[Kermit] Gosnell, 72, is accused of running a rogue clinic that ignored the state ban on third-term abortions and 24-hour waiting periods. Prosecutors say he also maimed desperate, often poor women and teens by letting his untrained staff perform abortions and give anesthesia. And they say he got rich doing it, by performing a high volume of substandard abortions.Police found $250,000 in cash during a 2010 search of his home, Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore said. Gosnell used outmoded drugs and unorthodox methods, forcing women to endure labor and then deliver live babies that were then killed by staff with scissors, she said. Normally, the fetus is killed in utero."The standard practice here was to slay babies. That's what they did," said Pescatore, who echoed a 2011 grand jury report in calling the clinic "a house of horrors."
Apparently the defense, before a majority-black jury, is that Gosnell should get a pass because he's black and works in West Philadelphia, a heavily minority area. Never mind that most of the babies he delivered and then stabbed to death were "persons of color."
Specifically, this mass-murderer is being tried for killing seven babies and one adult woman, to whom he delivered a lethal dose of anesthesia. But in the course of his career, he can boast of having killed some 16,000 babies.
I wonder if our pro-life friends who also oppose the death penalty will rest comfortably with the idea that Gosnell should merely be imprisoned for his actions.
Is sitting in a cell for maybe 20 years really proportionate justice for someone who has worked tirelessly to murder 16, 000 babies?