In 2011, I wrote about mass murder at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion “clinic”:
… A man is killing actual living, gurgling, bouncing babies on an industrial scale – and it barely makes the papers.
Had he plunged his scissors into the spinal cord of a Democrat politician in Arizona, then The New York Times, ABC, CBS, NBC and everyone else would be linking it to Sarah Palin’s uncivil call for dramatic cuts in government spending.
But “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell’s mound of corpses is apparently entirely unconnected to the broader culture.
And so it goes two years on, at “Doctor” Gosnell’s trial….
… [T]he New York Times’ only story on the case is punctilious enough to refer to Gosnell’s victims as “viable fetuses,” and its early paragraphs emphasize the defense’s wearily predictable line that this is a “racist prosecution.” Instead of my Arizona comparison, what about Sandy Hook?
One solitary act of mass infanticide by a mentally-ill loner calls into question the constitutional right to guns, but a sustained conveyor belt of infanticide by an entire cadre of cold-blooded killers apparently has no implications for the constitutional right to abortion….
Gosnell’s murderous regime in Philadelphia reflects on him. The case’s all but total absence from the public discourse reflects on America.
~ Mark Steyn (pictured), National Review Online, March 20
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