The strange tweet from the White House that underscored the access to birth control and abortion as its gift to Moms on their day... like... did somebody maybe forget what it is that makes women mothers?????
In what has to be a boon for the cause of Moms everywhere, the strange case of Kermit Gosnell has found some resolution in that he was found guilty of nearly all of the charges against him.
The jury has found Kermit Gosnell guilty on three charges of first-degree murder of babies, according to reporter J. D. Mullane, and not guilty of a fourth murder charge. (Details on those murder charges here.) Judge Jeffrey Minehart had earlier dismissed three other first-degree murder charges against Gosnell.
Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of patient Karnamaya Mongar and convicted of numerous lesser charges, including multiple counts of violating Pennsylvania’s informed consent law and twenty-one counts of abortion of unborn babies over twenty-four weeks gestation.
The verdict follows ten days of deliberations and roughly six weeks
of courtroom testimony about the more than two hundred criminal charges
In a strange twist of words that confounds their dictionary meaning and ordinary stylistic application, some reporting agencies have continued to call the dead babies, babies.
In today’s Gosnell coverage, some of the nation’s most prominent media outlets called Gosnell’s victims “fetuses.” The New York Times wrote
that “the defense battled over whether the fetuses Dr. Gosnell was
charged with killing were alive when they were removed from their
mothers.” Meanwhile the AP said
with matter-of-fact ghoulishness, “That left the jury to weigh charges
involving fetuses identified as Baby A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E.” These are straightforward medical inaccuracies (no human outside the
womb can be called a fetus) that conceal a moral lie. To call a baby,
born or unborn, a “fetus” is a way of distancing ourselves from its
humanity by means of medical terminology. Once we start referring to
unwanted children in the womb as “fetuses,” we pretty soon start
speaking of them outside the womb that way, too.
HT First Things