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Jack McMahon’s Monstrous Line

“If we are going in this room to say a baby is born alive because it moves one time without any other movement, that is ludicrous.” — Jack McMahon, defense attorney for late-term abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, on trial for murder.

Think about that statement. Even bad guys are entitled to a good defense, but think about what it’s like to know that you’re the kind of man who could say these words in defense of a man accused of killing newborn babies by cutting the spines.

 

 

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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