2 Samuel 11:5-And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.
Jeremiah 1:5-Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.
Luke 1:41-And it came to pass, that, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 49:1-Listen, O coastlands, unto me; and hearken, you people, from afar; The LORD has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother has he made mention of my name.
Leviticus 18:21-And you shall not let any of your children pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
Psalm 139:13-14-For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well."
An abortion doctor in Philadelphia has been charged with eight murders, including seven babies who prosecutors say were born alive then killed with scissors.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, and nine employees from his West Philadelphia Women's Medical Society were arrested Wednesday. He and his staff also are charged with killing a woman who was given a lethal dose of Demerol.
Gosnell catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women, and made millions of dollars over 30 years performing illegal and late-term abortions in squalid and barbaric conditions, prosecutors said.
"There were bags, and bottles holding aborted fetuses were scattered throughout the building," said Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. "There were jars lining shelves with severed feet that he kept for no medical purpose."
According to the grand jury report, Gosnell catered to women who were too late in their pregnancies to get legal abortions elsewhere. Most doctors refuse to perform abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy because of the risks involved.
Abortions after the 24th week are illegal. However, Gosnell allegedly aborted and killed babies in the sixth and seventh months of pregnancy and charged more for bigger babies.
The abortions of the biggest babies allegedly were scheduled for Sundays, when the clinic was closed. The only person allowed to assist with such cases was Gosnell's wife, Williams said. Gosnell allegedly took home the files for those patients and disposed of them.
Attempts to reach Gosnell by phone were unsuccessful. But his attorney, William J. Brennan, cited Gosnell's long record of service to a low-income neighborhood.
"It's important that Dr. Gosnell enjoys the presumption of innocence, as do all defendants charged," Brennan said. "The grand jury presentation is lengthy, and Dr. Gosnell should be given the opportunity to review these documents accordingly."
According to Brennan, state and federal authorities raided and searched Gosnell's home and medical practice a year ago and launched an investigation. Gosnell offered to surrender numerous times if charges were ever filed, he said, but never expected to be arrested.
"The man has been in practice for 40 years," Brennan added. "If a complaint was made in the last year, what about the other 39?"
But according to Williams, state regulators ignored numerous complaints about Gosnell's clinic and his office hadn't been inspected since 1993. One doctor advised the department that numerous patients he had referred for abortions came back from Gosnell with the same venereal disease, Williams added.
Even after the death of Karnamaya Mongar, 41, on Nov. 20, 2009 of an alleged overdose of anesthetics prescribed by Gosnell, Williams said, the Department of Health did not act.
In fact, he said, Gosnell was caught by accident.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Clinic: Police Find 'House of Horrors'
Police officers went to investigate complaints about illegal prescription selling at the clinic last year and stumbled upon what the prosecutor called a "house of horrors."
Gosnell "induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord," Williams said.
The clinic was shut down and Gosnell's medical license was suspended after the raid.
My Christians brothers and sisters. Do you know who Kermit Gosnell is?
Some journalists and conservative lawmakers are arguing that you probably don't, with claims that the media has failed to adequately cover the trial of the Philadelphia doctor who is accused of causing the deaths of seven live babies and one woman while performing late-term abortions. He has pleaded not guilty.
Disturbing details have emerged from the trial in recent weeks. As reported by NBC Philadelphia, an unlicensed medical school graduate who worked at the clinic said he severed the spines of live babies with scissors in what he described as "beheadings." The man said at times "it would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place."
The debate over coverage of the case heated up this week with a USA Today column by Kirsten Powers, who argued that the "horror" of the Gosnell case should be front page news.
"A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months," Powers writes. "The Washington Post has not published original reporting on this during the trial and The New York Times saw fit to run one original story on A-17 on the trial's first day. They've been silent ever since, despite headline-worthy testimony."
The call for more attention to the trial has been effective so far, with BuzzFeed putting up a post on Gosnell late Thursday night. (However, one writer says the outlet was covering the story regardless.)
On Friday morning, the Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf admitted that despite consuming a ton of news, he hadn't even heard of the Gosnell case until this week. Friedersdorf went on to argue that the killing of babies who were born alive isn't the only aspect of the Gosnell case that should make the story front page material:
Why isn't this a national media story? Because it doesn't further the agenda of the media. Kill a couple kids with a gun and they can do something with that. Kill a hundred kids with scissors and they don't want anything to do with it.
This IS a national story because it's still going on today. Nobody will argue that there are a million abortions per year in the US. Nobody will argue that at least 1% are late term abortions. That means there are 10,000 of these per year. That's almost 30 per day. How are those late term abortions different than what is happening in this trial? They aren't.
This IS a national story because now this action is law, each one of us have to pay to support murdering babies whether you like it or not. And it would be against progressive goals to point that out broadly. It's shameful that the media has become cowards who spend more time hiding facts than surfacing them.
Actually, it isn't difficult at all to make the national connection. President Obama, a national figure unafraid of inserting himself into local issues in places like Newtown, CT (if gun legislation saves just one life) or Cambridge, MA (the Cambridge police acted stupidly when they arrested my pal Skip Gates), defended the kind of actions Kermit Gosnell is accused of when Obama was an Illinois State Senator.
The infant born alive protection act protects children who survive an abortion. Obama voted against it. The children Gosnell murdered also survived their abortions, only to be beheaded afterwards.
Does Obama still think children who survive an abortion don't need protection? Or has his view evolved on that, too, as he did with sodomy and same sex marriage? Perhaps a slight bit of national importance to the question in light of the happenings in Philadelphia now Boston, if only brain dead members of the media like yourself could be bothered to write the truth and do so without biasness or political affiliation.
Blog Update:Kermit Gosnell Abortion Murderer receives Triple Life!