Anyone remember Kermit Gosnell? I wouldn’t be surprised if that name has sunk into oblivion, victim of a news blackout worse than any so-called blacklist of the 1950s. That being the case, let me jog your memory.
Gosnell was arrested in January 2011 for his abortion practices in Philadelphia. He was accused of routinely performing late-term abortions that were no different than infanticide. His case has now come to trial, and the grisly facts are coming to the fore. Gosnell’s “practice” fed on the inner-city despair of those who thought they needed abortions; he actively sought them out and became rich in the process. His standard procedure was to deliver babies alive and then use scissors to cut their spinal cords, severing their heads, and leaving them to die. Testimony of those who worked in what has been described as a “house of horrors” highlights the seared conscience of the abortionist who laughed at what he was doing. The Grand Jury report talks about fetal remains stuffed into “cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags and plastic jugs.” Tiny baby feet were discovered lined up in specimen jars that one reporter called “a macabre collection.”
Accounts of this abortionist’s practices should lead the news on all the major networks, but, in point of fact, not one network other than Fox has even mentioned the trial. Is there a word beyond “outrageous” to call these networks to account for their inaction? No one can convince me that a fair analysis determined not to cover this case; it is ideological in its motivation.
In another incident, in my state of Florida, state legislators were questioning a Planned Parenthood representative, Alisa LaPolt Snow. When asked what should be done with babies born alive after a botched abortion, she responded that the decision should be between the patient and the health care provider, indicating that they could choose not to give the baby medical attention, thereby allowing it to die. Naturally, the organization later “clarified” her remarks, but it’s not hard to believe she was speaking for the organization’s leaders overall. They have no concern for the yet-to-be-born, and their seared consciences reach out to the newly born also.
Where have you heard about this story? Again, not on the major networks. In both the Gosnell trial and the Planned Parenthood remarks, a huge coverup has been undertaken.
This is not new, though. The media covered up for Barack Obama in 2008 when it came to light that, as an Illinois state senator, he opposed a bill that would have required giving medical aid to children “accidentally” born alive during an abortion. Even today, the majority of our citizens have no idea he took that stance. We live in a state of willful ignorance enhanced by those who desire to keep us ignorant.