Rev. Frank Pavone is the guest on The Palin Radio Update with Kevin Scholla! Pavone, a Catholic priest has attended the trial of Kermit Gosnell and he’s here to talk about the gruesome murder case. While reporters largely ignore the Gosnell story of baby butchering, Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life, has been our eyes and ears inside the courtroom. Get the truth on this horrible story of infanticide and the media cover-up. While Sarah Palin speaks up for life once again, President Obama attends a gala for radical Planned Parenthood, a group with racist and eugenicist origins. Also, Governor Palin features a Mark Styn piece on the Boston terror bombers and demands answers on a curious move by the Army regarding Bible verses. Plus, Sarah Palin’s sister accomplishes a big feat with her feet and we have an update on the assclowns in Washington and their big nerd prom. Steel Resolve, our weekly commentary with Sarah Steelman is featured as well. This week she looks at Soren Kierkegaard, deception, and Obama.
Kermit Gosnell’s Alleged House of Horrors
Kermit Gosnell, a late-term abortionist is on trial, facing charges of multiple infanticides. He was acquitted on some of the charges and closing arguments on the remainder could begin as this story goes to press. The sickening Grand Jury Report documents Gosnell’s alleged neck snapping and spinal cord snipping of babies who were born alive from his botched abortions. He was alleged to have thrown butchered, but still living babies into toilets and shoe boxes as they desperately tried to breathe. A woman who came to him for a partial-birth abortion allegedly died while under sedation. In Pennsylvania, abortion up to 24 weeks is legal, however, killing babies outside the womb is illegal, according to the Grand Jury Report.
Obama has been a strong proponent of partial-birth abortion voting for it several times as a Senator — one of the few things he actually voted on. Obama infamously voted “present” over 140 times in his short Senatorial career. Last Friday, while Gov. Palin delivered her pro-life and human dignity message in Las Vegas, Obama was heaping praise on Planned Parenthood, which stood silent on Gosnell’s alleged atrocities. Bold Colors, no Pale Pastels.
Rev. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life has been watching the Gosnell trial and provided a detailed account of what is unfolding in the courtroom. He met former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the Terri Shiavo gala. Priests for Life “is a movement within the Catholic Church to educate people about the problems of abortion and euthanasia.”
Trial Opening Eyes about Horrors of Abortion
“Eyes are being opened about the horrors of abortion. People think because they’re legal that they’re safe and that is a myth. People are astonished that this man killed babies even outside the womb. Pro-lifers have said all along, ‘this is what abortion leads to,’” Rev. Pavone said. “This man is charged with so many crimes it would be pretty hard to imagine him not getting some sort of severe punishment.”
The media is burying the story because of “something called the abortion distortion,” Rev. Pavone said. All the rules pertaining to media, business, and legal practice are bent out of proportion to “protect the so-called right to abortion as a sacred cow.”
He continued, “We even saw it in the Grand Jury Report” on Gosnell where the state authorities looked the other way as Gosnell allegedly committed one infanticide after another as a routine practice: murder by numbers. “The vast majority of secular media support legal abortion and do not want to publish anything that will cast a negative light on it,” he said.
Faith, Common Sense, Reason Direct us to Speak Fearlessly
Scholla noted that priests generally don’t speak about politics.
“We have to speak fearlessly. Our faith tells us that. Common sense and good reason tell us that. We need public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public. To assert that is not partisan; it’s to assert the meaning of government which is to protect life,” Rev. Pavone said.
Scholla said he could not finish reading the gruesome Grand Jury Report which documented the allegations of Gosnell snapping necks and snipping spines, among other horrors in Section IV, pages 99 through 117. The grand jury’s indictment also alleges numerous instances of shocking medical malpractice, unsanitary conditions and malfeasance.
Exclusive of Gosnell’s alleged actions, “abortion is horrific across the board. We have records of babies being dismembered in the womb. You can buy medical textbooks that describe how abortion tears the arms and legs off and crushes the skull. These are legal procedures happening every day across America. The Gosnell trial is pulling the veil off all abortion. I hope that people come face-to-face with what has been a hidden, long-standing form of violence in our society — that is abortion,” Rev. Pavone said.
What is Happening at the Trial?
Scholla asked if Pavone had a sense of what is going on at the trial since Gosnell was acquitted of some of the murder charges.
“There are still several babies on the chart in terms of murder charges. The defense is having a hard time defending him and hasn’t called any witnesses….it will be interesting to see what the closing arguments have to say,” Rev. Pavone said.
“Will Gosnell situation change the mind of some who are pro-abortion?” Scholla asked.
“Yes. This Gosnell situation will certainly help those who are pro-abortion — or who like to call themselves ‘pro-choice’ say ‘look! There are limits. There is a certain point at which the life of the baby does require protection and take precedence over a choice. There are limits to how much an abortionist should be allowed to get away with. That’s the lesson that’s coming across in this trial. There are limits and this man transgressed them,” Rev. Pavone said.
Rev. Pavone on Gov. Palin’s Schiavo Speech
Scholla asked Rev. Pavone how he thought Gov. Palin did with her Terri Schiavo gala speech spreading the message of hope and life.
He said, “She was wonderful. First of all, she was so gracious to accept the invitation of Terri Schiavo’s family. Of course, she was very aware of the whole drama that unfolded eight years ago. Just her presence was such an encouragement to the family, whom I’ve come to know very well.”
Rev. Pavone continued, “If she had just stood up there and said, ‘hi, I’m Governor Sarah Palin. God Bless you all,’ the family would have been just as encouraged….she was really sharing her heart and for a much longer period of time than we expected — and happily so. Again showing her generous spirit of really wanting to help the cause of this family having gone through such a tragedy now reaching out to other families who are facing similar challenges. She wanted to affirm that and she certainly succeeded in doing so.”
Obama Admin’s Political Alliance with Abortion Industry
Scholla said Gov. Palin is “keeping up the fight” and mentioned her Shareholders in Life speech delivered this past Friday in Las Vegas, along with the work of another prominent pro-lifer, Alveda King. He asked Rev. Pavone his thoughts Obama being the first sitting President to speak at a Planned Parenthood event.
“There is a high degree of intimacy between the abortion industry and this administration, and in fact with the higher echelons of the Democratic Party. We see that across the board in many ways, and this president is brazen in his support of abortion. Some abortion supporters in politics say, ‘oh I’m pro-choice,’ they spout a few slogans and leave it at that. This man jumps right into the fray and pushes it un-apologetically, which should get our attention really across America, especially when we see the horrors of abortion being revealed,” Rev. Pavone said.
He continued, “It’s a political alliance….and the money from abortion is going into the political coffers of so many of these candidates. This is why they’re so unafraid to show their support for what is in Planned Parenthood not only the nation’s largest abortion provider, but also more and more is being revealed as a criminal enterprise itself, as they cover up sexual abuse and are running clinics that break the law in various ways.”
Abortion, Euthanasia Violate Classical Hippocratic Oath
Abortion and Euthanasia absolutely violate the classical Hippocratic Oath which was written in 5 BC, to wit,
“I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art” (emphasis mine).
This text has been stripped out of the Hippocratic Oath when it was modernized in 1964, and the classical Oath is rarely recited in medical schools today. This is partly understandable, since the original Oath is sworn to Greek gods and goddesses. A strong argument could be made that even the modern version is against abortion and euthanasia if only by implication.
Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
The Hippocratic Oath’s original intent, however, leaves no doubt that doctors are absolutely prohibited from performing abortion and euthanasia in any way, shape or form.
Steel Resolve: Obama Chooses to Believe Lies
“I admit, I can be a bit simple-minded, however, I like to call it good old common sense. Soren Kierkegaard, the great Christian philosopher and writer suggests there are two types of deception. One is to believe what is not true. The other is to not believe what is true. What category do you think President Obama falls into?” Sarah Steelman asked as she opened her weekly Steel Resolve segment.
She continued her monologue about the Boston bombers, “these punks were self-declared radical Islamic extremists. Most of us normal people have come to that conclusion simply by reading all the evidence that supports the facts. Yes, we have multiple layers of intelligence agencies examining every aspect of the Boston bombers, but their hands were tied by this president.”
“In fact, the Obama administration in 2011 purged information from the FBI training manual that would have helped to identify and stop this kind of terrorist. Information about the warning signs and connection between the bombers’ kind of religious fervor and terrifying acts of Jihad were deleted,” Steelman said.
“The result is that this administration is not doing its job to keep America safe. It is imperative for the President of the United States to take a strong leadership position, stand clearly, stating to the world why America will not tolerate Islamic Jihadist terrorists or any terrorists and just call them what they are. Say the words. Make the case and let the world know why. We must know our enemy to defeat our enemy. This is no time for political correctness. Our country’s safety is at risk,” she said.
“I am fearful that the President falls into Kierkegaard’s first category. The President believes what is not true. The President chooses to believe a lie,” Steelman concluded.
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