We recently wrote two posts about modern-day barbarians. The first was about China’s use of aborted babies to make cosmetics for Western consumption. Then we wrote about the trial of the modern day Hannibal Lecter, Kermit Gosnell.
Gosnell’s trial is over. He was found guilty of murdering three babies and of manslaughter in the case of a patient. We can be thankful for this verdict; some level of justice was achieved for four of his victims. But for the hundreds of babies he is suspected of killing after they were born alive following an attempted abortion, there is no justice. For the millions of children who have been aborted in the US and globally there is no justice.
Lila Rose is president of Live Action, “a new media movement dedicated to ending abortion and building a culture of life.” She issues the following caution in the Gosnell verdict:
Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s gruesome and inhuman crimes in Philadelphia cried out for justice, and now — for three of his born and struggling victims, at least — justice has been served. Even as we celebrate this verdict, we honor and mourn as well those among our nation’s weakest children who did not receive “their day in court” — and we must remember that Gosnell is not an outlier within the abortion industry. We cannot allow these “guilty” verdicts, welcome as they are, to make us complacent when it comes to the continuing abuses happening even now in abortion facilities throughout our nation.
For a larger review of the current state of civilized barbarians in the United States see Drew Belsky’s article in the American Thinker, Murdered Thousands, Convicted for Three: The Kermit Gosnell Verdict.
As we have said elsewhere, Christ did not die to make us safe or comfortable. He died to make us dangerous! As Christians, we are to engage in the fight against injustice wherever it is found, be it corruption, gendercide, sex trafficking, poverty, the growing hideousness in the arts or the rape of creation.
- Darrow Miller