Posts Tagged ‘Kermit Gosnell’

The Power of Communication: A Reflection on Euphemism

Let’s face it, we all do it. At a fine restaurant we would much sooner politely inquire for directions to the “restroom,” then brashly ask: “Where’s the toilet?”

It is a natural human tendency to perform a degree of instant self-sanitization of our phraseology, in order to accommodate our current audience, or, to quote the immortal Mary Poppins, to add the proverbial “spoonful of sugar” to help the medicine go down.

The...

On the Willingness to See the Truth

A friend and I were recently discussing the status of our culture and the possible direction that our country will be moving in the next three or four decades. What stood out in our conversation was something that is quite the norm in our modern liberal democracy, namely, the willingness to hold to particular beliefs and opinions regarding a vast array of social and religious issues. This mindset is further mixed with an almost absolute...

Dare We Hope for Gosnell?

A few days ago, the news broke that a deal was struck between Kermit Gosnell and the prosecutors. Gosnell waived his right to appeal the verdict. In return the prosecutors dropped their demand for the death penalty. Up until this point, the question was still very much in the air whether he should receive this extreme punishment or not. 

In a short article for First Things, Robert George...

They Know the Unborn Life is a Baby, They Just Don’t Care

In his argument for the acquittal of the infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell, attorney Jack McMahon kept slipping up and referring to the victims as infants. There was no question that the babies killed in Gosnell’s facility were human babies, and no question that they had been killed during the abortion procedure; all the attorney could argue was that the prosecution couldn’t prove absolutely when the babies died. Cries and movement witnessed by the...

Kermit Gosnell and the Questions We Won’t Ask Ourselves

I would say you’ve been living under a rock if you hadn’t heard about the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Practically within seconds, this grotesque crime was broadcast on every major news outlet. Less familiar, but equally horrific, is the trial of a man who gruesomely killed hundreds of babies born alive in his abortion clinic. However, as many have noted, the mainstream media either ignored the trial of mass murderer Kermit Gosnell or wrote...