Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Horror Practice
By R. Tamara de Silva
April 13, 2013
Kermit Gosnell’s illegal abortion practices such as killing babies born alive and performing an abortion on a 14 year old girl who was 30 weeks pregnant, as alleged in a grand jury report, are horrifying. I first read about this case in the NYT, but it has otherwise received scant national media attention. It seems that the same CNN that was obsessed with the Casey Anthony trial has gone on to obsess over the Jodi Arias trial. Or perhaps editorial boards and news editors do not want to run a story that mentions abortion-for whatever reason. Sex and scandal sell, ghoulish murders that do not involve guns, remarkably less so. But the story of Kermit Gosnell’s medical practice, to the extent that it can be called this, is not an abortion story; it is a sordid tale of deliberate murders,
concealment of crime and massive regulatory failure.
Abortion is perhaps the single most polarizing issue in American politics argued between the same parties along predictable lines. To frame the story of Dr. Gosnell’s case as part of the abortion debate, although tempting, is to miss the fact that it is a human rights issue and a civil rights issue. Pro-choice advocates are not well cast by the story nor is the story done justice as an opportune trophy for the pro-life crowd.
This is not an abortion story yet a much larger one than Trevon Martin,
some selectively chosen missing teenager or much of what the main stream media obsesses on including at this point, Sandy Hook. According to the testimony contained within the grand jury report on Dr. Kermit Gosnell, many more lives have been deliberated killed than were lost in the last lunatic’s tragic shooting spree.
If the facts are to be believed, the trial of Kermit Gosnell is nothing less than the indictment of several murders.
Murder is murder and you need not inject politics into the matter. The murder of innocents ought to shock a conscience and the failure to do so is a separate and perhaps more troubling diagnosis. Wherever one may stand on the abortion issue and separately, what the government’s role in that is or should be, the deliberate taking of a life that is born alive, without legal justification, is murder. It debases both sides of the abortion issue and evades reality to deny this. Continue reading