3 Happenings Regarding Abortion

Apparently this past week has been pretty active in terms of important things going on pertaining to abortion. Or maybe it just comes up a lot on Catholic radio…and blogs…which I listen to and follow…

First, the horrific.

Kermit The Abortionist
“Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with seven counts of first-degree murder as well as multiple counts of conspiracy, criminal solicitation and violation of a state law that forbids abortions after the 24th week of pregnancy.” (NY Times).  He recently came under fire because a pregnant woman died from a medicinal drug overdose administered by him.  Worst of all, these seven counts of first-degree murder is for allegedly “snipping” the necks and spinal cords of viable fetuses (ie. babies).

It doesn’t take much Googling or Binging to come up with news coverage…but…it’s not getting much mass media coverage, if at all.  I find this interesting because we’re American–we immediately react and passionately spread word about the injustices happening in our country, especially if it’s about rape and/or marriage.

Unless of course…it has anything to do with abortion.

Let’s pray for the conversion of his soul and for all involved.

Here are some articles:
Abortion Doctor’s Murder Trial Opens – NY Times
Abortion doctor on trial, but media not interested; pro-lifers see bias in Philadelphia case – WA Times

Planned Parenthood Lobbyist
There’s a video floating around (viral, maybe?) of Florida legislators asking questions of a Planned Parenthood lobbyist.  Essentially, she speaks on behalf of Planned Parenthood stating that a baby born alive from a botched abortion …well, it’s still the mother’s choice whether that baby gets medical attention or not.
See for yourself:
She seemed to be thrown off guard…lacking full confidence…
But still…are you kidding me? It’s cool to just leave that baby there on the table left to die? 🙁
Ms. Alisa Lapolt Snow apparently served on a board for Catholic Charities before Planned Parenthood.  Umm…clearly she is out of communion with the Catholic Church if she is publicly not-really-defending life and advocating for abortion through her actions.
I think she needs a green scapular.  And let us offer our prayers for her conversion as well.
And Then There Were None
Abby Johnson, author of Unplanned and fellow Aggie, started a ministry last year to help abortion clinic workers get out of the abortion industry.  In the past year, her ministry has helped 45 workers leave.
This past Monday was their Day of Exodus for 2013, a designated day whereby abortion clinic workers desiring to leave were encouraged to do so.  In the weeks prior, ATTWN hit up a bunch of abortion clinics in the country to spread word about Day of Exodus.
This is an intriguing concept to me…helping abortion clinic workers get out of the industry by providing the spiritual and material help and support they need to get out.  It is no surprise, because that is exactly how the Coalition of Life helped out Abby.
Let us also pray for Abby and her ministry…especially for abortion clinic workers and their conversion of heart towards a culture of life. 
– JD