It would be laughable that anyone googling the trial would come up with a CBS file at the top of the stack, were it not that the horror has rendered anything remotely related to this monstrous nightmare far beyond laughable.
Some have suggested the media have evaded the trial because of pro-choice bias or the “gory nature” of the trial, or even because Gosnell is a black man. One or all of these may be at least part of the reason, but the truth is probably more shocking.
Media commentary has been around as long as the printing press. But only in the last 50 years have journalist begun to lace their personal opinions into the news. We are now used to it.
So it will surprise no one that these self-same journalists who have abetted the “If we can just save one life” meme when it comes to depriving citizens’ rights to bear arms, have cheered from the sidelines as a million babies a year have been slaughtered, for 40 years.
There are almost certainly other Kermit Gosnells operating similar death mills across the country, and, if so, how would a complicit media cover and avalanche of mounting abortion scandals?
What happens when the public finds that the “back alley abortionist” (a term almost certainly coined by a journalist) has come to Main Street? Who knows, if the public learns that these Josef Mengele-style monsters are more a rule than an exception, “life” could actually make a comeback.
Full Caf Americano
The Kermit Gosnells are easy. When the sanctity of one life is diminished in the psyche, all life is diminished. Once Ted Bundy persuaded himself that one life was meaningless he killed; the more he killed, the easier the killing became. Before long Ted found killing routine. As do thousands of doctors each year.
This is not a spiritual argument, nor should it be deeply intellectual. If something is growing inside a human womb, short of alien abduction it is probably human. So we wrap ourselves in a monumentally bad law created out of whole cloth by six rogue justices on the Supreme Court? Because Diane Sawyer supports it?
This is not a religious blog but the religious argument is even stronger: if man is a living soul, then this nation has been doing something very wicked for a very long time.
In the coming days the jury in Philadelphia will in some small way express the heart of the whole of American society on the disposition of our most precious right: life. And its decision on Kermit Gosnell will be telling.
Just how deep does this national sociopathy of “choice” run?