A more inconvenient truth

Gosnell verdict blurs line between abortion, infanticide

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Most of us saw the Kermit Gosnell infanticides as some of the most heinous crimes we’ve ever heard of outside of Josef Mengele’s lab, and a ghastly reminder that abortion kills babies. The main difference is the timing.

Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, saw the killings as a commercial for abortion. The Gosnell baby-killing case proves we need legal abortion, Planned Parenthood’s twisted logic goes, in order to prevent the killing of babies.

Such mental gymnastics ought to qualify as an Olympic sport.

Note to Planned Parenthood: These grisly murders happened under the plain sight of the supposedly watchful eye of your precious legal abortion, in a clinic licensed by the state of Pennsylvania. The legality of abortion did nothing to prevent them.

Legal abortion doesn’t prevent horrors. Fact is, it desensitizes us to them, while perpetrating them on a daily basis. The line between abortion and infanticide has never been more profoundly imperceptible, at least to the fair mind.

“Dr.” Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder for killing three babies born alive in his abortion mill by snipping their spinal cords – while they moved and whimpered – but he was suspected of doing the same to others. His Philadelphia “clinic” was a veritable
Tri-State Crematory of dead babies by the dozens (or the antiseptic term “fetuses,” if you prefer).

The majority of the news media famously stayed miles away from reporting on this historic atrocity. One media watchdog alleges ABC News ignored Gosnell’s shocking trial for 56 days, until confronted with the verdict – while providing some 70 segments on such sensational tabloid stories as the Jodi Arias and Amanda Knox murder cases. One Philadelphia reporter even shot a photograph of the barren media section at the Gosnell case.

The reason, of course, is that the Gosnell murders put a white-hot spotlight on abortion, and the indiscernible line between it and infanticide. It makes pro-choice media outlets very uncomfortable. It’s a very inconvenient truth.

So, naturally, they chose titillating over tormenting. It’s better for ratings, and for guilty consciences.

How sad. They could have opened the nation’s eyes to the Frankenstein’s monster that is the media’s beloved abortion. Merely telling the truth could have saved innumerable little lives.

Indeed, reports indicate that at least one pro-choice reporter changed his views on abortion while covering the Gosnell trial.

Ironically, since Roe v. Wade, the left has managed to turn abortion into the same holy sacrament that they always claimed men would’ve made it if they got pregnant. In truth, abortion is an unholy sacrifice, most often performed as a matter of convenience to those of us fortunate enough to have escaped the abortionist’s dagger ourselves.

But abortion has become so untouchable in American society that not only will the media turn a blind eye toward its worst excesses, but whole governments will as well: Pennsylvania failed to routinely inspect its abortion clinics for at least 15 years in the run-up to the Gosnell case.

They likely do a better job of policing animal shelters.

Then again, killing animals is apparently more appalling to some.

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Darby 05/15/13 - 03:03 pm
Now there's a thought.... nothing that people

will do in violation of a law should be against the law.

All laws that people are willing to break should be rescinded immediately. That way, we are assured of a completely crime free society.

Nice logical thinking there.....

Red Headed Step Child
Red Headed Step Child 05/15/13 - 03:05 pm

I always wondered about that part in the Hippocratic Oath as well - unfortunately it's looked on more as a tradition vs. a legally binding oath... I mean, why bother if it's not a binding oath??

Humble Angela
Humble Angela 05/15/13 - 03:07 pm
Darby....I've questioned THAT

Darby....I've questioned THAT rationalization of abortion for years......they never answer it.

Gary Ross
Gary Ross 05/15/13 - 03:30 pm
Perhaps we should look at

Perhaps we should look at this from a different perspective of controlling ones sexual urges or using birth control to start with. That's where the responsibility begins. Or are we as a society as immature as a bunch of rabbits on a warm spring evening where we can't control ourselves or know any better? Most of this abortion issue is based on after the fact, and the majority of it about irresponsible or immature people.

KSL 05/15/13 - 03:44 pm
My comments come from the

My comments come from the past. Abortion was illegal when there was no real viable way to prevent pregnancy. Oh yes, condoms. That works well for married couples. Chose not to abort legally a potentially damaged baby. Later on, when we were suffering the results of Jimmy Carter's leftover economy, no birth control method available at the time was safe for me. None. I will stop the story at this point.

faithson 05/15/13 - 04:31 pm

you hit the nail on the head... having had 6 children, 4 of which went through the local public schools, I can tell you, your rabbit analogy is exactly what is going on. Based upon that fact and your assersion that the behavior is immature and irresponsible, suggestions to help curtail this behavior, other than passing another law, is in order.

Darby 05/15/13 - 09:51 pm
"....I've questioned THAT rationalization of

abortion for years......they never answer it."

HA - As long as you don't commit to holding your breath while you wait for an answer, logical or illogical, you'll be fine.

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