Finally: The poetry of Kermit Gosnell
posted at 3:01 pm on September 24, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Insisting that he is “spiritually innocent,” convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell defends himself and the practice of murdering babies born alive during his incompetent abortions in an upcoming interview with Philadelphia magazine. Why was Gosnell prosecuted for the murders, when all he wanted to do was wage “a war against poverty” by killing poor children? Too many Catholics in the Philly PD, Gosnell claims (via Andrew Johnson at The Corner):
Gosnell contends he is “innocent” of the charges against him, laying out complicated—and not particularly credible—reasons he should have been found not guilty. When Volk asked him if he was actually referring to his own sense of “spiritual innocence,” Gosnell responded, “Yes.”
Gosnell said he considers his conviction to have been motivated by religion and politics. “I have come to believe that the presumption of guilt was compounded by religious convictions,” Gosnell said. “ … Were you aware that Seth [Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney] was an altar boy? Did you know of the strong Catholic presence in the homicide division?”
Speaking of religion, Gosnell believes he was on a mission from God to eliminate poverty, apparently in the most direct way possible:
Speaking exclusively to Philadelphia magazine writer Steve Volk for a new magazine article and e-book, Gosnell—who was convicted in May of snipping the necks of babies born alive during abortion procedures in his West Philadelphia clinic—believes he was serving the best interests of his community and the women who came to him. “In an ideal world,” he said, “we’d have no need for abortion. But bringing a child into the world when it cannot be provided for, that there are not sufficient systems to support, is a greater sin. I considered myself to be in a war against poverty, and I feel comfortable with the things I did and the decisions I made.”
But enough of this mundane chatter about life, souls, and poverty. Let’s meet Kermit Gosnell, Poet Laureate for the abortion industry:
Are Labeled Killers!
Not Physicians, Oathed To Heal
Lest We Forget,
What Chance Have Those?
Those Without The Support
Of Their Parents
Their Societies …
Without Sufficient Support
Stumble Into Drugs
Into Mental Illness
Into Institutions … And …
Languish in Jails …
… so let’s kill ’em all first? How compassionate! And healing!