The Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut was so overwhelmingly gutwrenching because the victims were mostly young children. Likewise, news reports about the Boston Marathon bombing emphasize the fact that, of the three people killed, one was an 8-year-old boy — as if to highlight the uniquely great loss of a child.
In the world of crime, one of the most incomprehensible acts is baby murder. We are outraged at the widespread sex-selective infanticide of newborn girls in China. Recent headlines like “Georgia boys face murder charges after cold-blooded killing of infant being strolled by mother” and “Black teens murder white baby for the fun of it” cause us to shake our heads and wonder, How could anyone possibly sink so low as to kill a baby?
Many murders of babies, in fact almost half according to the Justice Department’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service, occur within the first 24 hours after birth, so-called “neonaticide.”
Appalling crimes like these have always been a part of life in this fallen world…a world of good and evil, of decent and indecent people, where moral outrage is kindled within all good souls by the murder of the innocent.
However, parallel to this moral, rational world exists another world — an amoral, irational one, constructed over several decades with great effort and cleverness. We’re talking about the realm of…well, what shall we call it? Every official label for it, “abortion,” “choice,” “women’s health,” “reproductive freedom,” is a euphemism designed to obscure a dark reality. That reality, stated objectively, would be the premeditated killing of human babies residing inside their mothers.
In this strange parallel world, the same killing of a baby that in the real world outrages us and results in prosecution, prison, and possibly execution (or lifetime confinement in a high-security psychiatric lockup for the criminally insane) is mysteriously transformed into a “medical procedure” and a “constitutional right” provided for, and fiercely defended by, a multibillion dollar industry. And funded by US taxpayers.
These two worlds collided in the high profile multiple-murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. And when worlds collide, spectacular and utterly unexpected things sometimes occur.
As we all now know, Gosnell’s clinic, despite its “Women’s Medical Society” name, was actually a house of horrors more reminiscent of the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele than a legitimate medical practice.
Here is how the grand jury in Philadelphia summarized Gosnell’s operation: This case is about a doctor who kills babies and endangered women. He regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy, and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels, and on at least two occasions caused their deaths.
The grand jury’s report is horrifying not just for what it reveals about Gosnell’s crimes, but because it documents that a lot of what is now universally condemned about Gosnell’s abortion business was known throughout the Pennsylvania regulatory agencies for years, with not one of them lifting a finger to stop the killing.
The light of day started to shine on all this when the case went to trial. Eyewitness testimony painted a hellish picture of a Nazi-like torture clinic, with one Gosnell employee saying “it would rain fetuses, with blood all over the place” and another telling about a baby expelled alive into a toilet and then thrashing as it tried to get out.
With the mainstream press overwhelmingly skewed toward abortion rights, it became stunning to see how many news outlets became suddenly outraged over the gory details. Liberal Democrat Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers wrote in a USA Today column, “Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18th, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.”
Even the Atlantic, as mainstream and elite as media organizations get, headlined its report with “Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be A Front Page Story.”
But here’s the main problem with the short and temporary journalistic outrage: Virtually everything Gosnell was accused of doing occurs routinely in many other abortion clinics throughout the US. If you have somehow been hoping that the Gosnell case is rare, even unique, we have to tell you, it is not.
More to follow.
[from WhistleBlower magazine, a monthly publication of WND.com]
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