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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

I apologise to the moderators in advance if there was once a thread regarding this man and his horrific deeds which got deleted due to its content. I understand if it needs to be removed.

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A jury has found abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of three counts of first-degree murder after deliberating for 10 days on the case.
Prosecutors are expected to now seek the death penalty for Gosnell.

The 72-year-old was charged with killing four premature babies by severing their spinal cords after they were born alive in his Philadelphia clinic. He was acquitted of one of those charges and convicted in three. Gosnell was also found guilty in the accidental death of a patient who died after receiving an abortion and a lethal mix of sedatives and painkillers at his clinic.


Gosnell's lawyers argued during the trial that no babies were born alive in the clinic.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Just heard about this! Hope he gets the death penalty. I think I read that one prosecutor cried when the verdict was read...


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:16 PM

What really ticks me off is that the box (or whatever you call it) at the trial reserved for journalists was empty.   :(   Now if he had used a gun, you can bet it would be full to overflowing!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

When the violence inevitably begins here in America, I will not at all be sorrowful for the journalists if they are targeted.    They bear a great portion of responsibility in shaping this morass of evil that is consuming our country.  Wonder who they'll blame when the poor and defenseless they have advocated for so long, start shooting them in the streets?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:07 PM

While I am for abortions in the first couple of months what Gosnell did was nothing but murder.  Hope he gets the death penalty.

I wonder if reporters were not allowed in the court room or if they just didn't see this trial as important.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:36 PM

View PostHilander, on 13 May 2013 - 11:07 PM, said:

While I am for abortions in the first couple of months what Gosnell did was nothing but murder.  Hope he gets the death penalty.

I wonder if reporters were not allowed in the court room or if they just didn't see this trial as important.
My understanding is, they just didn't see it as important, because there was a "box" (whatever that is) reserved for them at the trial. I could have misunderstood but that's my understanding.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:42 PM

View PostGummug, on 13 May 2013 - 11:36 PM, said:

My understanding is, they just didn't see it as important, because there was a "box" (whatever that is) reserved for them at the trial. I could have misunderstood but that's my understanding.
This is what I understood as well.  If it were a single unit like MSNBC I could understand.  But NONE of the major outlets except Fox covered this trial and the reason is glaringly obvious I think.  They simply are too wrapped up in the causes of the left/progressives in this country to do ANYTHING that would detract or even embarrass them.  "It would be better for that man that he have a millstone around his neck and be thrown into the sea than if he offend one of these little ones"  Our Lord was pretty clear, I think.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:15 AM

View Postand then, on 13 May 2013 - 11:42 PM, said:

This is what I understood as well.  If it were a single unit like MSNBC I could understand.  But NONE of the major outlets except Fox covered this trial and the reason is glaringly obvious I think.  They simply are too wrapped up in the causes of the left/progressives in this country to do ANYTHING that would detract or even embarrass them.  "It would be better for that man that he have a millstone around his neck and be thrown into the sea than if he offend one of these little ones"  Our Lord was pretty clear, I think.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:06 AM

I just read a story about how ABC ran the story on World News about the Conviction. And they tried to play it like they had no idea that this trial had been going on

Finally: 56 Days Later, ABC Ends Blackout and Covers Gosnell 'House of Horrors'
http://newsbusters.o...0#ixzz2TDVLCX4t

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DIANE SAWYER: And now we turn to a verdict making headlines tonight, fueling arguments on all sides about abortion in America.

What arguements are there to this case? That live born babies SHOULD be allowed to be killed? Such an ignorant opening statement by Mrs Sawyer.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:38 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 14 May 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

I just read a story about how ABC ran the story on World News about the Conviction. And they tried to play it like they had no idea that this trial had been going on

Yup, from the newsbusters article;

"Terry Moran explained, "For two months, jurors heard often shocking, grisly testimony." He described the details as a "house of horrors." A house of horrors that ABC took 56 days to notice."

"ABC went from March 18, 2013 (the trial's start) through Monday afternoon with no coverage. Yet, during the same time, the network devoted a staggering 187 minutes (or 70 segments) to other shocking criminal cases, such as Jodi Arias and Amanda Knox."


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:04 AM

View PostGummug, on 13 May 2013 - 11:36 PM, said:

My understanding is, they just didn't see it as important, because there was a "box" (whatever that is) reserved for them at the trial. I could have misunderstood but that's my understanding.
That's kind of right. The media was accused of ignoring the trial. There were 30 news outlets present at the reading of the verdict though according to local news. This was murder and nothing less. Gosnell was the only real doctor at the clinic, and I wonder if he truly was myself. He was under investigation for his prescription drug traffic at first. He ranked 3rd in Pennsylvania for writing Oxycontin scripts. It was during the investigation that the true horrors came out. Here's a link to Philadelphia ABC news. Check out the link to the photos in the report. It's a pic right after the first two paragraphs of the storyline.

http://abclocal.go.c...article-9099885

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:00 AM

Gosnell gave up his right to appeal in exchange for 2 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. He escapes the death sentence as a result.

http://abclocal.go.c...article-9102401

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:04 PM

He's 72 years old... How long is a "Life Sentenance" in his case anyway? 2 years?...

This "man" is getting off WAY too light on this...


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

View PostTaun, on 15 May 2013 - 12:04 PM, said:

He's 72 years old... How long is a "Life Sentenance" in his case anyway? 2 years?...

This "man" is getting off WAY too light on this...

The thing is, if he were to get the death penality some would say that's easier than spending what's left of his "golden years" in the slammer.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

View PostLilly, on 15 May 2013 - 12:10 PM, said:

The thing is, if he were to get the death penality some would say that's easier than spending what's left of his "golden years" in the slammer.

I wasn't really argueing for the DP on this one... Simply disappointed that this dirt bag is not really going to pay much for his crimes...





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