The guys had all been in prison together for a long time and a new inmate arrived.
When it was night and lights out, someone said, "16" and everyone
cracked up. Someone else said "23" and people cracked up again. Someone
else said "45" and everyone was rolling.
The new guy asked his cellmate what was going on and was told that
they'd all been together so long, and knew all the jokes that instead of
reciting the whole joke they'd numbered them.
Then someone yelled out "29" and nothing happened, no response. Again,
"29" and no reaction. So the new guy asked his cellmate what was up and
he said, "Well, you know, some people just can't tell a joke."
It has been awhile since I last posted and my reasons could be numbered much like the jokes mentioned above. So I'll just tell you that #15, #8, #32 and #55 apply for the past few weeks' absence and we'll leave it at that!
Many of you followed the Gosnell trial and witnessed the day the verdict was handed down to him.
He has been sentenced to 3 life terms and will face other penalties for the illegal prescription charges as well. His wife was sentenced to 7 to 32 months of prison time but I recently read that she could be out as early as four months. Others who were charged will see lesser sentences for racketeering and performing the abortions done past the state's gestational limits.
On the simplistic side, Gosnell will never be allowed to perform an abortion ever again. Women and babies will be safe from Gosnell's practice. Not safe from other Philadelphia abortionists but Gosnell's abortion practice is gone. I am not sure what the status of his business is or of any of Gosnell's assets, but maybe his millionaire title is obliterated as well. Gosnell and his family won't be living large any more.
As for justice served.....many babies who had their spinal cords snipped did not get their day in court. Babies who were killed in the "traditional" abortion methods did not get their day in court. Gosnell's thousands of victims (including another woman who died at his hands) are unnamed, buried and lost forever much like Hitler's, Lenin's, and Pol Pot's victims. I envision a mass grave and Gosnell's address of 3801 Lancaster as that mass grave. I pray for that piece of property to be bulldozed and reclaimed by Christians. There have been some abortion mills that have been purchased and turned into memorials or even pro-life services. One shuttered abortion mill was bought by a pro-life neighbor. It is now legally protected from letting any other abortion facilities rent at that property ever again.
We need to be praying about many things. We need to be praying that many hearts and minds were changed and pray for continued changing. We need to pray for people to be in the right place and time to talk to those who are questioning abortion for the first time. May these dialogues lead to people being saved! My own conversion was what I characterize "through the back door". It was a long journey with many people watering the seeds. God used my husband to accelerate that final push by using the news issues of the day. I won't go into the particulars here but in a sense, my stance on abortion changed which led me to search out God and realize I wasn't saved.
We need to pray salvation for those abortionists and abortion workers. I have touched on this before. On the surface, it seems highly unlikely that Gosnell would ever be saved but it's the supernatural that I recognize that he is still reachable. He still doesn't think he really did anything wrong. Many of his workers have expressed some sorrow and regret....they need the Good News!!!
We need to be praying for this news of Gosnell's ghoulish events to be further transmitted nationally and globally. Even now, there are other Gosnellian (yes, it's my new word) situations going on in other parts of the country. People are asking if Gosnell is the only one or is he an outlier? Bill O' Reilly said on his show one night that he believed that Gosnell was an extreme aberration. Why didn't I jump out of my seat and email him then and there? This is a common practice in the abortion industry!!! Many babies are born alive and then killed afterwards. We need to be praying that that this information gets spread far and wide despite the mainstream media's continued silence on abortionists like Douglas Karpen Texas Gosnell, Shelly Sella, LeRoy Carhart, and many others. It's almost as if the media says, "Well, we'll begrudgingly give you some attention to Gosnell and act all horrified about the late-term stuff, but we sure as heck aren't going to report on the horrors of abortion itself or any other abortionists doing what Gosnell did."
Since the Gosnell case, 4 nurses have come forward to witness equally heinous acts at Karpen's facility in Houston, Texas. One nurse remains anonymous but the other three have bravely stepped forward to whistleblow. Whatever their motivation, the news is out. Two other nurses from the Planned Parenthood of Wilmington, Delaware have also come forward with their reports of unsanitary and dangerous practicses. Maryland has suspended the licenses of two abortionists where a woman died. Strangely, they have not suspended Carhart's license over Jennifer Morbelli's death. Can we ever really guess why certain abortionists have protection to continue their jobs as paid assassins? It boggles me. Many other cases are surfacing and I bring this all up here to make the point that it seems God is allowing for a whole lot of evil to be revealed. What does this mean? These abortionists are getting sloppy and they are having a hard time keeping their evils out of public spectrum. They are self-destructing. There are more people aware of their practices and willing to report them. The abortionists' methods aren't working anymore. So what do we do with this information?
Okay, so let's run with it. God seems to be opening these doors for us to use whatever means necessary. There's Facebook, Google +, Twitter, word-of-mouth, bumper stickers, publications, fliers, shirts, rallies, initiatives, email to congressmen, and myriad ways to get this out even without the lamestream press. They can ignore us but the information is going to get out anyway. I made my own homemade bumper sticker with the www.TexasGosnell.com website on it (sadly we could make a website with all 50 states with some Gosnells in each one). I live in a big city and park at many places. Anyone who has a modicum of curiosity to look up Texas Gosnell will find themselves facing that story.. I have had people ask me about it, by the way. It IS homemade but that's what kind of grabs the attention. I made a bumper sticker with #Gosnell a while back. I will have no idea how many people looked that up. It could be 1 or could be 50 or it could be 0. It was still worth it to me to make the bumper sticker even it it is just one person who actually learns about it. It doesn't take too much to make a bumper sticker and slap it on the back of a car. I also bought 100 of the Human Life Alliance publications called "The Truth About Planned Parenthood". I am passing them out to youths, congregation members, church leadership, police, moms and dads, and sometimes I get to share them with total strangers (believe me when I say God DOES give me opportunities to do this....it is SO cool!).
Would you believe that I am actually quite shy?
who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is
condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only
begotten Son of God. And
this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and
men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”