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Blame Pro-Choice Enablers For Philadelphia's Abortion Nightmare Involving Dr. Kermit Gosnell

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So much for the guarantee that legalized abortion would ensure safe and “humane” abortion.

Just as the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade has occurred, in a fitting case of irony, a grand jury indicted Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell for murdering eight doctor kermit gosnell abortion clinicpeople. One was a 22-year old woman who died of infections, and seven victims were fully recognizable babies, six and seven months old.

Gosnell, whose filthy-foul smelling office was frequented by mostly desperately poor minorities, repeatedly joked that one baby he delivered was “big enough to walk me to the bus stop”.

Over three decades, Kermit Gosnell performed late-term abortions by inducing labor in the sixth, seventh and even eighth months, and then allegedly stabbing the babies in the neck to sever their spinal cords.

Sometimes, the elderly physician didn't do this right away. Often, he allegedly gave the chore to his unlicensed office staff. One premature infant wiggled around on a counter for 20 minutes before an untrained worker slit his neck - after first playing with him.

These are just some of the horrifying revelations released in the graphic, 261-page report of the grand jury. What a monster.

This nightmare facility had only been inspected once in 17 years - by someone from the National Abortion Federation, whom Gosnell actually invited to his office. So why did Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors continue to operate for years without legal scrutiny?

I blame the “pro-choice” absolutists and their enablers in the liberal media. These absolutists include the usual suspects like NOW, NARAL, Pro Choice America, Emily’s List, and Nancy Pelosi.

Their thinking espouses complete rights to abortion. They insist that woman should have access to abortion as late as necessary—even in the last three months of gestation. 

For them, abortion is a simple issue of a woman’s reproductive right, not a moral quandary with areas of gray and reasonable, common sense cut off dates.

To them, if a woman submits to any limitation of her “reproductive rights”, like banning late term abortions, it would lead to the feared “slippery slope” and soon the legal protections granted by Roe v. Wade, will evaporate. Women must not give up an inch or pro-life legislators will take a mile of freedoms.

And if you are a journalist and dare to report on such abuses, the liberal media may go after you. One only has to look at example of Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s coverage of Kansas abortion doctor, Dr. George Tiller, whom O’Reilly dubbed, “Tiller the Baby Killer”.  Soon after the 2009 murder of George Tiller, O’Reilly was bombarded by a media storm. Hours after the first reports, people were already pointing fingers at O’Reilly for encouraging the sociopath to commit vigilante justice on his behalf.

Furthermore, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow anchored an entire hour-long special on the shooting death of abortionist George Tiller, but a Nexis search finds no one on MSNBC could even whisper the name of Kermit Gosnell. Shameful.

As the case of Gosnell demonstrates, this kind of extreme, abolitionist-kind-of-reasoning leads to murder and butchery, all for the purpose to save reproductive rights. Ironically, it is exactly this kind of thinking that actually helps those who want to ban all types of abortions.  Once the hyper-partisan crowd understands this, we can really have a nation, like President Bill Clinton desired, where abortion would be “safe, legal, and rare”.

Contact Erik Uliasz at euliasz@philly2philly.com