Monday, May 13, 2013

GUILTY! Abortion Doctor Gosnell Found Guilty of Murder (and Some Ethics Questions)

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The babies were born alive and whimpering and he used scissors to snip their spinal cords.


If you saw the baby on the table whimpering and then you saw Gosnell approach with a pair of scissors, would you kill Gosnell in order to protect the baby?


Same situation but the baby is seconds away from being born:  what is the right thing to do?


  1. After 33 years of Jiu-jitsu, 4 years in Marine SF, and six years fighting pro in mixed martial arts, I hope I'd be able to stop him without killing him! LOL! However, if the choice is the murderer or the victim and one MUST ABSOLUTELY die, then I choose the murderer. As it is written:
    Proverbs 24:11-12 HCSB Rescue those being taken off to death, and save those stumbling toward slaughter. 12 If you say, "But we didn't know about this," won't He who weighs hearts consider it? Won't He who protects your life know? Won't He repay a person according to his work?

    The timing is irrelevant - even for Lowlanders when they're honest. I find it interesting that they say you can kill a baby that is still in the womb because it is not an independent person yet if a man kills a pregnant woman he is charged with a double homicide! And a person who is connected to a machine to sustain his life is still considered to have basic human rights! I'll never understand the yetzer hara.

    1. Cajun,

      Good to hear from you. I hope I never have to fight you! You would make me look foolish! : )

      The Mishna, believe it or not, says that abortion is permissible in certain instances:

      Ohalot 7:6 "A. The woman who is in hard labor--they chop up the child in her womb and they remove it limb by limb, because her life takes precedence over his life. B. [If] its greater part has gone forth, they do not touch him, for they do not set aside one life on account of another life."

      I would defend the Mishna if I could, but this seems contradictory to me. On the one hand, it says "do not set aside one life on account of another life"; but yet it fails to see that the unborn baby is a life! I also understand that they didn't have ultra-sound when that was written.