The case has been going on for years, and the trial for weeks — but until late last week, the major news media had largely ignored the mass murder of children. Apparently because he used scissors, and not a gun. Imagine the news stories if he had!
How much they’ve ignored the horror story right here in one of our major U.S. cities is evident in the fact that website Snopes.com — which researches and reports on “urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation” — recently felt compelled to confirm the existence of the case.
Late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell is accused of inducing the delivery of viable babies, then severing their necks and spinal cords with scissors in a procedure he called “snipping” — and which many of us might call “beheading.”
You can see now why “mainstream” media outlets would ignore this story; it holds a light up to abortion, which is a holy sacrament in secular liberaldom. Babies murdered alive are an inconvenience and an embarrassment to news media who protect abortion nearly at any price.
Even liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill acknowledged it this week, saying, “I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights. ... I do think there’s a direct connection between the media’s failure to cover this and our own political commitments on the left.”
The near blackout in most national media was finally exposed last week in an opinion column in USA Today by Democrat commentator Kirsten Powers.
“Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18,” she wrote, “there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.”
It was, in essence, a baby slaughterhouse. Besides the born-alive babies who were killed, investigators found 47 fetuses in a freezer.
“It would rain fetuses,” one former employee said. “Fetuses and blood all over the place.”
The employee said he personally witnessed 100 born-alive babies killed with Gosnell’s “snipping” method.
How many Sandy Hooks is that? And how little news coverage or outrage has it inspired?
Consider: While most folks are only now learning about this case of mass infanticide, President Obama was turning his weekly radio address over to a mother from the Newtown killings.
Do you suppose he’ll do the same for any survivors of the Gosnell case? Of course not. Because the evils of abortion don’t fit his political agenda.
In fact, recall that while a state senator in Illinois, he voted against a law that would have protected the lives of babies born alive from botched abortions.
It isn’t just the media that have failed in this case. The state of Pennsylvania stopped inspecting the clinic back in 1993, for fear of putting up “barriers” to abortion. Funny thing, they don’t have the same policy with regard to inspecting animal shelters.
Until a woman is shown to have given birth to something other than a little human, it’s fair to say abortion kills babies. It’s just that, in the most savage abortions, the babies are born first.
As our news media have proven, it’s easier to turn a blind eye toward it.