To the Editor:
Who is Kermit Gosnell?
He’s the opposite of Ashley Coffey, who spent 123 days in the hospital with her prematurely born son Levi, who was born just 24 weeks after conception (See the Killeen Daily Herald May 12 article).
You see, Ashley Coffey, Levi’s mother, believed in life, unlike Kermit Gosnell, who killed babies by snipping their spinal cords after they were inadvertently born alive at 24 weeks and older during botched late-term abortions.
The media reported very little on the murder trial in which jurors deliberated for 10 days. Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder of three babies and involuntary manslaughter of a mother through his slip-shod “medical practice.”
The abortion industry, says Gosnell, is an anomaly, someone on the fringe, and they do not subscribe to Gosnell’s practices.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said “He is not an outlier. You just have to do a Google search and you’ll find in the last several months many other examples” (of rogue abortion providers).
The truth is, Gosnell is a monster allowed to practice as he pleased under our current abortion laws.
Edmund Burke is most famously noted for the popular saying, “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”
There are not very many good men or women out there expressing their outrage with the fact that a doctor in a so-called legal practice can bend the law and murder defenseless babies after they are born alive.
Perhaps they don’t know about it due to lack of media coverage.
Let’s stop the practice of killing babies before or after birth, because the truth is, life begins at conception.
The argument that the pro-choice crowd uses is the pre-born are not able to live on their own (viable); therefore, abortion is OK. Ashley Coffey and her son Levi proved that with care, a 24-week-old baby is able to live after a premature birth.
And by the way, if so-called viability is the barometer, at what age is a baby able to take care of him/herself? 2 years? 5 years?
I guess using the viability argument, perhaps children under 5 years of age could not live without care, so maybe we can kill them up to 5?
What about the elderly? When do they become non-viable?
I hope when I get to the point of not being able to take care of myself, my doctor is not of the same mind as Kermit Gosnell and more like Ashley Coffey.
Central Texas Voices for Life