Friday, April 12, 2013

Silence on Gosnell continues

Calling Gosnell a “mass murderer” for completing abortions outside the uterus brings them too close to pro-lifers who call abortionists mass murderers for completing abortions just a few inches the other way.

Yes, geography is an added problem for abortion supporters in this case. Being argued during the Gosnell trial is whether babies were legally aborted inside the uterus, or illegally murdered outside – and likely within a 30-second window of time. This sort of conversation makes the other side run.

And it leads to other uncomfortable conversations on pain and viability. What does it mean if a post-born baby “jumps” when her spinal cord is severed? Do we seriously want to argue this same baby would have not felt her arms and legs being ripped off in a different location a few minutes earlier? And are we all really okay with aborting babies who could survive outside the uterus if just given a chance?  -

Only one mainstream media outlet has reported anything about the ongoing trial of Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial for the murder of seven babies and one woman who died during an abortion. Fox News has reported numerous times about this case.

But, as feminist and liberal journalist Kirsten Powers says:

You don’t have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy. This is not about being “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” It’s about basic human rights.The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace.  -  USA Today

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