Thursday, March 21, 2013
On the National Review blog, Mark Steyn in "The Unmourned" comments on the major news media blackout of ongoing developments in the trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell and what that says about our society and especially about the unwillingness of the mainstream media to highlight any story that contravenes the pro-choice narrative.
Gosnell is one of those doctors willing to perform late-term abortions. And he also acted to guarantee the result would be a dead baby, even if he had to take additional steps toward that end. Viable babies aborted alive were regularly and callously terminated in Gosnell's "House of Horrors."
Thank goodness the Philadelphia district attorney finally acted to stop this ongoing atrocity. And thank goodness for Pennsylvania's law prohibiting abortions after the 24th week. Remember this episode the next time someone hyberbolically suggests that pro-life advocacy for changes in the law have produced nothing but "failure." If for nothing more than bringing an end to Gosnell's destruction of the innocents, a man who has aborted hundreds of unborn children and regularly practiced infanticide, Pennsylvania's law will have saved more lives than could any proposed national ban on assault weapons, however meritorious the latter proposal might be.
During the trial, Gosnell's medical assistant testified about the practice of killing at least ten babies after they survived the late-term abortion and how Gosnell joked about the gruesome practice.
Medical assistant Adrienne Moton admitted Tuesday that she had cut the necks of at least 10 babies after they were delivered, as Gosnell had instructed her. Gosnell and another employee regularly “snipped” the spines “to ensure fetal demise,” she said.
Moton sobbed as she recalled taking a cellphone photograph of one baby because he was bigger than any she had seen aborted before. She measured the fetus at nearly 30 weeks, and thought he could have survived, given his size and pinkish color. Gosnell later joked that the baby was so big he could have walked to the bus stop, she said.
Needless to say, if this were not an abortionist and if this hadn't occurred in an abortion clinic, this trial would be the lead story on every news channel and at the top of the fold in every newspaper. Instead of the agonizingly long soap opera trial of Jodi Arias in Arizona for killing her boyfriend, the slaughter of dozens of babies ought to be the story of the day -- no, the story of the year. Attention must be paid!