Albert Einstein said: “In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” Justice is a difficult concept. Every day, we experience small disappointments because justice was not served in the way we believed it should have been. We also experience joy when we see someone get their just desserts. On the other end of the spectrum, the nation experiences anger and sadness when a high-profile criminal gets away scot free; or rejoices when a murderer is found guilty. Unfortunately, with justice being such a malleable concept, guilty parties are frequently spared the lash, even when their guilt is obvious to everyone but the jury.
I was very concerned that the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell was going to mirror the Casey Anthony trial; ending with a tragically incorrect “not guilty.” Fortunately, after nine full days of deliberation, Gosnell has been found guilty.
According to The Inquirer, of Philadelphia:
“Gosnell appeared as placidly enigmatic as ever as the jury of seven women and five men came into court at 2:50 p.m., the ninth full day of deliberations, and said he was guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.”
This is a significant day; not only in terms of achieving justice for those whom Gosnell murdered, but for the United States as a whole. This verdict has brought the issue of abortion to the front of our nation’s collective mind. Abortion is the issue that is often talked about, but seldom understood. Because of all the distractions hurled by Liberals, the concept of abortion is often relegated to the theoretical; and diverted under the umbrella of “women’s’ rights.” The disturbing and gruesome nature of this trial, and the final verdict, will bring abortion to the surface of many conversations. It is in this that the Gosnell verdict will do the most good.
To paraphrase Patricia Heaton: the disgusting practices committed by Kermit Gosnell are simply a less sanitary version of what goes on every day in abortion clinics throughout this country. What Gosnell did to those infants–for which he has been found guilty of murder—Is nearly identical to what is done to infants every day, legally. The only difference between the two is geography. Legal abortions terminate the child while it is still entirely, or partially, within the mother; Gosnell just finished the job a few seconds after the infants were accidentally born alive. The separation between “legal” and “murder” is mere seconds.
Anybody with a functioning brain can see that if one is called murder, the other is also murder. I hope that this verdict, and the trial that preceded it, will open the minds of Americans who support abortion. I pray that it will persuade those who sit passively by that abortion is a serious issue. I believe that this verdict will give pro-life advocates a means by which they can show the world the true nature of abortion.
Light has shown upon evil, and destroyed it. This is a rare occasion in a world like ours. I thank God that justice has been carried out in the case of the Kermit Gosnell murders. And with any luck, this will spur further investigation into the heinous act of abortion.