I know we’ve already commented on the Philadelphia Kermit Gosnell case (the abortion “doctor” who killed babies after birth by plunging scissors into their necks among other macabre things) but I’m sorry, I’m going to return to it.
Here we have a piece grappling with the idea that everyone knew about his “work”–if this post is correct, Gosnell received referrals from the National Abortion Federation. And it strikes me, once again, that the media is not as horrified by what happened as they should be. Perhaps Mark Steyn is, so let’s give him credit, shall we? But for the rest of them–it passed them by. When Tiller was killed we heard about it endlessly, on repeat, in blogs, in the news, everywhere. I’m not sure why this is, but can only conclude that the media turns thinking off when they think the abortion debate might be on.
The disturbing thing to me is that with Gosnell I think I did that too. I was not as shocked as I should have been. I’ve always said I can’t afford to be shocked and sad every single day of the year and abortion happens all the time. But I should not grow so “used to things” that there is never a flash of anger.
When the Gosnell story broke, I seem to remember thinking “here we go again” or something to that effect. Way to go, Andrea, there’s moral clarity for you.
I think the takeaway is that it’s hard to be pro-life in our big ole’ pro-abortion world without losing your marbles, your good nature, your hope in humanity and/or your moral compass.
The writing of others calls me back, whether it’s Mark Steyn or this Real Choice blog. We forge on.by