Jun 4 2013
More people feel guilty than just one abortionist…A Philadelphia jury found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty on three counts of first degree murder for killing babies born alive during botched abortions. But he’s not the only one who’s guilty. The media are guilty of turning a blind eye because this case didn’t fit their unexamined views on abortion. In fact, when ABC News reported the verdict, it broke a 56-day streak of not mentioning the trial at all. The state health department is guilty of allowing itself to be politicized to the point of not even inspecting abortion clinics, for fear they’d be accused of impeding the “right to choose.” Pundits are guilty of abusing the language: these weren’t botched abortions that resulted in the termination of fetuses. They were induced births that resulted in the murders of babies. And a lot of observers feel guilty after they were forced to realize there’s nothing about the birth process that magically turns a “cluster of cells” into a baby. If it’s a baby when it’s born, then it was a baby five minutes before. Gosnell could face the death penalty. His lawyer might try arguing that all human life is sacred. If so, I hope that makes him feel guilty.
Pro-life activists are hailing the guilty verdicts, which also included an involuntary manslaughter conviction for killing an adult patient. And not just because a jury didn’t buy the argument that killing a late-term baby who’s alive outside the womb is legal abortion. They also say it shines a spotlight on the type of dangerous abuse that they say isn’t isolated to Gosnell’s house of horrors, but runs rampant in abortion clinics nationwide. On the other side, pro-choice activists warned that more restrictive laws would leave to dangerous, unsanitary, back-alley abortion clinics that would kill women. You mean like the ones that the current lack of any restrictive laws on abortionists have already led to?