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.