No matter where you come down on the issue of abortion or right-to-life, there are some things that everyone should agree on. Human rights. Exposing wrong-doers. Addressing the real issues involved with women’s health.
Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor, is on trial for murder. This Pennsylvania doctor has been accused of beheading infants, storing baby feet in jars, and hearing the cries of babies who were delivered alive during abortion procedures.
His former staff members have come forward to reveal startling information. One employee told how Dr. Gosnell taught him to snip the spinal cord of babies. Another employee tells how this beheading technique was used on live children.
The Media Coverage
Media coverage? What media coverage?! There has been precious little attention given to this issue. And the coverage that has happened is quite offensive. Check out how one newspaper titled an article: “Staffer describes chaos at PA abortion clinic.” Chaos doesn’t even begin to describe the situation. One staff member claimed “it would rain fetuses.” How can the media gloss over such a situation?!
But at least that paper had the decency to mention the issue. According to an article in USA Today, a Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months.
As for print media, both The Washington Post and The New York Times have been silent on the issue. While petty issues about outspoken Republicans is major news, beheading infants – a monumental human rights issue if there ever was one – is noticeably missing from the major news media outlets.
Why Did We Let This Happen?
Why do major news outlets think it is ok to let something like this slide? Has our society become so desensitized by violence, we fail to even notice major issues like murder?
You might claim to be active in the women’s rights movement. But are you active in the human rights movement? Does this information startle/offend/outrage/ you at all?!