Carnage: Grisly Testimony and Photos of Aborted Baby Remains Dominate Gosnell Trial

Tempers run high as attorneys debate whether Gosnell’s murder victims were born alive

By Cheryl Sullenger

Philadelphia, PA – The fifth week of Kermit Gosnell’s capital murder trial resumed today with graphic testimony from Dr. Sam Gulino, Chief Medical Examiner for the City of Philadelphia, who discussed his examination of the remains of 47 fetuses seized by law enforcement authorities from his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic. Dr. Gulino testified that this case was unprecedented and he could not find a colleague who had ever dealt with a case involving frozen fetal remains of this nature.

For the first time, photos of Karnamaya Mongar’s dead baby were shown to the jury. Mongar died from an overdose of Demerol during a second trimester abortion done by Gosnell.

Mongar’s baby was estimated to be 16-19 weeks gestation. The baby’s skin was bright red, (a condition later described as the early stages of decomposition), and sported a head of dark brown hair. The Medical Examiner found no fetal anomalies when he examined the baby’s body. A photo of the back of the child showed a deep gash approximately an inch long in the back of the baby’s neck. Mongar’s abortion took place in 2009. [Note: This is a corrected date. The article previously stated Mongar’s abortion took place in 2007, which was in error.]

Jury Sees More Dead Baby Photos

The bodies of a baby boy and a baby girl with similar neck gashes were also shown in grisly color on a large screen opposite the jury box. The remains on one baby, which was not shown to the jury, was described as missing both feet severed above the ankle and a right hand severed above the wrist.

Dr. Gulino testified that he received three batches of remains from Gosnell’s clinic, the largest of which contained the remains of 42 babies. The remains were frozen and stored in a variety of containers, including milk jugs, cat food cans, and even a cherry lime-ade container. The containers were each in bags and those bags were found in three large red bio-hazard bags. Several containers contained the “fragmented” remains of several babies. Ages were estimated from 12 weeks or less up to 22 weeks. He found that two of the babies were “possibly viable.”

It took Dr. Gulino five days just to catalog the contents before examinations could even be done.

Mystery of the Fetal Feet

He also later received five jars containing fetal feet and first trimester abortion remains that had been preserved in formaldehyde. The jars were labeled with the patient’s name and date of the abortions, which ranged from December 5-9, 2009. Two of the jars were from the same patient and contained a right and left foot of the same baby. Using the measurement of the feet, Dr. Gulino estimated the fetal ages to be 14-19 weeks gestation.

Gosnell’s defense attorney implied that the extremities were preserved in the event that DNA evidence was needed and as proof of fetal age, however, the severing of both feet and a hand would be unnecessary even if this were the case, Gulino testified. The prosecution believes that the feet and hands were taken as trophies by Gosnell, just as serial killers often engage in the practice of taking mementos from victims they kill.

Frozen Remains Present Challenges

Because the aborted baby remains had been frozen and thawed for examination, a tricky process, according to the medical examiner, the tissue samples were damaged to some extent, making testing to determine whether a baby breathed air inconclusive. Because of this, there was no way he could say for sure that any of the babies were actually born alive. However, he testified that it is possible that they were alive at birth or had been birthed into water such as into a toilet. Several former employees testified that they saw babies born into toilets at Gosnell’s clinic. There would be no reason to sever the baby’s spinal cords if they were dead prior to birth, as the defense claims.

The subject of viability was a touchy one on which McMahon aggressively questioned Dr. Gulino. Shockingly, McMahon marched to the jury box and dramatically asked Dr. Gulino, “If the baby is dead, it can’t be viable, can it?”

McMahon suggested that any movements by a baby after birth were simply a condition known as cadaveric spasm, which was described as movement of muscle groups as the result of the rapid onset of rigor mortis. The medical examiner indicated that was unlikely due to the under-developed nature of muscles at the gestational ages being discussed.

Testimony ended when a shouting match broke out between McMahon and prosecutor Edward Cameron over whether the babies were born alive. Cameron was conducting questioning on re-direct when McMahon angrily blurted out a question out of turn. The two men began shouting at each other, and both were shouted down by Judge Jeffery Minehart, who rebuked McMahon and told him to “act lake a lawyer.” The argument ended questioning for the day.

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Testifies

Earlier in the morning, testimony was heard from Charles David Benjamin, an abortionist who works for Planned Parenthood in Philadelphia. Benjamin was presented as an abortion expert over the objections of Gosnell’s attorney Jack McMahon.

Benjamin, a stocky, balding middle-aged man, stated that he is a Doctor of Osteopathy who trains residents as part of his staff duties at Albert Einstein hospital in Philadelphia. He admitted to having done 40,000 abortions over his 30 years in practice.

Benjamin testified concerning Gosnell’s grossly outdated sonogram machine, his use of drugs in abortion procedures, and the dispensing of pain and sedation drugs by Gosnell’s unqualified workers in his absence.

Benjamin Admits to Missing Drugs

Benjamin told the court that his clinic’s crash cart is inspected monthly and admitted that he has had emergency drugs tampered with or missing, which was discovered during inspections. The only crash cart Gosnell apparently owned was not stored at his clinic, but found by police under his bed at his residence.

As for Gosnell’s use of digoxin to kill the pre-born baby prior to a late-term abortion, Benjamin testified that amounts recorded on Gosnell’s charts represented more than 500 times the normal dosage. Testimony given earlier in the trial indicated that there was no physical evidence that digoxin was ever used on the babies he is charged with murdering.

The trial will resume tomorrow morning with the family of Karnamaya expected to testify. Operation Rescue will be reporting from the trial all week.

Gosnell Trial Archives

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  • Mental Illness Plagued Gosnell Employees Who ‘Snipped’ Baby’s Necks
  • Gosnell Witness Recants Guilty Plea, Still Testifies of Abortion Horrors
  • Gosnell Employee: ‘It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place’
  • Gosnell Sister-in-Law Emotionally Testifies of Mongar Death, Disposal of Bloody Remains
  • Aborted Babies Dramatically Testify Against Gosnell at Murder Trial
  • Homicide Determination in Abortion Death Sparks Outburst, Anger at Gosnell Murder Trial
  • Fight Breaks Out At Gosnell Murder Trial
  • State Inspector’s Horrific Discoveries at Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic Described In Court
  • Prosecution Reconstructs Abortion Room in Court for Gosnell Murder Trial
  • Abortionist Gosnell Rejects Plea Deal, Jury Selection Underway in Capital Murder Case
  • Jury Selection to Begin in Murder Case of Abortionist that Snipped Newborn’s Spinal Cords
  • Documents

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    View photos of Gosnell’s victims
    View the Gosnell gang’s mug shots and description of charges

    • Susan

      Why does not American mainstream media report this horrible carnage to all Americans who must be informed of the truth?

    • FirstVette

      The Pro-DEATH Movement and their trained Media Cronies are notably silent. Even our ‘Sandyhook’-touting President refuses comment on these atrocities, committed under HIS protection and sanction and (if HE had his way) paid for by the American Taxpayers! There’s a day of Reconning coming that will make what happened to Sodom & Gomorrah look like a walk in the park, and is will be thoroughly deserved.

    • Candace Davis

      These patients were treated with a complete disregard for their lives to serve the greed and irresponsibility of this evil man. He disregarded laws and regulations, and so did the coworkers and those who did not do their job by stopping it. I don’t want to hear people try to proclaim that this monster did nothing wrong, and I hope he receives just punishment for his actions. The suffering that went on pains me, as it should us all. People should know and see what goes on in America because that is the only way to address issues and bring solutions and justice.

    • virginia

      Why is the killing of a baby outside of the womb by his/her mother considered murder but NOT the killing of a living, breathing baby inside the womb? How do we call ourselves civilized? Someone explain this to me. Children, whether living outside the womb or inside the womb is not the property of its parents or the government. Every child including each and every one of us belongs to God (no one else but God).

    • Susan, the simple answer is the MSM is pro-death.

    • John

      Subject: FW: Open letter mailed to VP Joe Biden in Washington DC

      An Open Letter
      to Vice President Joe Biden, and all my Catholic brothers and sisters.

      In his famous Consistorial speech, on (Nov. 9, 1903)
      Saint Pius X:made the following statement
      on the “Principles of Political Action”

      “Our task, therefore, consists in defending both Christian Truth as well as the Law of Christ. Consequently, Ours will be the task of defining and explaining the notions of the most important truths….as well as that of leading back to the rule and straight path of honesty both in public and in private life, in the social and political spheres, all men and, indeed, each and every one of them, those who must obey as well as those whose duty is to command, for they are all sons of the same Father Who is in Heaven.

      Pope Pius X: further addressed these “Principles of Political Action”
      on the occasion of the Beatification Ceremonies of St. Joan of Arc (Apr. 19, 1909)

      “Thus it is, that anyone rising up against the Church’s authority under the unjust excuse that it is invading the State’s domain is, in fact, limiting and shackling the Truth; he who fears that the Church will weaken the liberty as well as the greatness of his country must also admit that a people can be great and free without Truth.

      No, such a State or government, by whatever name it is known, while waging war against Truth and gravely offending that which is most sacred in men, cannot possibly lay claim to their love….Only that country united in a chaste alliance with the Church can inspire its citizens with those sentiments of veneration and love and bring about the true well-being of humanity.”

      During the V.P. debate, you said; “With regard to Abortion, I accept my Church’s position on abortion, as a de fide doctrine, that “Life begins at conception,” and I accept that position in my “personal life,” But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians, Muslims, and Jews….

      Sounds a bit disingenuous, doesn’t it? Coming from a man who spent his whole life crafting and enacting legislative bills to impose his personal political positions on every American, including equally devout Christians, Muslims, and Jews, with no concern of imposition.

      You further stated, “I just refuse to do that” unlike my friend here, (Rep Paul Ryan) the Congressman. I do not believe that we have a right to tell other people, women that they cannot control their body, It’s a decision between them and their doctor in my view, and the Supreme Court, and I’m not going to interfere with that.

      (According to Canon law, it is not sufficient for Catholic politicians to claim that they are “personally opposed” to abortion. If any Catholic politician favors legalized abortion, despite a claim of personal opposition, such a politician commits a mortal sin by promoting abortion and by voting in favor of abortion.

      The same is true for any Catholic who casts any vote with the intention of legalizing abortion, or of protecting laws allowing abortion, or of widening access to abortion. Such a voter commits a mortal sin and incurs a sentence of automatic excommunication for two reasons. First, they are committing the sin of heresy by believing that abortion should be legal and available. Second, they are committing the grievous sin of providing women with substantial or essential assistance in obtaining abortions, by attempting to legalize or broaden access to abortion.)

      We can’t have it both ways Joe; we can’t say that we are practicing Catholics, while waging war against the truth and victims of abortion. In the words of Pope St. Pius X: pertaining to the “Principles of Political Action, “Such a state or government, by whatever name it is known, while waging war against Truth and gravely offending that which is most sacred in men, cannot possibly lay claim to their love….
      (According to the [Code of Canon law 1398] (Latae sententiae) all Presidents, Prime Ministers, politicians, all members, of government, who suggest or pass a law that promotes abortion, are automatically excommunicated.)

      If Catholic politicians do not publically denounce Satan, in all his works, if they do not denounce this HHS Mandate in the Affordable Health Care Act, if they do not denounce Obama’s attack on Holy Mother Church, they will surely burn in Hell for all eternity with the rest of them. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and suffers the loss of his immortal soul?
      We are not talking about a woman dying her hair Joe, of having a tooth pulled, we are talking about the torture, dismemberment, and slaughter of millions of innocent children of God; being brutally murdered on the Abortionist tables of Planned Parenthood Clinics throughout our land.
      And this President, and his political henchman, are the principle players in carrying out this wholesale butchery, while attempting to force the Catholic Church, as well as other Religious institutions nationwide, to pay for these contract killings.

      Do you really believe Joe, that Jewish People, (especially) would not understand the notion, of what it means to be annihilated, and slaughtered by the millions, at the hands of the ungodly, while the world remains silent?

      Do you and the rest of your democratic party members really feel, that it is better to let 50-million live babies be tortured and dismembered until death, so as not to impose, or confront the moral truth against such evil, for fear of offending someone, is that what you are saying Joe?

      That we, as a nation, can still be “great and free” without truth? Look around, what do you see? Crime, Poverty, Corruption, Disease, Addiction, Broken-homes, Delinquency, and Sexual debauchery, how great and free does this make us?

      Do Catholic politicians actually believe for a moment, that Almighty God; will accept delusional excuses, like yours, “to not disturb” equally devout Christians, Muslims, and Jews – with the truth; because you feel it is not politically correct to do this?

      “Abortion is not a ‘Women’s Right’ Joe, Abortion is Infanticide!”

      Since you and other politicians have no desire to speak the truth, then you should at least hear the truth, before it is too late.
      You need to be told the truth, in no uncertain terms that Satan, and his minions, agree with everything you say, and are already passing out lobster-bibs, awaiting your sorry arrival.
      Unless your political possessed buddies renounce the evils of Abortion, and the systemic destruction of marriage, and family, and get down on your knees, and beg Almighty God; for forgiveness, for perpetuating your “Pro-Choice Culture of Death.

      ” The only “HOPE” you will experience, will be the HOPE printed on one of your phony “Vote for Obama” political poster’s that will be as equally hopeless as yourselves.
      These horrible crimes against humanity will not go unpunished.

      Who among us as Catholics, have not heard of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima in 1917? Most of us, if asked, can pretty much recite the accounts of these three shepherd children in the town of Fatima Portugal, tending their sheep on their father’s land, when our Blessed Mother appeared to them.

      She first appeared on the 13th of May, 1917, and continued her apparitions on the 13th of every month, until the great “Miracle of the Sun” which occurred on October 13th, 1917.
      On the 13th day of July, 1917, however, (the third of six monthly apparitions) the three children assembled at the Cova and again they saw an indescribably beautiful Lady over the Holm-oak tree.
      Lucia asked what she wanted, and Mary replied: “I want you to come here on the 13th of next month, to continue to pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, because only she can help you.”
      Lucia then asked her who she was, and for a miracle so everyone would believe: “Continue to come here every month. In October, I will tell you who I am and what I want, and I will perform a miracle for all to see and believe.”
      Lucia made some requests for sick people, to which Mary replied that she would cure some but not others, and that all must say the rosary to obtain such graces, before continuing:
      “Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice: O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

      Sister Lucy of Fatima Describes the
      Vision of Hell

      At Fatima, the Blessed Virgin Mary told the three child seers that many souls go to hell because they have no one to pray or make sacrifices for them.

      In her Memoirs, Sister Lucy describes the vision of hell that Our Lady showed the children at Fatima: “She opened Her hands once more, as She had done the two previous months.

      The rays [of light] appeared to penetrate the earth, and we saw, as it were, a vast sea of fire. Plunged in this fire, we saw the demons and the souls [of the damned]. The latter were like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, having human forms.

      They were floating about in that conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames which issued from within themselves, together with great clouds of smoke.

      Now they fell back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fright (it must have been this sight which caused me to cry out, as people say they heard me).

      The demons were distinguished [from the souls of the damned] by their terrifying and repellent likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and transparent like burning coals.

      That vision only lasted for a moment, thanks to our good Heavenly Mother, Who at the first apparition had promised to take us to Heaven. Without that, I think that we would have died of terror and fear.”

      The children looked up to the sad face of the Blessed Virgin, who spoke to them kindly: “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go.
      To save them, God wishes to establish in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.
      The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI.
      When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.

      “To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church.

      The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.”

      Why was it, do you suppose, that the Blessed Mother of God; Mary Most Holy, would show these three young children of Fatima, a terrifying glimpse of Hell?
      Was our Blessed Mother merely trying to scare them? or was she teaching them the real reason for the world to change its ways, and stop offending Almighty God; by showing them where poor sinners go, into the real and hopeless abbess of Hell, as she told the children is no uncertain words,….

      “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go.”

      They were shown but a small glimpse of Hell, sufficient enough to convince them of its existence. As Lucia, later wrote,” “Mary opened her hands, and rays of light from them seemed to penetrate the earth so that they saw a terrifying vision of hell, full of demons and lost souls amidst indescribable horrors.”
      Many Saints throughout the history of the Church, have been given great Spiritual insight into the reality of Hell’s existence, as well as the absolute horrors of the pains of Hell, and what Hell really looks like. How many times have we (in the natural realm) also witnessed, on a human level something so terrible that we would go to any means to make sure that this same horror would never befall us or any member of our family ever again.


      On May 9th, 1980, at 7:33 AM, an 87,000 ton freighter, hit one of the structural support columns, of the Tampa Bay Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and caused over a thousand feet of the mid-section of the bridge to plunge 200-feet into the Bay below.

      Through the blinding rain and fog that morning, drivers were unable to see the missing section of roadway ahead, and six cars, a truck, and a Greyhound Bus, plunged into the waters below. One man survived, and 35 others were killed, when the vehicles they were driving or riding in, disappeared into the blinding fog.

      How fortunate was the driver of this vehicle, who skidded along the metal grate, to a complete stop within two feet from the edge of the collapsed bridge. He and other drivers as well did what anyone of us would have done, they got out of their vehicle, and ran back to warn other motorists. Running towards oncoming vehicles in the rain and fog, and waving their hands franticly in the air for oncoming motorists to stop.

      Their desperate warnings however were ignored, as many drove by them and heeded not their dire warnings. One man said he was sickened as he witnessed a gray-hound bus, full of people, drive on by him through the rain and fog to their death below.

      Are we also not paying attention to similar warnings, from the spiritual insight of Saints, who have likewise seen a similar precipice ahead; that many of us are careening towards (in a fog) at break-neck speed, while they, (the Saints) are also running to meet us with hands in the air, pleading for us to “STOP!” “STOP! “You are in great peril, you must turn around.

      One such Holy man of God; was the former Archbishop of Santiago Cuba.
      He wrote the following spiritual insight for us to ponder on with great reverence and thankfulness to God; for this great spiritual warning on….

      “The Pains of HELL”

      On May 7, 1950, Pope Pius the Xll, Canonized, St. Anthony Mary Claret, C.M.F. the former Archbishop of Santiago Cuba, for his many years of exemplary service to the Church, his long suffering, and pious devotion to the poor, as well as for his zealous works to build Catholic hospitals, schools, and churches, throughout the Island of Cuba.

      The zealous works of this Holy Archbishop, stirred up much opposition in the anti-clerical mood of the Cuban Government during that period, and he was attacked repeatedly and viciously.
      Suffering no fewer than 15 attempts on his life, and in the Capital City of the Cuban Province of Holguin, his cheek was slashed from ear to chin by a would-be assassin’s knife.

      Besides the numerous accomplishments of his Saintly life; St. Anthony Mary Claret, was a renowned Scholar, Teacher, and Confessor. He was gifted with spiritual insights, and special graces from the Holy Spirit; to write the following discerning description, of……..


      From the Writings of St. Anthony Mary Claret

      The sensation of pain in Hell is essentially very dreadful. Picture yourself, my soul, on a dark night on the summit of a high mountain. Beneath you is a deep valley, and the earth opens so that with your gaze you can see Hell in the cavity of it.

      Picture it as a prison situated in the center of the earth, many leagues down, all full of fire, hemmed in so impenetrably that for all eternity not even the smoke can escape. In this prison the damned are packed so tightly one on the other like bricks in a kiln… Consider the quality of the fire in which they burn. First, the fire is all-extensive and tortures the whole body and the whole soul.

      A damned person lies in Hell forever in the same spot, which he was assigned by divine justice, without being able to move, as a prisoner in stocks. The fire, in which he is totally enveloped, as a fish in water, burns around him, on his left, his right, above and below. His head, his breast, his shoulders, his arms, his hands, and his feet are all penetrated with fire, so that he completely resembles a glowing hot piece of iron, which has just been withdrawn from an oven.
      The roof beneath which the damned person dwells is fire; the food he takes is fire; the drink he tastes is fire; the air he breathes is fire; whatever he sees and touches is all fire….
      But this fire is not merely outside him; it also passes within the condemned person.
      It penetrates his brain, his teeth, his tongue, his throat, his liver, his lungs, his bowels, his belly, his heart, his veins, his nerves, his bones, even to the marrow, and even his blood.

      “In Hell,” according to St. Gregory the Great, “there will be a fire that cannot be put out, a worm which cannot die, a stench one cannot bear, a darkness one can feel, a scourging by savage hands, with those present despairing of anything good.”A most dreadful fact is that by the divine power this fire goes so far as to work on the very faculties of the soul, burning them and tormenting them.
      Suppose I were to find myself placed at the oven of a smith so that my whole body was in the open air but for one arm placed in the fire, and that God were to preserve my life for a thousand years in this position.

      More Dreadful than Man Can Imagine

      Would this not be an unbearable torture? What, then, would it be like to be completely penetrated and surrounded by fire, which would affect not just an arm, but even all the faculties of the soul?
      Secondly, this fire is far more dreadful than man can imagine. The natural fire that we see during this life has great power to burn and torment. Yet this is not even a shadow of the fire of Hell. There are two reasons why the fire of Hell is more dreadful beyond all comparison than the fire of this life.

      The first reason is the justice of God, which the fire serves as an instrument in order to punish the infinite wrong done to his supreme majesty, which has been despised by a creature. Therefore, justice supplies this element with a burning power, which almost reaches the infinite….
      The second reason is the malice of sin. As God knows that the fire of this world is not enough to punish sin, as it deserves, He has given the fire of Hell a power so strong that it can never be comprehended by any human mind.

      Now, how powerfully does this fire burn? It burns so powerfully, O my soul, that, according to the ascetical masters, if a mere spark of it fell on a millstone; it would reduce it in a moment to powder. If it fell on a ball of bronze, it would melt it in an instant as if it were wax. If it landed on a frozen lake, it would make it boil in an instant.

      Pause here briefly, my soul, and answer a few questions I will put.

      First, I ask you: If a special furnace were fired up as was customarily done to torment the holy martyrs, and then men placed before you all kinds of good things that the human heart might want, and added the offer of a prosperous kingdom – if all this were promised you on condition that for just a half-hour you enclose yourself within the furnace, what would you choose?

      A Hundred Kingdoms

      “Ah!” you would say, “If you offered me a hundred kingdoms I would never be so foolish as to accept your brutal terms, regardless of how grand your offer might be, even if I were sure that God would preserve my life during those moments of suffering.”

      Second, I ask you: If you already had possession of a great kingdom
      and were swimming in a sea of wealth so that nothing was wanting to you, and then you were attacked by an enemy, were imprisoned and put in chains and obliged to either renounce your kingdom or else spend a half-hour in a hot furnace, what would you choose?
      “Ah!” you would say, “I would prefer to spend my whole life in extreme poverty and submit to any other hardship and misfortune, than suffer such a great torment!”
      A Prison of Eternal Fire
      Now turn your thoughts from the temporal to the eternal. To avoid the torment of a hot furnace, which would last but a half-hour, you would forgo all your property, even things you are most fond of; you would suffer any other temporal loss, however burdensome. Then why do you not think the same way when you are dealing of eternal torments?

      God threatens you not just with a half-hour in a furnace, but with a prison of eternal fire. To escape it, should you not forgo whatever He has forbidden, no matter how pleasant it can be for you, and gladly embrace whatever He commands, even if it be extremely unpleasant?

      A most terrible thing about Hell is its duration.

      The condemned person loses God and loses Him for all eternity. Now, what is eternity? O my soul, up to now there has not been any angel who has been able to comprehend what eternity is. So how can you comprehend it? Yet, to form some idea of it, consider the following truths: Eternity never ends.

      This is the truth that has made even the great saints tremble. The final judgment will come, the world will be destroyed, the earth will swallow up those who are damned, and they will be cast into Hell. Then, with His almighty hand, God will shut them up in that most unhappy prison.
      From then on, as many years will pass as there are leaves on the trees and plants on all the earth, as many thousands of years as there are drops of water in all seas and rivers, as many thousands of years as there are atoms in the air, as there are grains of sand on all the shores of all seas.

      Then, after the passage of this countless number of years, what will eternity be? Up to then there will not even have been a hundredth part of it, nor a thousandth – nothing.
      It then begins again and will last as long again, even after this has been repeated a thousand times, and a thousand million times again.

      And then, after so long a period, not even a half will have passed, not even a hundredth part nor a thousandth, not even any part of eternity. For all this time there is no interruption in the burnings of those who are damned, and it begins all over again. Oh, a deep mystery indeed! A terror above all terrors! O eternity! Who can comprehend thee?

      The Tears of Cain

      Suppose that, in the case of unhappy Cain, weeping in Hell, he shed in every thousand years just one tear. Now, O my soul, recollect your thoughts and suppose this case: For six thousand years at least Cain has been in Hell and shed only six tears, which God miraculously preserves.

      How many years would pass for his tears to fill all the valleys of the earth and flood all the cities and towns and villages and cover all the mountains so as to flood the whole earth?
      We understand the distance from the earth to the sun is thirty-four million leagues. How many years would be necessary for Cain’s tears to fill that immense space?

      From the earth to the firmament is, let us suppose, a distance of a hundred and sixty million leagues. O God! What number of years might one imagine to be sufficient to fill with these tears this immense space? And yet – O truth so incomprehensible – be sure of it, as that God cannot lie – a time will arrive in which these tears of Cain would be sufficient to flood the world, to reach even the sun, to touch the firmament, and fill all the space between earth and the highest heaven.

      But that is not all. If God dried up all these tears to the last drop and Cain began again to weep, he would again fill the same entire space with them and fill it a thousand times and a million times in succession, and after all those countless years, not even half of eternity would have passed, not even a fraction. After all that time burning in Hell, Cain’s sufferings will be just beginning.

      This eternity is also without relief. It would indeed be a small consolation and of little benefit for the condemned persons to be able to receive a brief respite once every thousand years.

      No Relief

      Picture in Hell a place where there are three reprobates. The first is plunged in a lake of sulfuric fire, the second is chained to a large rock and is being tormented by two devils, one of whom continually pours molten lead down his throat while the other spills it all over his body, covering him from head to foot.

      The third reprobate is being tortured by two serpents, one of which wraps around the man’s body and cruelly gnaws on it, while the other enters within the body and attacks the heart. Suppose God is moved to pity and grants a short respite.

      The first man, after the passage of a thousand years is drawn from the lake and receives the relief of a drink of cool water, and at the end of an hour is cast again into the lake.
      The second, after a thousand years, is released from his place and allowed to rest, but after an hour is again returned to the same torment.

      The third, after a thousand years, is delivered from the serpents; but after an hour of relief, is again abused and tormented by them. Ah, how little this consolation would be – to suffer a thousand years and to rest only one hour. However, Hell does not even have that much relief. One burns always in those dreadful flames and never receives any relief for all eternity.

      He is forever gnawed and stricken with remorse, and will never have a rest for all eternity.
      He will suffer always a very ardent thirst and never receive the refreshment of a sip of water for all eternity. He will see himself always abhorred by God and will never enjoy a single tender glance from Him for all eternity.

      He will find himself forever cursed by heaven and Hell, and will never receive a single gesture of friendship. It is an essential misfortune of Hell that everything will be without relief, without remedy, without interruption, without end, eternal.

      The Kindness of His Mercy

      Now I understand in part, O my God, what Hell is. It is a place of extreme pain, of extreme despair. It is where I deserve to be for my sins, where I would have been confined for some years already if your immense mercy had not delivered me.

      I will keep repeating a thousand times: The Heart of Jesus has loved me, or else I would now be in Hell! The mercy of Jesus has pitied me, for otherwise I would be in Hell! The Blood of Jesus has reconciled me with the heavenly Father, or my dwelling place would be Hell. This shall be the hymn that I want to sing to Thee, my God, for all eternity.

      Yes, from now on my intention is to repeat these words as many times as there are moments that have passed since that unhappy hour in which I first offended You.

      What has been my gratitude to God for his kind mercy that He showed me? He delivered me from Hell. O, immense charity! O, infinite goodness! After a benefit so great, should I not have given Him my whole heart and loved Him with the love of the most ardent Seraphim?

      Should I not have directed all my actions to Him and in everything sought only His divine pleasure, accepting all contradictions with joy, in order to return to Him my love? Could I do less than that after a kindness that was so great? And yet, what is it that I have done?
      Oh, ingratitude worthy of another Hell! I cast You aside, O my God! I reacted to Your mercy by committing new sins and offenses. I know that I have done evil, O my God, and I repent with my whole heart. Ah, would that I could shed a sea of tears for such outrageous ingratitude! O Jesus, have mercy on me; for I now resolve to rather suffer a thousand deaths than offend You again.

      The Urgency of Hell

      It is an article of faith that Heaven exists for the good and Hell for the wicked. Holy Mother Church teaches us that the pains of Hell are eternal, and also warns us that one single mortal sin; suffices to condemn a soul for all eternity because of the infinite malice by which it offends an infinite God.

      With these most positive principles in mind, how can I remain indifferent when I see the ease with which sins are committed, sins that occur as frequently as one takes a glass of water, sins and offenses that are perpetrated out of levity or diversion?

      How can I rest when so many are to be seen living continually in mortal sin and rushing in this blind manner to their eternal destruction? No indeed, I cannot rest, but must needs run and shout a warning to them.

      If I saw anyone about to fall into a pit or a fire, would I not run up to him and warn him, and do all in my power to help him from falling in? Why should I not do this much to keep sinners from falling into the pit and fires of Hell?

      Neither can I understand why other priests who believe the selfsame truths as I do, as we all must do, do not preach or exhort their flock so that they might avoid this unbearable eternity of Hell. It is still a source of wonder to me how the laity – those men and women blessed with the Faith – do not give warning to those who need it.

      If a house were to catch fire in the middle of the night, and if the inhabitants of the same house and the other townsfolk were asleep and did not see the danger, would not the one who first noticed it shout and run along the streets, exclaiming:

      “Fire! Fire! In that house over there!”

      Then why should there not be a warning of eternal fire to waken those who are drifting in the sleep of sin in such a way that when they open their eyes they will find themselves burning in the eternal flames of Hell?

      Leviticus 18:21

      “You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Moloch, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.

      This Precious and Innocent Child; Joe, is the Creative work of a “Loving God,” Who else can create such a living miracle? She is Pure, Holy, and Innocent. Yet cowardly politicians like yourself refuse to intervene, speak out, or even lift a finger to save them from the holocaust of Abortion Murders.
      How can you as a professed Catholic Joe, tell hundreds of millions of people on National television that you accept your Church’s position, that “LIFE” begins at the moment of Conception.” But refuse to disquiet that “TRUTH” on equally devout Christians, Muslims, and Jews?
      Instead of telling the truth Joe; you turn around and attack the very Church you profess membership, and promote Obama’s HHS mandate to provide and expand abortions, to kill even millions more of these innocent babies, that you believe are living persons, and demand that the Catholic Church as well as other religious institutions be forced to pay for their murders.

      This is heresy Joe, pure and simple. You and every other Catholic politician who promotes and votes for these laws allowing for and widening access to abortion, commits a mortal sin and incurs a sentence of automatic excommunication for two reasons, first, they are committing the sin of heresy, by believing that abortion should be legal and available.
      Second, they are committing the grievous sin of providing women with substantial or essential assistance in obtaining abortions, by attempting to legalize or broaden access to abortion.
      If you and they do not repent and beg Almighty God; for the forgiveness of your heretical conduct which you willingly embrace in league with the “Powers of Darkness” and turn away from your diabolical ideologies, then you and they will truly burn in the fires of Hell for all eternity, because your repulsive behavior is intrinsically evil, despicable, and profane, in the eyes of Almighty God.

      May God have Mercy on your soul.

      “He who declares the Church to be a stranger in his nation is also, in fact, declaring that Truth is indeed a stranger in his country; (Pope Pius X


      You are not ignorant, you say that you accept the truth that life begins at the moment of Conception, but yet you refuse to speak up for life?
      How can you do this Joe, how can you basically tell Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior, that you will not lift a finger to save these unborn babies, knowing that innocent and helpless babies in the protective womb of their mothers will continue to be murdered in the tens of millions, yet you still refuse to express any concerns about this intrinsic evil to Obama, or members of your own party?

      How can you even look your own grandchildren in the face Joe?
      One day they too will learn of the cowardly role you played in our “American Holocaust” just like the Nazis did in Germany

      “I’m not going to interfere with that.”
      Is this going to be your legacy Joe? I refuse to impose, I refuse to interfere with the truth. Is that what you are prepared to say to Almighty God; when you die Joe?

      I refused to impose your truth on anyone because it was better for your children to be butchered for political reasons?

      In the 18th Chapter of the Gospel of John , you will read what Jesus says about truth to Pilate. “They then led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the Praetorium. It was now morning.
      Pilate said, ‘So, then you are a King?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is you who say that I am a King. I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’
      Truth?’ said Pilate. ‘What is that?’

      “To bear” witness to the truth (means, “to carry” the truth to us. Jesus is showing us, as the Son of the Living God; (by His very existence, that what he is saying to us is true) and that those of us, who are on the side of truth, listen to His voice.’

      Pilate was a “Roman Governor” Joe, he was a “Pagan” the word “Truth” meant nothing to him. Truth? said Pilate. ‘What is that?’

      So What about you, Mr. Vice President of the United States of America? You openly profess yourself to be a Christian, a baptized and practicing Catholic but with regard to Abortion however you are in reality saying, I accept and believe my Church’s teachings, on the Truth about abortion, and that life in the womb begins at the moment of conception.
      But you refuse to disturb others with these Divine truths, handed down to us by Almighty God; or to follow the teachings of His Church, or the 6th Commandment of God; “Thou shall not kill.”

      “I accept my Church’s position on abortion, as a de fide doctrine, that “Life begins at conception,” and I accept that position in my “personal life,” But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians, Muslims, and Jews….

      Another word for, I refuse to “impose” Joe, is to
      refuse to “disturb” others with the truth.,
      refuse to “burden” others with the Gospel of Life.
      refuse to acknowledge truth and the “Kingship” of Christ.

      Remember the words of Lucifer himself.

      Only you can change all this Joe.

      Obama is going to take you down, and I mean really down, and there will be no escape Joe, not for him, nor for you, not for any of your phony democratic politicians in Washington who promote abortion unless you and they turn your lives around and tell the truth about abortion.

      Right now Joe, you are at the top of your game, living the easy life, and rubbing shoulders with world leaders and celebrities. In the history of mankind you and I, and everyone you know are but passing shadows.
      Someday (God forbid) you will wake-up and realize that you traded all this, (worthless glory) in exchange for your immortal soul.
      Or with the grace of God; and power of the Holy Spirit; you will repent, ask Almighty God; for forgiveness, and tell the World the truth, that Abortion is wrong, and it is destroying mankind one child at a time.

      Lee County Florida Sheriff – John McDougall, (Ret)

    • That is a wonderful article John. I really appreciate the analogies you used. They are extremely sobering.

    • Susan

      Dear John,

      Thank you for writing and sending your letter to Vice President Joe Biden. I hope and pray you receive a response from him.

      Soon after Obama was elected, I too wrote a passionate “pro-life” letter to Obama with copies to Michelle Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Sebelius. I never received a response from any of them. I have no idea if anyone read my letter.

      I hope that if you do receive a response you will post it here.

      Thank you, again, for taking the time and deep love and care to compose this letter to Biden.

      God bless you.

    • Lucia Tirone

      John, May the Lord bless you for speaking the truth so courageously, clearly and straight forward! Even if you don’t receive a response, I pray your letter will leave an impression on him.
      Since they have “eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear,” may we, the pro-life people, continue to pray the Rosary daily and fast for their conversion of heart until the fires of hell, that were shown to the three shepard children, seise to engulf many more “poor sinners!”
      In solidiarity!

    • Samuel

      This case needs or be DVD documented to circumvent the media blackout.

      And the point really is that all abortion mills are equally horrible.

    • Susanna

      There are so many wonderful pro-life organizations out there, this being one of them. I would love to see one organization that united all of these organizations. Think of it as an organization where all pro-life organizations could become members.

      We do this all the time with professional societies. The board of the larger organization is elected by the local organizations. The larger organization helps unite the smaller organizations so that there is a strong message.

      Belonging to a large organization would allow major projects that smaller organizations, individually, might not have the funds to support. For instance, the DVD that Samuel mentions would be a great initiative. If every pro-life organization in the country was supporting it, think of how nice the production could be and how many copies could be distributed.

      It’s a war out there between good and evil. United we stand, divided we fall.