Abortion is a moral problem, not a political one

Who is Kermit Gosnell?

You don’t know? That isn’t surprising. The media’s deliberate choice not to cover his trial until very recently is probably the reason you don’t know. Allow me to explain.

Kermit Gosnell’s occupation: professional abortion provider.

Gosnell performed more than 1,000 abortions annually and was an abortionist for nearly 40 years. His target demographic was poor, minority women in West Philadelphia, charging anywhere from $1,600-$3,000 for late-term abortions — which, by the way, are illegal in Pennsylvania. He also televised some of his second trimester abortions and kept frozen body parts of aborted babies on-site. Remains from at least 47 bodies were recovered.

Gosnell has been on trial since mid-March. He is charged with killing a woman and at least seven newborns in his medical center, and if convicted, could receive the death penalty. He had untrained staff performing medical procedures and distributing illegal prescriptions.

Though he denies the allegations, several employees pleaded guilty to charges of third degree murder, including one who admitted to snipping the spines of more than 100 newborn babies as “standard procedure.” When Gosnell or a member of his staff accidentally delivers a live baby (as opposed to successfully aborting it), they immediately kill it.

Yet pro-abortion advocates label him as an “exception” to the notion that abortions are safe. One publication erroneously called Gosnell a “back-alley abortionist,” claiming that more restrictions on abortions will force women to resort to unsafe procedures. Gosnell was considered a professional in his field. He had clinics in at least three states. He’s the opposite of a back-alley abortionist.

President Obama isn’t allowed to take a stance on the issue per se, but even his spokesman said the case is “unsettling.”

So why don’t you know who Kermit Gosnell is?

Because the media covers it up. They pretend it doesn’t exist, or it isn’t newsworthy on the national level.

One reporter at a major national newspaper said a colleague didn’t think the Gosnell horror story was more than a local crime. Another reporter, at the same newspaper, thought the facts were too graphic to publish — “too lurid,” he said.

All news is local on some level. And we’ve heard plenty of “graphic” stories in the past, like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, OJ Simpson, Jim Jones and Arwin Meiwes, just to name a few.

Gosnell makes a profit by murdering innocent people. Last year alone, he raked in $1.8 million. He puts a price on life and convinces women that these procedures are safe and necessary. He disguises it as “women’s rights.” And when he messes up and delivers a living, breathing baby, he quickly kills it to cover his tracks.

That seems pretty newsworthy to me.

Interestingly enough, Gosnell is being charged with first-degree murder for the babies he killed. If you read my article from April 4 (“House to consider potential “baby-killing” bill”), you’d remember that Planned Parenthood is lobbying to protect this crime. There seems to be a disagreement between the judicial system and the nation’s largest provider of abortions.

A Planned Parenthood counselor was caught on tape admitting to leaving children to die if they survive an abortion, but is that any better than snipping spinal cords? Why is Gosnell’s “post-birth abortion” method worthy of the death penalty, but not Planned Parenthood’s? Perhaps it is because Planned Parenthood doesn’t leave body parts in a freezer on-site.

Kermit Gosnell and his supporters not only find it permissible to kill babies still in the womb, but they also don’t hesitate to kill a child after it’s born. I’m not talking about some supposed “clump of tissue” without “distinguishable” features. I’m talking about a child who is developed enough to survive outside the womb, with fingers, toes, eyelashes and a beating heart.

Are you as disgusted and disappointed as me? When is it permissible to kill a child? I’m curious to hear some student opinions.

The bottom line: Kermit Gosnell finally is being viewed as a monster, but his practices aren’t as uncommon as we think. The leftist media doesn’t want you to find any reason to believe abortion is impermissible, so they neglect to report this story, or do so by calling it “an extreme situation.” And women are brainwashed into thinking that abortion is a right, even if it means snipping a child’s spinal cord or leaving their newborn baby to die alone in a linen closet.

Come on, America. We’re better than that. Stop thinking of this as a political problem, and stand against the senseless death of the innocent. Murder isn’t a right.

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