Media have latched onto the phrase "house of horrors" to describe the squalid Philadelphia abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, whom prosecutors charged Wednesday with eight counts of murder.
"House of horrors" is true enough. But more accurately, it's the House that Roe Built.
Today marks the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. It is an ideal time to take an unflinching look at the side of abortion that its misguided supporters don't like people to see.
Gosnell faces charges after a damning grand jury report released Wednesday. The doctor, untrained as an obstetrician-gynecologist, supervised a staff of uncredentialed employees in a filthy office that for more than three decades specialized in taking the lives of late-term babies.
Gosnell's eight counts of murder involve a woman who authorities say died after a botched abortion at his office; and seven other infants who were born alive after illegal late-term abortions and allegedly killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors.
In Gosnell's horrific abortions, we're not talking about the rapidly multiplying cells that begin human life. We're talking about viable, breathing, precious, miraculous babies.
Said The Philadelphia Inquirer: "One newborn who weighed almost six pounds was so big, the report said, 'the doctor joked ... this baby "could walk me to the bus stop."'"
"Often, he allegedly gave the chore to his unlicensed office staff," reported the Philadelphia Daily News . "One premature infant wiggled around on a counter for 20 minutes before an untrained worker slit his neck -- after first playing with him."
This is the sick reality of abortion.
If only national media bothered to reported it.
All three network morning shows totally ignored covering this grisly case Thursday, the day after the story broke. That's beyond ignorance. It's an astounding, willful suffocation of the facts. It's possibly the biggest news event in recent memory in one of the nation's biggest cities, and NBC, ABC and CBS all give it a complete pass in their morning national newscasts? If this case didn't involve abortion, it would be at the top of the news.
Feminists always claimed if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. Well, guess what: It's become a sacrament -- to the mainstream media.
Imagine the deafening howl of media outrage if the suspect was just some random citizen charged with killing children in his home -- keeping their limbs in jars like trophies, as authorities say Gosnell did in his feces-strewn clinic.
But in the climate of pro-abortion dogma, where such a low premium is placed on human life in the first place, it's sadly not a big leap to descend further to the caliber of killing of which Gosnell is accused -- and to be chillingly indifferent toward it.
What does that say about the value our society places on human life? A society that could keep someone like Gosnell in business? A society whose health and regulatory agencies -- for years -- turned an inexcusably blind eye to violations uncovered in the grand jury report?
As you pray today for the tens of millions of lives that have been lost as a result of Roe v. Wade, pray also that justice is swiftly and rightly served in this recent murder case that is the stomach-turning pinnacle of savage brutality.