Friday, May 17, 2013

Kermit Gosnell Gets Life; It's A Start

Well, it is not the death penalty, but it is a start. From Life News:
Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell today received his third consecutive life prison term, this one for the baby he killed in an abortion-infanticide he said was so big it could “walk to the bus.” Gosnell was convicted this week of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive after an abortion process that involved jabbing them in the neck with scissors. On Tuesday, Gosnell gave up his right to appeal the verdict that found him guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges he faced. As a result, prosecutors agreed to two life terms in prison and Gosnell would not face the death penalty. Today, Gosnell faced sentencing for killing a woman in a failed abortion. Gosnell was also sentenced to two and a half to five years in prison for that and will spend the rest of his life in prison. The prosecutors originally sought the death penalty because Gosnell killed more than one person and because of the age of the newborn babies involved. They also agreed to the life sentences in prison because Gosnell’s age made it unlikely he would be executed before his appeals ran out, as he would die naturally beforehand. Gosnell’s attorney, Jack McMahon, said the abortionist accepts the verdict and isn’t sorry he went to trial. He said Gosnell gave up a somewhat better deal early on but wanted to air the issues in court and is satisfied that he did so. “He wanted this case aired out in a courtroom and it got aired out in a courtroom in a fair way. And now he’s accepting what will happen. He’s an intelligent guy,” said McMahon, who said Gosnell would now plead to federal drug charges that are still pending. Gosnell was found guilty of killing Baby A, Baby C and Baby D and found not guilty of killing Baby E. He was also convicted on hundreds of lesser charges ranging from infanticide to running a corrupt organization...
Gosnell is not an aberration and who knows how many more of the likes of him are out there. We know that his views seem to be widely held. Even President Obama was in philosophical agreement with Gosnell at one point, and I really doubt much has changed for Obama since then.