[The Supreme Court vacancy created by Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is reheating the abortion debate. I wrote the following article in April of 2013. Please read it – and remember it every time you see someone on TV hyperventilating about losing the “right” to kill babies.]
Kermit Gosnell is currently on trial charged with several counts of murder. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who investigated Gosnell’s abortion clinic, described the filthy, blood-spattered, foul-smelling facility as a “house of horrors.” According to testimony presented by the prosecution, Gosnell routinely severed the spinal cords of babies born alive. Baby body parts were stored in the refrigerator or flushed down the toilet. Workers with no medical training performed ultrasounds and administered potent drugs.
The mainstream media are doing their best to ignore this horrendous story. Interesting. Remember Michael Vick? This NFL quarterback was guilty of abusing dogs. Everyone with a camera and a microphone condemned his actions as despicable. This censure was deserved. The Bible says that a righteous man “has regard for the life of his beast” (Prov. 12:10).
If Michael Vick’s mistreatment of dogs dominated the news, why would the media suppress the story of Kermit Gosnell’s alleged butchery and dismemberment of innocent babies? These confused priorities remind me of the cry of Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness!” (Isa. 5:20).
The good news is that Americans are no longer dependent on the mainstream media for access to information. And right to life advocates can rejoice in the knowledge that for the first time since the Court decided for Roe in 1973, an abortionist is on trial for murder.
Want to know a dirty secret? Every abortion clinic is a house of horrors. The frightened and confused teenagers walking into these facilities expect the high standards typical of the local hospital. The reality is a chamber of death as gruesome as anything depicted in a gory movie.
[Gosnell was convicted on three counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole plus 30 years.]