Some wonder why I keep swerving back into Gosnell’s trial. I just find the total disregard for human life in this nation to be astounding. It is a sign of a decay I don’t think we can escape from. The more intellectual the person, the more excuses I hear about the right of choice. Like I’ve said many times before, I’m pretty liberal on the issue of not getting pregnant. Use a condom, avoid causal sex, take a pill. That is all okay with me. But once you are pregnant take the time to realize exactly what is happening.
Obama is the living embodiment of the pro-abortion crowd. He doesn’t even realize how brutal he sounds when he says babies are equal to “punishment” when it comes to the lives of young women. I would love to point out those same young women were at some time somebody else’s “punishment” and that person chose not to avoid it through abortion.
But the key here is the point of view. Abortion is to the Left like the specter of institutionalized racism is to liberal Blacks. It actually defines them.So Gosnell was intentionally ignored. Why? Because it demanded answers to questions the Left didn’t want to hear. How did a man, who was a very creepy and unqualified monster, stay in practice for so long? The answer is he provided a “service” that filled the desires of the progressive Left and feminists in America- he removed “punishment” from the lives of women. American Thinker has a good piece.
The trial of Kermit Gosnell — the Philadelphia man accused of murdering a female patient and several babies who were “accidentally” born during abortion procedures — has struck a nerve in a numbed America.
Gosnell’s crimes were uncovered quite by accident during a 2010 FBI-DEA raid related to drug violations at Gosnell’s abortion clinic. What the federal agents found was shocking: a beautician assisting on late-term abortions, blood-covered floors, reused disposable medical supplies, body parts stuffed in plastic bags. Whatever you wish to call those to whom Gosnell’s macabre collection once belonged — unviable tissue masses, fetuses, babies — their remains weren’t even accorded the respect a highway-cleanup worker gives road-kill. A grand jury report aptly called Gosnell’s abortion mill a “house of horrors.”
As The Washington Post reported, albeit belatedly, state regulators had ignored complaints about Gosnell, including 46 lawsuits filed against him, and made just five inspections — which are supposed to be conducted annually — since the clinic opened in 1979. The woman whose murder he is being tried for succumbed to lethal doses of pain killers and sedatives. The babies Gosnell is accused of murdering — initial charges included seven newborns, but the judge threw out some of the cases — were not so fortunate as to be sedated to death. To its credit, once the Post got around to covering the case, its reporting included eyewitness testimony — too gruesome, too inhuman, too heartbreaking to include here — describing how horribly these and other newborns died.
That brings us to the raw nerve exposed by the Gosnell case.
For those without strong views on abortion and even for many abortion supporters — “reproductive-rights advocates,” in media parlance — the ghastly details of Gosnell’s multi-million-dollar abortion enterprise are forcing them to consider two truths:
First, the Gosnell case amplifies the mixed messages floating around a mixed-up country. The case provides an unsettling, discomforting reminder that partial-birth and post-birth abortions like those performed by Gosnell cause pain to the baby, put the mother at risk and end a life — just like the 1.2 million pre-birth abortions carried out in America each year. Indeed, if Gosnell’s infant victims had succumbed to Gosnell’s wares before they were born, the crimes Gosnell is being accused of would not be crimes in most cases or in some places. As Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute observed, the difference is “a 15-minute or half-hour time frame and 10 inches of physical space.”
Second, this is where the slippery slope ends — this kind of callousness and contempt for life conceived by Roe. How far we have fallen: elected officials rationalizing infanticide; senators quibbling over how much of a child can be born in order to defend partial-birth abortion; major media outlets either ignoring or downplaying a case of premeditated mass-murder; lawyers and advocacy groups trying to explain Gosnell’s actions — my grandfathers’ America would have called murder — on grounds that the women wanted and paid for abortions; a taxpayer-funded organization refusing to say whether a newborn “struggling for life” deserves emergency care, refusing even to notify authorities of what was happening at Gosnell’s office. (As a Philadelphia newspaper reports, “women would sometimes come to Planned Parenthood for services after first visiting Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, and would complain to staff about the conditions there.)
How did we get here? Step by step. Steadily, the clarity of when life begins was blurred by agenda-minded judges and shoulder-shrugging doctors; Roe‘s legal loopholes came to rationalize virtually anything, from after-the-fact birth control to partial-birth abortion to post-birth infanticide; and happy-sounding euphemism numbed the nation’s conscience. Each step relied on the previous step for justification, and with each step America slid further down the slippery slope.
Are we all monsters? Are we as monstrous as the German civilians sixty so years ago? How is it as family members- knowing now what we know goes on there- we allow our daughters to enter any facility? (Although Crowder over at Hotair has an interesting little video about the “knowing” part. Seems NOBODY has heard of Gosnell or what he’s done. The blackout has been very effective, as intended by the MSM.)
The questions won’t go away. The Left may be able to snip the spines of defenseless newborns in order to “free” their mothers. But they won’t be able to snip the voices of the people who remind them just how far they’ve slipped down the dark path.
PS. Before you go “He’s down the Nazi comparison thing again.” here’s a little side note about another late term abortion doctor and his need for an incinerator. It seems a dog was found eating a baby at a dump. Did that shock anyone? Nope, just made the good doctor realize he needed a way to get rid of the bodies- so nobody would be wiser…
Seriously, you complain about me? Trust me, as humans we just aren’t that bright and tend not to learn lessons well, and we also tend to make the same mistakes again and again.
After Tiller, depicting Carhart as a caring medical professional, is a great work of propaganda. During the agony of Christin Gilbert in Carhart’s abortion Nebraska facility, the record shows that when the medics were finally called, Carhart’s staff made sure to tell them, as recorded in the 911 call, “Please, please, please! No lights; no sirens.”
And what did the medics discover in our hero’s facility? They reportedly found Christin Gilbert lying on the floor in a pool of blood, fluids, and coffee grounds, “in huge amounts.” But there is more on our hero Mr. Carhart. The medics reportedly found him on top of Christin. It was reported that he was “…trying to pump fluids from her stomach. Paramedics reported that they first thought he was a male nurse who may not have known what he was doing. The paramedics ordered Carhart away from the girl but he did not comply… One report indicated that the paramedics may have had to pull Carhart off her.” The report also said that Christin was bleeding from every orifice of her body. So much for the kind, courteous, and loving Mr. Carhart.
I also recall that, as families and children walked prayerfully back and forth at the Carhart clinic on Halloween Day of 2012, Carhart’s staff came out of the clinic with trick or treat bags and distributed them to the children, some as young as six years old, and in some cases before their parents realized what was happening. The bags were filled not with candy and sweets but full of condoms and contraceptive devices.
But there is more. Shane and Wilson also forget to mention that Carhart, at one of his facilities in Kansas, maintained an incinerator inside of the abortion facility. There, indoors, he would burn the bodies of his young victims. After our promise that “Never Again” should such horrors be visited upon humanity, we have now tragically rediscovered in the 21st century, with Carhart and company, the smoke stacks of human flesh, billowing the remains of innocent human beings, in our so-called “civilized society.” This is the gut wrenching horror of the daily work of the hero of Sundance.