- It is LEGAL to dismember a "fetus" (meaning a human being in-utero).
- But ILLEGAL to dismember that same human being if/when it unexpectedly pops out of the birth canal (thus becoming a "baby").
I had no answer then, but I guess now I can say, "Because words only mean whatever Grown-Ups decide they mean."
Court watchers said he looked "befuddled" as if he couldn't believe he had been convicted. I bet he can't. He lives in a world where words have different meanings than the one you and I live in. I'll give you some examples.
[Full Disclosure: I have an abortion decision in my past. I have counselled women considering abortion, as well as those traumatized by their decision. It is my fondest hope that abortion in the US will be come UNNECESSARY and UNDESIRABLE.]
Fetus: used to be the Latin name for human beings in utero. Apparently, now means any "product of conception" which the mother no longer wants.
Reporters covering the news of the trial and conviction routinely refer to the babies born ALIVE, then killed by spinal separation as "fetuses." But in the Real World, once that fetus is no longer IN the mother, it's a BABY.
Victim Suffering: When a woman who is "forced" to go to abortionists like Gosnell because she can't find a REPUTABLE doctor who will terminate her pregnancy after 6 months. A baby born alive, who has it's spine severed or left unattended for up to 20 minutes prior to being snipped does not qualify as a "victim" who "suffered."
Planned Parenthood released the following statement when Gosnell's conviction was announced: "This verdict will ensure that no woman is victimized by Kermit Gosnell ever again. This case has made clear that we must have and enforce laws that protect access to safe and legal abortion, and we must reject misguided laws that would limit women's options and force them to seek treatment from criminals like Kermit Gosnell."
Not one word for the garbage bags of babies (excuse me, fetuses) piled up in the basement and freezer. Not one word for Baby A, Baby B,or Baby C (the babies whom Gosnell was convicted of murdering). This should come as no suprise to anyone. Watch this video of a representative from Planned Parenthood's convoluted argument against a bill which would have required doctors take steps to save any "accidental live births" [meaning, botched abortions].
Hero of Minorities: Used to mean someone who championed the rights of those with less social capitol. I don't know what it means now since the babies Gosnell "snipped" in his urban clinic were almost all Black and Hispanic.
Having read all of the horrors performed in his clinic, not to mention being familiar with his collaboration in the Mother's Day Massacre of 1972, I have no explanation for why this man is considered a hero to anyone, for anything.
And yet to some people he is. I hope they have to explain to an 8th grader someday, "How can grown-ups think that way?"