My colleagues found in their investigations around the nation that [abortionist Kermit] Gosnell was by no means one of a kind. There are more. And, to our dismay, irresponsible and inhumane behavior continues regarding the treatment of women, particularly low-income minority women, in these facilities.
The grand jury that investigated Gosnell speculated why he operated so long without getting attention: “We think the reason no one acted is because the women in question were poor and of color, because the victims were infants without identities, and because the subject was the political football of abortion.”…
The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act was signed into law by President Bush in 2002 — after passing in the Democratic-controlled Senate unanimously. It outlaws the murder of infants born during late-term abortion procedures — what Gosnell was doing.
But the law… is just a warning shot, because it invokes no criminal or civil penalties when violated. Yes, it’s hard to believe that although the federal government recognized, finally, the humanity of every child once he or she arrives in the world, there is no penalty if that child is not protected from death by murder or intentional neglect.
In the memory of the souls of babies killed by Gosnell and others, and in the name of the decency of this nation, this should be changed. The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act should be revisited and both criminal and civil penalties included for the intentional destruction of any newborn infant.
~ Star Parker, GOPUSA.com, March 17
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