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PAVONE: The merciless mind of the abortionist
Washington Times ^ | Fr. Frank Pavone

Posted on 05/02/2013 1:46:50 PM PDT by Morgana

Of the many lessons to be learned from the Kermit Gosnell trial, which I have watched in the courtroom, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform them.

Many observers of Dr. Gosnell have marveled at his composure in the courtroom, and commented on his apparently gentle demeanor and smile. How can this be the same man, they wonder, who is accused of cutting the spinal cords of living children and running an operation that has killed women?

In short, what goes on in the mind, the soul, of one who does abortions?

I have examined this question for decades, conducting meetings and healing programs with former abortionists and former abortion clinic workers, and collaborating with Dr. Philip Ney, the Canadian psychiatrist who has done the bulk of the groundbreaking research on this theme. In a matter of weeks, in fact, I will again bring a group of former abortion providers through a weekend of healing.

Seeking to understand how a person gets into the abortion business, and how they come out, is a fascinating and often scary undertaking. It shows us how a human being can totally disconnect from his own natural responses of horror and aversion to killing, from his own natural warnings of conscience. We’re not talking here about a religious conviction or doctrine. We’re talking about the most basic responses, rooted in human nature, that favor the preservation of oneself, of others and of one’s own species.

What we find is the ability to do what Dr. Gosnell has allegedly done.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell; pavone; prolife

1 posted on 05/02/2013 1:46:50 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Easy. He’s a sociopath and is just playing a role. He has no remorse, no emotion, and until now, nobody has called him on it.

2 posted on 05/02/2013 1:51:15 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

It’s not a case of dehumanization to recognize that Gosnell, and others of his kind, aren’t really homo sapiens sapiens. His behavior and attitude are much more like that of homo ergaster ~ a possible predecessor species, but one with no conscience as we would understand it.

3 posted on 05/02/2013 2:00:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Morgana

Wow! Father Pavone says it beautifully.

4 posted on 05/02/2013 2:16:03 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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"Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless you"

5 posted on 05/02/2013 3:12:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Morgana

The banality of evil. Many of the functionaries of the Holocaust saw themselves as respectable middle class bureaucrats doing a difficult job. They were proud of doing it well and efficiently. That is why they kept the meticulous records that would condemn them at Nuremberg.

I see the same mentality at work here.

6 posted on 05/02/2013 3:20:21 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: I want the USA back
Father Pavone says it beautifully.

Yes, except it would be better if he cleaned up his language a little bit and stopped using the abortion-killers' own euphemistic terminology describing, "... the doctors who perform them." Abortions are not 'performed'. They are committed.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 3:30:30 PM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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