Monday, April 15, 2013

Opinion: Gosnell & Victims Rights

Some folks have heard about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist who killed babies after birth. Some folks may say that too much publicity regarding his trial will skew any jury hearing the case. Some folks may be right.

However, what about the children he murdered. They never had a trial. They never had a jury. They never had the publicity Gosnell could get. Where is justice for them?

Remember, these babies were full term. They were actually born into this world. They were citizens of this country. These murdered infants were born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…and I think that city and state are part of the U.S.A.!

The fourteenth amendment to our Constitution gives these slaughtered children the same rights as you and I. See below what it says:

XIV - Citizen Rights not to be abridged 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

So why doesn’t the media cover this trial? Is it because they want to be “politically correct” since it is an African-American doctor who killed the babies? Is it because we have an African-American (with Caucasian blood) in the White House? Is it because the media agrees with abortion of all kinds?

Only the media knows the answer. I do hope that bloggers will press on the issue of this mass murderer. The infant Americans deserve to be heard. We cannot “…deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”