JD Mullane, a columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intel and the Burlington County (NJ) Times, has become the go-to man for up-to-date news on the Gosnell trial. He has been in the courtroom since mid-March, listening to and covering all the gruesome testimony.
Today he sent out an interesting tweet, claiming that Gosnell is being held in solitary confinement at Curran-Frumhold Correction Facility.
The reason? According to Mullane's source: "Snipping babies' heads is frowned upon by felons."
Indeed. Some crimes are just so abominable, that even those who are willing to break the law willy-nilly know that they are beyond the pale. Abusing or killing children falls into that category.
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This is what makes abortion so horrific: that it is the killing of an innocent, beautiful child. And the act of taking that child's life in a horrendous way places a man even on the extreme fringe of the criminally-minded, anathema even to those within the prison system.
And yet, strangely enough, there are people walking free today - respected academics, lawyers, politicians, medical staff - who fully support the killing of fully-formed children by poisoning and dismemberment. In some cases (i.e. Peter Singer) they even explicitly support the killing of those children after birth! In other words, they support what Gosnell did. Their only criticism, perhaps, would be that Gosnell's methods were too messy. They would endorse more "sterile" and "effecient" and "clinical" methods of killing newborn babies whose parents don't want them. A lethal injection, perhaps, instead of scissors to the back of the skull. In fact, infanticide of this kind is currently legal and practiced in the Netherlands.
It gives you the creeps.
We must pray that Gosnell comes to see the error of his ways. Sadly, reports indicate that he has shown nothing approaching remorse throughout the duration of this trial.