How will you respond to Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors?
The case against Kermit Gosnell may accomplish something good nationally. It may cause our society to recognize the reality of abortion. It may motivate the Church to love and show mercy. It may help those who have participated in abortions or chosen to have an abortion to find hope.
Most people like to think of abortions as merely the end of a pregnancy. This is why they refer to it with euphemisms like choice, healthcare, and equality. This is why many of us hate the graphic posters the sidewalk counselors and abortion protestors force on us.
The last thing we want to have to think about is the reality of abortion–the human beings whose lives are being taken in the name of choice, healthcare, and equality.
The abortion industry fights hard to keep women and society in general in the dark about the reality of abortion. They do not want women to see their babies on an ultrasound screen, because when one sees a beating heart, kicking legs, waving arms, thumb-sucking, and yawning, it tends to burst the bubble of denial.
Abortion advocates do not want women to recognize these babies as their children, a gift from God, and human beings. Instead they use devaluing terms such as products of conception, blobs of tissue, and even, as MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry recently stated, this thing which turns into a human.
If the abortion industry is guilty of wanting to keep society in the dark, society is guilty of wanting to be left in the dark.
We don’t want to know about the severed body parts, the crushed skulls, the tiny lifeless bodies, or the spilt blood. We want to believe abortion simply makes a pregnant woman un-pregnant with something like the wave of a magic wand.
The tragedy of Kermit Gosnell
We don’t want to face the reality about how an abortion makes a woman un-pregnant by killing the person she is carrying. Because of Kermit Gosnell we can’t deny the reality of the violent loss of innocent human life any longer–at least not at the moment.
Severed feet in a jar, cat feces on the stairs, bloody blankets, blood on the floors and the tables. Dirty equipment and the lifeless victims stashed in makeshift containers and stored in random places, including the fridge.
Their bodies bearing