Gosnell gets life sentence, no death penalty
Gives up appeals in plea deal
Convicted Pa. Abortion Doctor Gets Life in Prison:
A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive in his grimy clinic agreed Tuesday to give up his right to an appeal and faces life in prison but will be spared a death sentence.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were delivered alive and killed with scissors….
Prosecutors agreed to two life sentences without parole, and Gosnell was to be sentenced Wednesday in the death of the third baby, an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of a patient and hundreds of lesser counts.
Prosecutors had sought the death penalty because Gosnell killed more than one person, and his victims were especially vulnerable given their age. But Gosnell’s own advanced age had made it unlikely he would ever be executed before his appeals ran out.
A mix of reactions:
Wow Kermit #Gosnell has waived the right to appeal-in order to take death penalty off the table.-So he’s pro-life when it comes to himself.
— John White (@johnwyte) May 14, 2013
Abortion doc given something his victims never had a chance at.. life. Avoids the death penalty. #Gosnell nbcnews.to/10wSJEM
— John Baiata (@JBaiata) May 14, 2013
Kermit #Gosnell avoids the death penalty. Prepare 4 onslaught of “pro-life” folk screaming screaming how that’s HORRIBLE. #Hypocrisy, much?
— Mary (@OHTheMaryD) May 14, 2013
In light of the #Gosnell verdict, I must say it is disturbing to see many religious people demand he dies the same way he killed his victims
— Patrick Ptomey (@patrickptomey) May 14, 2013
Except for when they do. RT @mmfa Kermit #Gosnell‘s atrocious crimes bear no resemblance to safe & legal abortions mm4a.org/YHkFcx
— danielle! (@hipdanielle) May 14, 2013
How can you be #prolife when it comes to babies but #prodeath when it comes to an adult. Hypocritical religious. Figures#Gosnell
— K. Hummel (@KariHummel) May 14, 2013
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My guess is that Gosnell’s fellow inmates will carry out their own death sentence on him in less than six months. Even felons are going to be angry about what he did.
Death row security in most/all prisons is far more restrictive than that for lifers, which Gosnell now is. They’ll keep him isolated for a long time, but eventually that security will get lax, leave holes. Probably take longer than 6 months, but eventually someone will nail him.
he won’t be in death row security.
he’s not on death row.
as far as protection/isolation I suspect he would be but there would be an “error” made.
disregard my last I misread your statement.
You can tell from the comments by liberals/leftists that they do not understand hypocrisy nor do they understand the difference between innocent life and a murderer. The latter goes with the territory of being pro-choice: they allow the killing of the innocent as if they were guilty of a murderous crime.
I was going to point out the nonsense of the moral equivalence of innocent babies and convicted killers, but several people here did it for me. Thank you.
One day he’ll have to answer up to God.
These leftie fools are totally out to lunch; they are happy to see women exercise their legal “right” to kill their babies, but will cry foul if the state kills a baby killer. And they claim we’re the inconsistent ones. They lobby for the murder of unborn babies but cannot bring themselves to lobby for capital punishment for baby-killers. It’s ok for them for the innocent to be killed but not the guilty. This is what comes from a worldview totally committed to the worship of self.
We want the innocent to live and the guilty to receive the punishment he deserves. That’s what good law is supposed to do: “[The state] is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” Romans 13:4,5.
Exactly. As soon as they begin having trails to convict unborn babies of murder and Conservatives still want to kill then, they can claim they are hypocrites. Can I claim they are hypocrites because I cant just walk into a jail and abort people convicted of capital crimes?
How about life in the electric chair?
How can you be pro death for an innocent child, yet pro life for the murderer of that child?
People who can’t tell the difference between an innocent child and a convicted first-degree murderer shouldn’t be allowed to vote.
I tweetered K Hummel in response challenging the relativity of those two..
“Does not matter.
A life is a life.I would think a #prolife advocate would agree. Maybe you should say #prolifesometimes”
We are so doomed.
How is capital punishment even remotely comparable to the elective abortion of an innocent human life, especially when conceived of a voluntary behavior? It is purely discriminatory based on age or stage of development. It is a choice of women, and men, who anticipated the pleasure of sex, but were unprepared for the potential but predictable outcome of their behavior. The normalization of abortion was an ill-conceived solution (i.e. final) to purchase their vote.
K. Hummel can be housed with the murderers. She can labor to provide for their wants and needs. Since the murderers have demonstrated they are incapable of self-moderating, responsible behavior, their liberty will necessarily be constrained. They will also be ineligible for social assistance, since they committed crimes against the individual, society, and humanity. K. Hummel will be exclusively responsible for their welfare and any actions undertaken by individuals assigned to her care. I wonder if she is prepared to accept responsibility for every man, woman, and child’s life.
You’re much nicer than I was. I let my inner asshole shine! If someone is so stupid that they assume being prolife restricts you from punishing a disgusting coward like gosnell they’re incapable of grasping anything beyond a 5 year old’s mental capacity.
The other stupid comment was how it was so disturbing to learn that “religious” types think the punishment should fit the crime. Clearly the asswipe who made the comment has no religious education other than what some new-age dirtbag told him to think. Incapable of understanding that forgiveness and punishment are mutually exclusive concepts.
How is the premeditated murder of an innocent, albeit inconvenient, human life comparable to the premeditated murder (e.g. capital punishment) of a human life with cause (e.g. murder) and following due process (i.e. proof)? Are we to understand that elective abortion is legitimate because a woman, and “reproductive rights” advocates, are capable of divining the malicious of intentions of a human life in utero?
The people who are pro-abortion/choice are attempting to defend the practice of premeditated murder without cause and without due process. How utterly pathetic. It’s no wonder that they also don’t notice that they sponsor corruption through their advocacy for dissociation of risk.
The education in the country is beneath contempt. It’s not just Media Matters that seems blissfully unaware of the terms and circumstances of reality. There is no safe elective abortion. All abortions of this class following conception, and certainly following the emergence of brain activity (i.e. “consciousness”), is the premeditated murder of at least one human life, without cause, and without due process, which results in a near perfect “final solution.”
Where are the advocates for equal protection? Where are the great defenders of human and civil rights? Just because women, and men, would like to enjoy a life without responsibility for their actions, does not mean that they should be granted their dream.
Women went from “barefoot and pregnant” to barefoot, perpetually pregnant, taxed, and exploited for democratic leverage. This was the outcome of unqualified progress. Along with normalization of other dysfunctional behaviors and a general devaluation of human life.
Liberty is only suitable, by definition, for men and women capable of self-moderating, responsible behavior. Abortion was normalized in order to purchase the votes of women, and men, who demand liberty without responsibility for their actions. This is why we have elective abortion. This is why we have redistributive change politics. This is why we have “diversity”, which denigrates individual dignity. The principles underlying these actions are founded in a philosophy of death.
Professor, don’t harsh their mellow! There is no wholly innocent, nameless human life tortured during, or lost following, an elective abortion. There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. They were promised material, physical, and ego instant (or immediate) gratification without perceived consequences. Don’t take away their hope in one day escaping reality… and taking several billion people with them.
What??? What??? NOW he makes a plea deal?? Well at least he won’t waste our time with endless appeals…what’s the average death-row time now, about 20 years?
Time for a Psalm: 55:15 Let death come upon them; let them go down to Sheol alive; let them go away in terror into their graves.
Damn! How about “snipping his spinal cord”?
Then the baby’s neck was “snipped.”
The French had a wonderful tool just for that very purpose.
That’s for sure. Not up to snuff (beside the fact that allergies have me sneeze enough) on that machine, did they have a bucket to collect said part of the anatomy, or is that where the term, ‘heads will roll’ caught on?
There was a basket to collect the trophy. In some cultures the trophy was used as sporting equipment.
capital punishment is the ultimate punishment for those who have killed people.
abortion is an overused birth control method.
the 2 are not at all alike.
prolife does not mean anti responsibility.
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I predicted a plea deal . Now it can be Dysoned off the stage until he is neck snipped himself.
I am disappointed he was not charged with having nice separate waiting rooms for whites & the other one for coloureds.
Students of war know the value, the necessity, of dehumanizing your enemy to make it easier to kill him. It’s harder if you think of him as someone’s son or father. In war, pejoratives like gook, slant-eye, kraut, limey, yank, etc., serve the dynamic.
The pro-abortion crowd doesn’t see abortion as killing an innocent child. They see it as the outpatient surgical removal of a ‘cluster of cells’, as aborted children are often described. To the pro-abortion crowd, it isn’t human and therefore quite easy to kill.
It gives me great pleasure to see how butt-hurt the fucktards get when that tactic is employed against them. Even better to hear them try and rationalize their behavior.
“K. Hummel @KariHummel
How can you be #prolife when it comes to babies but #prodeath when it comes to an adult.
Hypocritical religious. Figures
Simple K. Hummel, it’s very simple. Pro-life people are for putting to death those who murder the innocent. It goes to the right to life at it’s core. Those who take the right away from others, without due process of law, do not deserve it themselves.
As for hypocrisy, The murderer is pro-life when it comes to himself, but not his victims? That’s hypocrisy.
If nothing else the twatering left has demonstrated a lack of intelligence far beyond what was previously believed. How do you consider yourself an intellectual superior when you’re incapable of distinguishing between the life of a newborn and the life of a murderer?
Instead of focusing on the heathen’s sentence, we should be rejoicing over the criminal conviction. It sets a precedent and is going to be very helpful in the legal fight to get pre-born children legally defined as a “person”. When babies are given personhood by legal definition, then all rights of the Constitution will apply to them–life,liberty,pursuit of happiness.
Baruk Hashem Adonai!