A doctor whose abortion clinic was described as a filthy, foul-smelling “house of horrors” that was overlooked by regulators for years was charged Wednesday with murder, accused of delivering seven babies alive and then using scissors to kill them ...They limited the charges to seven babies because Gosnell had destroyed his records. According to testimony, it wasn't seven, it was hundreds. Ms. Love reacted thusly:
He “induced labor, forced the live birth of viable babies in the sixth, seventh, eighth month of pregnancy and then killed those babies by cutting into the back of the neck with scissors and severing their spinal cord,” District Attorney Seth Williams said.
The most disturbing thing I have read is the Philidelphia DAs statement:If you haven't heard about this story yet (it's hardly made a ripple in the national media), that's probably because they can't figure out how to pin this one on Sarah Palin or the Tea Party. Really, there's not much else to conclude. Hundreds of babies deliberately stabbed to death by a team of people operating in concert over many years and it gets less than 1/100th the attention of a paranoid schizophrenic going off the deep end and shooting people in Tucson.“I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic,” said Williams. “But as District Attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.”He’s apologizing to his deep-blue/far-left constituency for having to prosecute the guy for killing hundreds of live babies! That he feels he needs to apologize for prosecuting this case speaks volumes about the left’s extreme and irrational attitudes towards abortion regulation.
This story is a treasure trove of societal indicators. I've downloaded and read some of the Grand Jury report in the case. It's worth a scan.
In any case, here was the greatest commentary I've seen yet on this story of Dr. Gosnell's crude, filthy, deranged butcher shop. Commenter flataffect had this to say:
Here I thought the benefit of legalized abortion was that women wouldn’t be forced into the butchery of back-alley abortions, but could go to clean, professional facilities. Now it turns out that the thing was really just about killing babies, after all.Bingo.