Have you heard of the Gosnell Trial taking place in Pennsylvania? I hadn’t either until it popped up in one of my news feeds and caught my attention with this headline:
Gosnell Worker: Baby “Jumped” When I Snipped Her Neck in Abortion
While I routinely do not discuss abortion on my radio program or on this website that headline caught my attention. So I dug a little further.
This is a gruesome story. And apparently one too gruesome in the politically incorrect way to be covered by the national, mainstream media. More on that later.
Here is a paragraph from one article describing today’s testimony:
One day after a former employee described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion, another worker at the Kermit Gosnell “House of Horrors’ abortion clinic testified today she saw a baby “jump” when she snipped her neck in an abortion.
Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell faces 43 criminal counts, including eight counts of murder in the death of one patient, Karnamaya Monger, and seven newborn infants. Additional charges include conspiracy, drug delivery resulting in death, infanticide, corruption of minors, evidence tampering, theft by deception, abuse of corpse, and corruption.
The trial of the abortion practitioner has been so gruesome and vivid in its accounts of the late-term and live-birth abortions that it has shocked the conscience of the nation, despite a relative lack of media coverage outside of local media and conservative and pro-life news outlets.
Gosnell could face the death penalty if convicted and he faces a mandatory minimum 20 years. If the testimony heard today is any indication, jurors will be swayed by the devastating way in which Gosnell and his staff brutally jabbed medical scissors into the neck of unborn children after birthing them, in a so-called live-birth abortion process.
Irrespective of your position on abortion, this is abhorrent, immoral, aberrant behavior. While I do not believe in comparing disasters to each other, or acts of violence to each other, can there be any doubt that this is of the same caliber of an atrocity as the Aurora theatre shooting? Or the Sandy Hook Massacre? Of the recent stabbing of fourteen students in Houston? Or worse?
A quick Google search of “sandy hook shooting” returns more than 59,000 “news” hits. A quick Google search of “gosnell trial” returns 8,000 “hits.”
A double standard? Some atrocities more atrocious than others? Or is the mainstream media too politically correct to cover this story because it involves abortion?
Apparently when the Associated Press decides to write something about this story, they don’t use the word “abortion.”
So while the Gosnell trial is about abortion, the important and related story – and lesson for all of us – is that the media has little, if any, credibility any more. The networks might as well be dead.
Except for the “low information” voters that rely solely on them for news and information.
What fourth estate?