Posted by: adventlife | February 4, 2016

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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Posted by: adventlife | January 13, 2016

Advent Life’s Mission, by Nic Samojluk

Three Angels

Our New Name

Someone may ask: “Why are you replacing Let’s Focus on Life with Advent Life?” The reason is more than one. Technology is constantly advancing, and what seemed great a decade ago my not be as attractive and useful as what is available today. Since we are giving our web presence a new face, we might as well update and sharpen our mission as well.

As the name suggests, the emphasis of our now old site was human life; the focus of the new web page is the glory of God, the creator of heaven and earth and of human life. We believe that, in spite of the moral fall of humanity, the glory of God is still revealed in the things he created:

The starry heavens; the huge ball of fire in the sky; the romantic presence of the moon; our beautiful planet earth; the incredible variety of flowers; the majestic trees; the ever flowing rivers; the impenetrable ocean; the large variety of animals, birds and fish; and the incredible potential of the human race from its very beginning, throughout its amazing development, and its exit from life. They all still reveal the glory and majesty of our merciful and beneficent God who designed everything for our happiness and for his own glory.

What is Special About the Advent Life’ Mission?

So what is particularly special about Advent life’s mission? How is it different from the mission of the Adventist Church? The main difference is that our mission is pro-life, while the policy of our church is pro-choice. Originally our church held to the pro-life policy of the Adventist pioneers, but then when the sexual revolution of the sixties took place, our church adopted the so called “therapeutic” abortion.

If the pregnancy was the result of rape, incest, or if there was evidence of physical malformation in the unborn child, our hospitals were allowed to kill the unborn baby prior to birth. Of course, the therapeutic treatment was not for the benefit of the baby but rather for the protection of the lifestyle of the woman faced with an unwanted pregnancy.

Then, in 1970, when the State of Hawaii legalized abortion, our church made another moral compromise by allowing out hospitals to offer abortions on demand and at least five Adventist medical institutions took advantage of this liberal policy, and thousands of unborn babies perished inside the hospitals which were founded to heal.

The Hippocratic Oath, which had reigned supreme for two thousand years, was relegated to the thrash bin of history for the sake of profit. The church feared that if we failed to take advantage of this lucrative business, some of our hospitals would not be able to survive.

What is Wrong With the Pro-choice Position?

The question is: Why is this departure from moral duty so wrong? Because right from the beginning we prided in the fact that our denomination was the only church in the world still defending the validity and permanence of the Ten Rules of human behavior given us in Exodus 20. Our respect for the Sabbath and our adherence to the Ten Commandments gave us the right to claim that we were God’s “Remnant” Church on earth with the last warning message of salvation to a morally bankrupt and perishing world.

This is why the mission of Advent Life is to sound the alarm warning the church that we have departed from the clear teaching found in Scripture. Unless we repent from this great sin against the Creator, we are doomed to the same fate experienced by the Jewish nation.
The Sabbath is very important; it points to the Creator. But the Bible states that the Sabbath is a “sign” of our allegiance to God. If we compromise of the Sixth Commandment, which forbids the killing of innocent human beings, then the symbol of our allegiance to God looses its meaning. All we need to remember is what happened to the Jews. They killed the Author of life, and rushed home to keep the Sabbath Holy.

Let me illustrate this as follows: The sign posted in front of a hospital which reads “Emergency” is very useful. It is designed to save lives. But, if behind the sign there is no hospital staffed with doctors and nurses, said sign becomes a distraction and it becomes more than useless; it can distract an ambulance driver and result in the loss of human life.

Another Deviation from Sound Doctrine

Is this the only deviation from sacred duty we are guilty of? The answer is “No.” We have also compromised on our doctrine of Creation. A large segment of Adventist members, including science teachers in our schools, no longer believe that we are the result of a special creative act by God. They have accepted and are actively teaching that our ancestors are apes, and that our history goes back millions of years into the distant past.

They firmly believe that we were not created by God as the Bible teaches from Genesis through Revelation, but rather that we evolved from lower forms of life. This is anathema to true Adventism. If our forefathers were to come back to life, they would have a hard time believing their eyes and their ears.

The Need for Revival and Reform

We need a revival of the faith manifested by the founders of the Adventist movement. This revival has already started by our new president, Ted Wilson. It needs to continue, but we need to expand it to include the respect for human life, from conception through old age.

The God who created the heavens, the earth, and everything in it, is also the Creator of human life in the womb. When we do what the Bible condemns, we dishonor the Creator.

Our church needs to get out of the abortion business. The only exception to said rule should be when there is solid evidence that if the pregnancy is carried to term, both the mother and the unborn baby will certainly die. When the physician can save only one life instead of two, he is still faithful to the pro-life policy we find in Scripture.

We need to abolish our “Guidelines on Abortion” and disconnect ourselves from all medical institutions unwilling to adopt a strictly pro-life position on abortion. It was a lack of faith which led us to compromise on this moral issue. When there is a lack of faith, the fear of God is replaced with the fear of men and the fear of financial failure.

We also need to divorce ourselves from all medical institutions which manifest an unwillingness to stop profiting from the lucrative abortion business. Such entities should not be under the “Adventist” name umbrella; we should cut the umbilical chord which connects them to our Remnant Church and let them function independently like “3ABN,” “Amazing Facts,” and the “Quiet Hour.”

If we do this, the Lord will bless our church again. Our church is getting old. The average Adventist member is now 58 years old. This is dangerous. Many of our churches have hardly any children. We are on the path of moral irrelevancy, decadence, and extinction. We need to do this in order to start growing again. We need to regain a fresh vision of our sacred mission.

The Need for a Bold Vision

We need a bold vision of our past, our present, and our future. From the beginning we have been known as those who keep God’s Commandments and believe in the validity and permanence of the Decalogue. There is no conflict between God’s Law, God’s love and God’s grace. They are all integral components of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I used to give Bible studies to Catholics; I can no longer do this with a straight face since we have mimicked what Rome did to the Law of God. The Catholic Church altered the true meaning of the Sabbath Commandment, and we have redefined the Sixth Commandment which forbids the killing of innocent human beings. This must stop if we want to continue belonging to God’s Remnant Church of God on earth. We need to resurrect the message found in Revelation 14 which gave life to the Adventist movement a century and a half ago:

6Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people. 7He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” 8A second angel followed and said, “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great, which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.”

The one who created the heavens and the earth and everything in them is the same one who created the human life in the womb. We have no right to destroy what the Lord has or is creating. We need to give glory to God instead of the Darwinian evolution which teaches that we should honor natural selection and chance. We know by experience what happens when humanity departs from a clear “Thus Said the Lord.”

We must Learn from History

What took place in Germany is already being repeated in our country on a larger scale.
We have already 55 million victims of abortion and the current genocide of the unborn must stop. The Lord wants his people to depart from those who are transgressing his Law and teaching others to do the same.

A century ago, when adultery was threatening to derail the sacred mission of our nascent movement, Ellen White warned us that we were in danger of becoming “a sister to Babylon.” I wonder what she would say today that we have now added abortion to the sin of adultery. We need to repent and beg God for forgiveness. The Lord is merciful, but public sins must be publicly acknowledged and repented of. There is hope, but we must act quickly and in earnest!

More:===> If this topic is of interest to you, I suggest you secure a copy of the books I recently published entitled: “From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventists’ Attitudes Towards Abortion,” and “Murder in Paradise” from the printer. Here is the link: http://lulu.com. You will need to type my name, Nic Samojluk, in the blank “Search” space to access my book’s web page.

Posted by: adventlife | January 4, 2016

Abortion–The Ultimate Form of Child Abuse

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The Lord must have a sense of humor, because Pastor Tom Carter used the same title for his sermon as the article I published in three different web sites on earlier dates. Here is the evidence:

The Ultimate Form of Child Abuse
Author: Nic Samojluk
Date: February 17, 2015
Ref.: http://atoday.org/ultimate-form-child-abuse.html

The ultimate form of child abuse
Author: Nic Samojluk
Date: March 17, 2013
Ref.: http://advindicate.com/articles/3008

The Ultimate Form of Child Abuse
Author: Nic Samojluk/
Date: April 9, 2013
Ref.: https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/the-ultimate-form-of-child-abuse-by-nic-samojluk/

Abortion–The Ultimate Form of Child Abuse
Author: Pastor Tom Carter /
Date: May 17,2015
Ref.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H49IvbX1I3Y

Posted by: adventlife | December 29, 2015

2015/annual-report

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To read the 2015 Advent Life Annual Report, click on the following link:

https://adventlife.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/

Posted by: adventlife | December 27, 2015

The Final Test & the Three Strikes Law, by Nic Samojluk

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As I study the past, the present, and the future, I am beginning to wonder whether history is being repeated today. What took place in Germany during the reign of Hitler and what happened in Rwanda might be an accurate predictor for what will happen in the future to the Adventist Church. This could be illustrated by the Three Strikes Law of human behavior.

Germany: The First Strike

So what happened in Germany when the religious liberty was curtailed and finally eliminated by Hitler? How did the Adventist leadership react to this harsh test of fidelity to God’s Commandments? The SDA leaders decided that compromising on two of God’s commandments: the “Sanctity of Human Life” and the “Sanctity of the Sabbath” was a small price to pay in order to save the church from extinction in the countries ruled by Hitler.

The Adventist leaders of Germany and Austria decided that it was preferable to agree with Hitler in his demands that our Adventist members join the military and engage in the killing of enemy soldiers and in the desecration of the Holy Sabbath in violation of two of God’s commandments than defy the ire of the Hitler’s regime and face the destruction of the Adventist church. This is why our SDA leaders eventually apologized for this moral failure over half a century ago:

German and Austrian churches apologize for Holocaust actions

“Noting the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II, Seventh-day Adventist church leaders in Germany and Austria have released a declaration saying they ‘deeply regret’ any participation in or support of Nazi activities during the war. The church bodies ‘honestly confess’ a failure ‘in following our Lord’ by not protecting Jews, and others, from that era’s genocide, widely known as the Holocaust. Millions of people perished from war atrocities, including more than 6 million Jews who were exterminated in Nazi persecutions during the 12-year period of 1933 to 1945.’ …”

More: http://archives.adventistreview.org/article/92/archives/issue-2005-1540/adventist-news

Rwanda: The Second Strike

The second strike took place in the country of Rwanda. Again, God’s “Remnant” people failed the moral test when Adventist leaders and lay members decided that it was preferable to violate the sanctity of human life and kill their own fellow Adventists rather than face being killed by those engaged in the tribal genocide that took place in said country some years ago. One of those Adventist leaders is probably out of jail by now for his crimes against humanity. Read the following comments regarding this tragic event:

No Sanctuary in Mugonero: Reflections on Rwanda

“Within three days, an estimated 20,000 Rwandan Tutsis were dead. Within a hundred days, that number had reached more than 800,000, most slain by machetes imported specifically for the extermination. It was the fastest and most efficient killing spree in the twentieth century: the dead accumulated in Rwanda three times faster than the rate of Jewish dead during the Holocaust. …/

Even more alarming in the aftermath of the genocide, however, is the fact that Adventists were not only among the victims. On February 19, 2003, Pastor Ntakirutimana was sentenced by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to 10 years in prison for complicity in crimes against humanity. The Tribunal found that Pastor Ntakirutimana, together with his son Gerard—the head doctor at the Adventist Mugonero Hospital—aided and abetted Hutu killers, going so far as to order the removal of church roofing so that Tutsis would have nowhere to hide. …

[There might be a “bright” spot though:] During the genocide, he told me, some Adventists maintained their Adventism by scrupulously resting from killing on Sabbaths. …”

More: http://spectrummagazine.org/node/2716

The U.S.: The Third Strike

I cannot predict the future, but given our Adventist attitude towards the current genocide in the United States that has so far destroyed the lives of around sixty million innocent unborn children in our country since the legalization of abortion—many of whom were killed inside Adventist hospitals with the blessings of our SDA leaders, I am tempted to conclude that this act may be the precursor to the third strike that will eventually brake the camels back.

In fact, if you read what our own Adventist historian recorded a couple of decades ago, you will discover that when our church faced the moral test back in 1970, our SDA leaders decided that it was morally acceptable to compromise with evil rather than risk bankruptcy in the case of our Castle Memorial Hospital in Hawaii. You can read George Gainer’s report entitled “Abortion: history of Adventist guidelines” here:

Ref.: https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1991/08/abortion-history-of-adventist-guidelines

Of course, what started in Hawaii did not stay in Hawaii. The practice of offering elective abortions to their patients spread to other Adventist hospitals with impunity. Filthy lucre entered through the door and the fear of God went out the window. More recently, the number of abortion in our SDA hospitals decreased due to the fact that the tendency became to let abortion clinics handle this nefarious traffic.

Our Current Adventist Position on Abortion

Many Adventist pro-lifers have asked me whether the Adventist church is now out of the abortion business. I decided to write to the Adventist Health System that controls the activities of a large number of our hospitals in order to get an accurate picture of the situation and was informed that our medical institutions follow a document created in 1992 by the General Conference Autumn Council known as Guidelines on Abortion. To access this document click on the following link:

Ref.: file:///C:/Users/Nic/Desktop/LINKS%20FOR%20ADVENT%20LIFE/Guidelines%20on%20Abortion%20Link.htm

Said guidelines justify the killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances including when the unwanted pregnancy is the result of rape, incest, when there is evidence of malformation in the unborn, and even when the pregnancy affects the mental health of the woman. Of course, every unwanted pregnancy will result in mental depression, which means that most affected women will likely face the strong inclination to resort to abort the unwanted baby in spite of the biblical injunction against the shedding of innocent blood.

Are We Adventists Faithful to the Remnant Motive?

If we have replaced the four words forbidding the murder of the innocents inscribed in tablets of stone by the Lord with a humanly created document known as Guidelines on abortion, do we still deserve to claim the title of Remnant? The Bible describes the Remnant as those keeping God’s Commandments, but if we keep only Nine of them, then what right do we have to continue claiming to be the Remnant with the last message of God to a perishing world?

The Third Strike & the Final Test of Loyalty to God

Ellen White predicted that the final test of loyalty to God’s Commandments would take place when the U.S. government, abandoning the fair principles of its Constitution, will issue a death decree against those keeping the Sabbath as a day of worship. My question is:

If we failed in Germany over half a century ago when our SDA leaders compromised over the sanctity of the Sabbath and the sacredness of human life; if we compromised over moral duty in Rwanda a decade ago; if our leaders failed the moral test back in 1970 and even now by honoring a document created by humans that is in direct conflict with the Decalogue, what is the likelihood that we will have the moral strength to remain faithful to God when the death decree will force us to choose between God’s Law and he laws created by humans? Let’s ponder the following question posed by Prophet Jeremiah:

New International Version
“If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?” [Jeremiah 12:5]

Both the Fourth and the Sixth Commandments are reminders of the story of Creation found in Genesis One. The Sabbath tells us about who God is, and the Sixth Commandment reminds us of the One who created human life in the beginning and who creates human life in the womb—the sacred chamber designed by the Lord for the protection if human life.

The Final Test of Loyalty According to Jesus Christ

As Adventists we like to emphasize the fact that Ellen White described the Sabbath as the final test of loyalty to the Creator. World events seem to indicate that this will probably be the case. Nevertheless, I ask the question: Can anyone back this up with a text from the mouth of Jesus? Did Jesus ever predict that the Sabbath would be the final test of loyalty to the Creator? If we can’t, then is our Adventist eschatology faulty?

I don’t think so, provided we do not ignore in the process what the Lord predicted will determine our eternal destiny as recorded in Matthew 25. He told us that our eternal future will be determined by the way we treat “the least of these” and I am having a hard time finding another group of human beings deserving the label of “the least of these” than the unborn.

Posted by: adventlife | December 24, 2015

Truth in Advertising

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Four decades ago I decided to get out of teaching and secure a Realtor Broker’s License. One of the first lessons I learned was that I needed to take a course in Ethics. As I studied those lessons I discovered that as a Realtor I would be required to make a full disclosure of relevant facts affecting the property I advertised for sale and that I was expected to disclose my knowledge of any defects connected with the property I was showing to potential buyers.

My question is: As Adventists, are we allowed to advertise the teachings of our church without disclosing to prospective future members the fact that our church did allow our medical institutions to offer elective abortions for the sake of profit starting back in 1970, and that even today our hospitals are guided by a document known as Guidelines on Abortion which justify the killing of innocent unborn children under a variety of circumstances, including when the pregnancy is the result of rape, when there is evidence of malformations in the developing baby, and when the unwanted pregnancy begins to affect the mental health of the pregnant woman?

We have no problem disclosing the teaching errors of the Catholic Church, but we fail to reveal our own shortcomings. We have trumpeted in the past the faults of others, but are silent about our own! We describe our church as a Commandment keeping organization, when in fact we are ignoring the commandment that prohibits the shedding of innocent blood! Don’t the unborn have an inalienable right to life?

Should we not repent of this great sin against the Creator!

Posted by: adventlife | December 20, 2015

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/12/page/2/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/12/page/3/

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Posted by: adventlife | December 9, 2015

Religious Liberty Advocate John V. Stevens Has Died

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“In 2008, Stevens published a book entitled “The Abortion Controversy” which provided an extensively researched apologetic for legal abortion. Although the book itself was controversial, it sparked much discussion as one of the first books that addressed the controversial issue openly from the perspective of a pro-choice Seventh-day Adventist. Stevens believed that the religious right could ultimately take advantage of anti-abortion legislation to threaten personal freedoms, and argued against the personhood of an unborn fetus. …”

More: http://wm44.inbox.com/NewUI/index.aspx?_cu=rUQURU6jU-jo1-MBiBzuFBlM2i0-RGs-xflBQRdhrAPu3hTYmcDhH9OOaldPfwzGWwtjjFJkq3OMqHMqMpfVW#/MAIL/label/F-1/msg/44376 [Scroll down to locate the article]

My Comments: Stevens believed that the unborn child has no right to life until the moment of birth. He was influential in the adoption of abortion by the Adventist Church and the eventual drafting of the church’s “Guidelines on Abortion,” a document created by fallible humans with the express purpose to redefine the Sixth Commandment designed written on tablets of stone to protect human life.

Posted by: adventlife | December 4, 2015

Advent Life News Stories you Might Have Missed

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https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/12/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/11/

https://adventlifenews.wordpress.com/2015/11/page/2/

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Posted by: adventlife | November 25, 2015

Gosnell & the Trial of the Century

Gosnell & the Trial of the Century

President Obama’s and the Media’s Silence About the “Trial of the Century”

You may wonder how come President Obama and the public media are ignoring this story which has been described as “the trial of the century.” Obama’s excuse is that he cannot comment on an “active trial.”

Does this make sense? Notice that one month after the shooting of Trayvon Martin, he said, “it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together – federal, state and local – to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.”

And when his Obamacare was being litigated at the Supreme Court, didn’t he publicly voice his opinion about the case? How come he now is so reticent about commenting on the murder of a woman and of seven born alive babies—which is equivalent to infanticide?

This morning, in his speech at a Planned Parenthood event, he glorified the work of this organization whose expertise is the killing of innocent unborn babies, but said nothing about the atrocities committed by the infamous Dr. Gosnell.

And why the public media silence on this issue that prompted 21 conservative leaders to sign a letter “demanding coverage of the gruesome trial”? Could this be “because they feared it would undermine their political stance on abortion.”

President Obama’s Infanticide Vote When he Was an Illinois Senator

 

When the Born Alive Bill was being discussed at the State of Illinois Senate, Barack Obama voted against it on the excuse that it would infringe on women’s right to abortion. Here is what Rush Limbaugh said about this:

Obama’s infanticide vote was the ‘most shocking, underreported, significant story I can ever remember’

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/rush-obamas-infanticide-vote-most-shocking-underreported-significant-story/

Testimony of Rep. Steve Scalise

Here is what Rep. Steve Scalise said:  “If someone went into a hospital and shot seven babies and a mother with an AK-47, the media coverage surrounding the trial would rival a natural disaster, yet seven babies and a mother are dead at the hands of an abortion doctor using a scalpel, and the mainstream media’s silence on this story is deafening.

By failing to cover this story and turning their backs on the culture of abortion in this country, the media has failed in their duty to provide unbiased coverage of this horrific tragedy.” [See http://www.lifesitenews.com/ and similar stories dealing with abortionist Gosnell!]

A few days ago three victims died as the result of two bombings in Boston and there was an immediate outcry by the media and the story has been alive in the news nonstop since. Gosnell is being tried for the murder of eight human beings, but reporters have no interest in the outcome of this legal action. Can someone explain this to me?

Some may ask: How did this doctor manage to carry out this illegal activity for so many years without any supervision from health authorities? The answer is quite simple. He was under the protection of those in power who ignored their duty to inspect the premises of Gosnell abortion clinic for fifteen years.

Under Oath Testimony by Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic Workers

Here is an example of some of the under oath comments made by those who worked in his clinic and saw first hand the incredible disregard of human life and the proper care exhibited by this abortion practitioner:

Seven Abortions Finished After the Babies Birth

A former Kermit Gosnell employee testified that she saw more than 14 babies born alive; at least seven of them were killed by severing their spinal chord.

“One of her photographs, shown to jurors on a large screen, showed specimen jars containing the feet of aborted fetuses, which Dr. Gosnell said he kept for DNA purposes. Another showed ‘the largest baby she had ever seen’ aborted at the clinic. The gestational age has been estimated by some trial experts to be nearly 30 weeks. …

Gosnell stands accused of seven counts of first degree murder in the death of seven viable babies prosecutors say Gosnell aborted alive and then murdered by slitting their spinal cords; and one count of third degree murder in the death of a woman who died from an overdose of Demerol and other pain killers administered by Gosnell’s untrained employees.”

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-kermit-gosnell-employee-testifies-she-saw-more-than-14-babies-born-a

A Born Alive Baby Swimming for his Life Inside the Toilet

While she worked for Gosnell, Cross testified that at least twice a day, six days a week, babies would “precipitate” or be birthed before Gosnell ever arrived. She said “Dr. Steve” – Steven Massof, an unlicensed medical school graduate with a ghoulish curiosity about abortions – would be there to snip the babies’ necks. She saw him do it around 50 times. When babies “precipitated” in Gosnell’s presence, he would do the dirty deed himself.

Cross sometimes worked from 8:00 am until 3:00 the next morning helping with procedures. She routinely saw babies born alive, moving, breathing, and moaning.

“Once in Gosnell’s absence, Cross saw a large baby delivered into the toilet. She saw his little arms and legs moving in a swimming motion as he struggled to get out of the toilet bowl. Cross held her hands 12-16 inches apart to demonstrate to the jury how big the baby was. Adrienne Moton, who was the first worker to testify for the prosecution, snipped the baby’s neck in front of the mother while she sat bleeding into the toilet. Moton then took the body away and put it into a container.

A Born Alive Baby Breathing on its Own for 20 Minutes Prior to Being Killed

In 2009, Cross testified that another co-worker, Linda Williams, called Cross over to see a baby that had just been born. Cross saw the baby’s chest heaving up and down in steady breathing motions. Linda reached down and lifted the baby’s hand up, but the newborn pulled it away on its own strength. Cross said she saw the baby breathing for about 20 minutes before Williams murdered the child by severing its spinal cord with scissors. Cross demonstrated again with her hands that the baby was about a foot long. …”

Pretty much everyone who worked for Gosnell administered medications without supervision, even though none were qualified to do so. …

Fed up with the conditions and the appalling way women were treated at Gosnell’s clinic, in 2008 Cross began to document the clinic’s horrific conditions with her personal camera. The full-color photos were shown to a darkened courtroom on the large viewing screen. …

In 2009, Cross again became pregnant. This time she decided to keep her baby. Again, Gosnell was not pleased. He confronted her and attempted to pressure her into an abortion. He wrote her letters to her continuing to question her decision. “How can you work here being pregnant?” he asked. He offered her a discount on her abortion. Gosnell’s attitude toward her pregnancy offended Cross. Wasn’t it supposed to be her choice?

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