live babies, allowing their necks to be slit to make them die, needs a lesson in what the word “innocent” means. For that matter, I wonder if Gosnell understands the concept of “sin” at all.
Poverty is a sad part of society. I’ve been there and it’s hard to see a way out sometimes. People have been living in poverty since the fall of man. We live in a fallen world, and while that’s no excuse to sit back and not try to make the world a better place, it also does not give us the license to play God. Gosnell claims he was “helping” by murdering babies who would have been living in poverty. But how would he ever know something like that? Was he able to see into the future of all of those babies and see that their humble beginnings would follow them throughout their lives?
Jesus tells us, “For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.” He said this in rebuke to someone who was using the poor as an excuse to steal from them.
The poor are exploited every day, including by monsters like Gosnell who claimed he was “helping” them. I wonder how much money Gosnell made in his filthy butcher shop? If he and others like him truly cared about the poor, instead of killing babies “to prevent furthering poverty” they should take their money and train women how to work to earn money to raise their babies, or donate their money to the hundreds of non-profit, pro-life clinics who give support, baby clothes, diapers, food, formula, healthcare, follow ups and even adoption financing. Those are the true soldiers, and yet the pro-abortion groups vilify them as “anti-choice”. Tell me, which group is really anti- choice? The pro-life group that gives women the option of giving birth and giving them tools to help raise their babies OR help with the adoption process–versus those whose only choice is to murder their babies?
As for these precious ones being “Gosnell’s Babies”, as the Philadelphia magazine titled him, no they are not. They are the Lord’s babies now because Kermit Gosnell killed them all.
“Thou shalt not Murder”. I pray that God someday helps Gosnell understand and seek forgiveness for his so-called “lesser sin”, because if he doesn’t, there won’t be any appeals, no chance of parole, no interviews with magazines and no one left to save him.