Darrow Miller and Friends

Abortion, Gosnell, and Justice: Which Way the Future?

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.

cross of Christ reminds us to engage the fight against abortionWe can be thankful for Live Action and other activists groups who are fighting for the dignity of the unborn and their mothers.

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


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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).


  1. Clark E. Dahl

    May 23, 2013 - 10:47 am

    While there often is no justice in our sadly flawed system, we can rest assured there will be justice when all is revealed and known and there can be nothing hidden.

    • admin

      May 23, 2013 - 2:42 pm

      Yes, Clark, that’s an important truth to keep in mind. Thanks for reading and responding.

      Gary Brumbelow