Gosnell can't be ignored

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My guess is that most Americans would not recognize the name Kermit Gosnell. Why? Because of the political agenda of the mainstream media.

Dr. Gosnell is now being tried on five counts of murder. The grand jury report reads like a horror story stating that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords. The report includes color photographs of the doctor’s work.

Until very recently, ABC and NBC hadn’t covered the Gosnell trial at all, and CBS had only one mention. This story should be front-page news and used to show the truth about abortion. However, this would not fit the left-wing pro death agenda. This case is so egregious and graphic that, if it were covered properly, it may change the minds of many Americans who now support abortions. This seems to be a risk the mainstream media is not willing to take.

Ironically, at the same time the trial goes uncovered, President Obama attended a Planned Parenthood Gala and promises continued millions of dollars in federal aid, stating “Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere,” assuring that Planned Parenthood will be able to continue to provide abortions at the rate of one every 94 seconds, or 333,964 annually.

President Obama concluded his remarks at the Planned Parenthood event by saying, “Thank you Planned Parenthood and God bless you.” As a Christian and a student of the Holy Bible, I can say emphatically and without reservation that God does not bless the murder of the innocent. He judges it.

Pray for America and our president!

Robert Sheffer

North Augusta, S.C.

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Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/03/13 - 06:03 am
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Feel free to lie in the letters, most people won't fact check

Here we go again. I looked and posted the real numbers last time this came up. Whether it came from Fox or from the vast right wing email lie-o-sphere, the "mainstream media didn't cover this" is, as the News Times might say "Betsy Bingo". One of the major suspects in the lie blast/fundraising is Brent Bozell (the Media Research Center). He's never let facts or dignity get in the way of his money raising and self promotion. He's whining that the trial isn't on the major networks 24/7. He also whines that Glee is even on tv. So what? Yet another self righteous, self promoting, holier than thou huckster. He never seemed to demand constant coverage of Scott Philip Roeder.

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Gary Ross 05/03/13 - 07:44 am
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I believe the words should be repeated...

...for those who are too blind to see. Obama said, “Thank you Planned Parenthood and God bless you.” God does NOT bless the murder of the innocent. He judges it. Amen!

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 05/03/13 - 07:55 am
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Bod

Techfan or whatever your name is - so we all know how you feel about the media and the right, Christianity, most things good - your venom is dripping - so how do you feel about murder? Or is this not murder in your mind?

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deestafford 05/03/13 - 08:00 am
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Let's look at Obama's record on this issue when he was

a member of the Illinois legislature. When a bill outlawing killing/letting born-alive aborted babies was presented he did not vote for it. Instead he voted "present".
By the way, $700,000,000+ a year of federal money goes to Plan Parenthood which was started by Margaret Sanger as a eugenics organization. Coincidentially, that seems to fit its current MOI as most of its abortions take placed in black neighborhoods.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 05/03/13 - 08:20 am
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"Gosnell" 5x "Planned

"Gosnell" 5x
"Planned Parenthood" 6x

Gosnell didn't work for Planned Parenthood. Nice try at trying to link them though. That's the right wing marching orders. So Robert, the plan should be no Planned Parenthood and we should turn back the clock where the only choice women have is people like Gosnell, AND the women who were his patients would be tried for murder as well? The American Taliban is alive and well.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/03/13 - 08:27 am
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BOD

At the VERY least, don't require me to support Planned Parenthood who does 330,000 abortion a year. This would be a good place to start. Gosnell killed born alive infants but they both are in the the same profession......DEATH.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/03/13 - 08:44 am
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BOD said " the only choice

BOD said " the only choice women have is people like Gosnell" How about don't have sex , don't have unprotected sex" or Have the child. There are other choices just not ones you like. The problem is most of these people having abortion don't make good choices.

chascushman
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chascushman 05/03/13 - 09:13 am
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Obama pretty much vote for this
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“The grand jury report reads like a horror story stating that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords.”
Obama pretty much vote for this when he was a state senator. He VOTED AGAINST A BILL THAT WOULD REQUIRE GIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT TO A BABY that survived abortion.

General Disarray
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General Disarray 05/03/13 - 09:22 am
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Will you anti-choicers please
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Will you anti-choicers please quit saying CNN/The MSM isn't covering the Kermit Gosnell because of it's supposed pro choice agenda.

Go to cnn.com right now and type "Kermit Gosnell" in the search box...go ahead....I'll wait....

You do it? Good.

Then you'll see CNN has covered the story fairly consistently starting in January 2011... with some national coverage any time there was new information. Articles concerning it have definitely been the lead headline on the US edition home page several times because that is how I first found out about it and started following the story.

However, unlike many high profile trials which receive constant coverage, there was a GAG ORDER issued way back in 2011 which was still in effect through the trial. While this doesn't prevent the media from reporting on the case, it does significantly reduce the amount of new story hooks since there isn't the constant stream of press releases and interviews with the defendant, lawyers, witnesses, ect. that fuels the media frenzy in some cases. What CNN (and other mainstream media outlets) for the most part didn't choose to do was generate their own stories based upon the issues raised by the case (something sometimes done to keep a controversial story alive that they think will generate readership/viewers).

Sounds to me like the fundies are mad that more people aren't using this for their warped agenda.

General Disarray
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General Disarray 05/03/13 - 09:24 am
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I'm not going to say much on
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I'm not going to say much on Mr. Gosnell here except for this: Many agree (including me), liberals and conservatives, that this doctor is despicable and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This situation is while horrific, an outlier, and better regulations and oversight should have been implemented for this abortion clinic - abortions should be legal, safe, and rare.....

A point:

Per the Hyde Amendment, tax dollars are ONLY used for abortions when a woman’s life is in danger - other than that exception, federal funding CANNOT be used for abortions. For you or anyone to complain about payment of an abortion to save a woman’s life, or using contraceptives, etc., in a health care plan for people who make the choice to use contraceptives, while IGNORING the fact there are THOUSANDS of situations where people make choices (ie. smoking, drinking alcohol, obesity, overeating, sun tanning, unhealthy diet, sexual actions, not enough exercise, Viagra for men, etc. ), and YOU pay for their choices in health care plans (even when their life may not be in danger), shows you are NOT really concerned about ‘Payment‘, you are concerned with trying to force people to follow YOUR religious or moral beliefs concerning abortions and contraception.

Yes, abortions should definitely be rare, but a fetus in it’s early stages is NOT a person: In the early stages of pregnancy, a fetus has no conception of self and continuing to live. This does not occur until the necessary brain connections and activity exist toward being a ‘person‘, and that’s not until several months into a pregnancy, which is one of the reasons why abortions are rarely done in the later months of pregnancy. Also, if someone has a claim to a ‘right’ to life, they should have some sort of independent life of their own. A fetus is only able to live because it is attached to the womb of the mother; therefore, any claim to a “right” to life must necessarily be at the expense of the woman. The same isn’t true of anyone else — at most, a person’s claim might entail support and help from the community at large. It would not, however, entail being hooked up to the circulatory system of another person . . . . . Also, medical experts agree that laws requiring admitting privileges for abortion don't increase health or safety for a woman - they just limit a woman's access to safe and legal abortion.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/03/13 - 10:00 am
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Chas

You are correct but once again the media managed to keep his record as both illinois senator and a US senator off of the front page. He is, without a doubt, the most pro abortion president we have had. My problem is when he names the name of Christ as if God would approve and support his pro death agenda. "You will know them by their fruits"

General Disarray
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General Disarray 05/03/13 - 10:11 am
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Chronicle, Why aren't you
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Chronicle,

Why aren't you posting my comments? What was so wrong with them? Was it the fact that I pointed out that sites like CNN HAVE been covering this trial? I guess you can only post comments if they agree with the LTEs around here.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 05/03/13 - 10:42 am
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GDis

Your name says it all - sorry couldnt resist hehe - welcome aboard - many of us are in disarray

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 05/03/13 - 10:45 am
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Oh and Gdis

We don't play that way - you can say what you want - just follow the rules and don't cuss like saying damn heheh!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/03/13 - 11:13 am
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General Disarray

Join the club of "no postings and postings pulled off" !! I guess you can not even use the same language that is on television.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/03/13 - 11:40 am
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This LTE says a lot about anti-abortion

LTE could not be more graphic and to-the-point ! Quite frankly, I so no reason that second and third trimester abortions should not be considered as out-right murder ! If we could get women to take the "morning after" pill, then there would be no need for abortion !

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Sean Moores 05/03/13 - 11:53 am
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@ General Disarray

Your comment was caught in our spam filter. I have released it. You are welcome to disagree with LTEs, just be respectful.

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InChristLove 05/03/13 - 12:03 pm
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"If we could get women to

"If we could get women to take the "morning after" pill, then there would be no need for abortion !"

If we could get women and men to use self control and/or contraceptives there would be no need for abortion. If someone knows a simple little pill or a simple little covering will prevent even the need for abortion, then the responsiblity lies with the individual. Yeah, you can say the pill or condoms don't always work but I would wager if individuals were responsilbe our adoptions agencies would go out of business.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/03/13 - 12:09 pm
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Can someone give me a

Can someone give me a legitimate reason for a third trimester abortion?

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 05/03/13 - 12:16 pm
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It'sday1

No!!!

InChristLove
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InChristLove 05/03/13 - 12:27 pm
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IAD1.....there isn't one.

IAD1.....there isn't one.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/03/13 - 12:33 pm
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I can't think of one either,

I can't think of one either, but I thought some of the abortion-on-demand crowd might enlighten me.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 05/03/13 - 01:45 pm
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ICL at 12:03

I agree with your statement 100% ! I did not mean to sound like I was puting all of the responsibility on women, but that is how my statement reads. Of course it is BOTH parties responsibility !

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/03/13 - 02:14 pm
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Rocky

I understand your emotion but God's wrath will exceed your stated punishment....and its for eternity!

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 05/03/13 - 02:21 pm
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GeneralD

said "Yes, abortions should definitely be rare," would you say 54,000,000 meets your criteria of RARE. Abortion is some people's idea of birth control and we are to pay for it. President Obama is the "cheerleader" for abortion and has been his entire life.

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Humble Angela 05/03/13 - 02:31 pm
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Bodhisattva, why do you dance
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Bodhisattva, why do you dance around the topic. Gosnell MURDERED children who were born alive.....something that incidentally, the President voted to make legal while serving in Illinois. This is a horrible fact, yet you tap dance around the subject and point the finger at other people. Can you at least admit that Gosnell is a horrible man, deserving of the most harsh punishment we can give him?

General Disarray
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General Disarray 05/03/13 - 03:45 pm
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Angela, I haven't met a
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Angela,

I haven't met a person pro choice OR pro life that has said anything other then that Gosnell's actions are horrid and he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Obama did not for the law in question though. Congrats you've taken the right wing distortions hook, link and sinker.

Fact: As an Illinois state senator, Obama voted against legislation promoted by anti-abortion activists that would have conferred protection to fetuses showing any signs of life after an abortion, even if doctors did not believe the fetus was viable. Obama pointed to an existing Illinois law requiring doctors to protect fetuses they believed were likely to survive after an abortion, and said he was concerned the proposed new law was so broad it could interfere with routine abortions. Obama said he would have supported federal legislation President George W. Bush signed in 2002 that would protect a viable fetus but reaffirmed a woman’s right to an abortion.

http://www.justfactsdaily.com/newt-and-the-associated-press-distort-obam...

General Disarray
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General Disarray 05/03/13 - 03:49 pm
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Angela, People on all sides
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Angela,

People on all sides of this issues agree that this man is truly a sick individual and deserves the full penalties of law. I haven't seen one person defend him.

This guy isn't the norm and late term abortions are the RAREST kind. Late term abortions when performed legally in one of the few states that permit them are generally restricted to health of the woman and severe fetal abnormalities. They are not elective abortions.

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General Disarray 05/03/13 - 03:53 pm
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Also...
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Just because it is your choice to continue a pregnancy, even a difficult one, you do not get to decide for other women what their choice is. 88% of all abortions take place between 5 & 12 weeks and are not late term. By week 16 96% of all abortions take place. Unfortunately, while we may not like the reality, there must always be exceptions for health/life of the woman, severe fetal abnormalities, no matter how late in the pregnancy they happen and/or are discovered.

This case has NOTHING to do with legal abortions.

There is no reason to mix what this doctor has allegedly done with cases of justified abortions prior to viability. The doctor is not being prosecuted for conducting legal abortions.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/03/13 - 04:09 pm
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The President voted to make
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The President voted to make his crime legal. That sounds like a defense.

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