Weeping for the Children

By Angela Wittman

In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. - Matthew 2.18

In four days America will observe the 38th anniversary of the deadly court decision Roe vs. Wade.  But will America weep for the children who have had their lives ended in the most barbaric and inhumane means possible? Has the Church in America witnessed enough bloodshed that she will arise and declare the flow of innocent blood must end? How long will a holy and just God allow us to go on while the blood of the preborn cries out to Him for justice? Friends, are you weeping? 

Perhaps today's news headlines of a gruesome crime in West Philadelphia will help awaken the sleeping church.

The Associated Press reports that Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist in Philadelphia has been charged with "eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors."1  The article goes on to describe what authorities found at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society:

Bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses "were scattered throughout the building," [District Attorney] Williams said. "There were jars, lining shelves, with severed feet that he kept for no medical purpose." 2

The article also describes the patient care given to the customers of the "clinic:"

The grand jury said the woman who died was a patient who came to Gosnell's clinic for an abortion and died of cardiac arrest because she was given too much Demerol. Gosnell wasn't at the clinic at the time, but directed his staff to administer the drug to keep the woman, a healthy 41-year-old woman, sedated until he arrived, prosecutors said.

Gosnell has been named in at least 46 malpractice suits, including one over the death of a 22-year-old mother who died of sepsis and a perforated uterus in 2000. Many others also involve perforated uteruses. Gosnell sometimes sewed up the injury without telling women their uteruses had been perforated, prosecutors said.

Few if any of the sedated women knew their babies were born alive and then killed, prosecutors said. Many were first-time mothers who were told they were 24 weeks pregnant, even if they were further along, authorities said. 3

WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reports in this video that "bags of fetuses were found in a refrigerator freezer:"

The Associated Press also reports that Gosnell "induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord," Williams said. 4

Friends, I believe these reports are just the tip of the iceburg and that there are many other grusome, heartbreaking stories that have not yet come to light. Please don't be fooled into thinking that allowing the killing of preborn babies is necessary in today's society or can ever be an act of compassion toward a woman who has been raped or a victim of incest. No good ever comes out of an act of murder... Isn't it time for the killing to stop and for the healing to start? Isn't it time for America to wash her filthy rags in the blood of the Lamb of God?

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1.18, KJV)

News Sources:
1, 2, 3: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110119/ap_on_re_us/us_abortion_clinic_investigation

4: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=7906881


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