On January 19, 2011, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist, was arrested and charged with 8 counts of murder.Dr. Gosnell specialized in late-term abortions. It was estimated that he had performed thousands of them over the course of his career. This despite the fact that to do so past the 24th week is considered murder in the State of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Gosnell was convicted on May 13 of First Degree murder of three of his victims, enough to merit the death penalty. He immediately plea bargained for life without parole.
And Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Kathleen Sebelius, three of our highest officials, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, are strong advocates for late-term abortions. Close to 70% of the American people oppose late-term abortion and yet the support of the Bloody Four is adamant.
Sebelius has a history of virulent advocacy for late-term abortion. Dr. George Tiller, the late-term abortionist who was gunned down in church, was one of Sebelius’ biggest supporters. Sebelius protected Tiller even in the face of criminal charges filed by her own state’s Attorney General. She went so far as to declare a vendetta against Phil Kline, the AG.
The other day, Nancy Pelosi was asked about the Gosnell case and replied that the case was disgusting, which was dutifully reported in the mainstream press. However, in the longer clip, she also asserted a “sacred right” to abortion, including late-term abortion.
While first trying to bury the Gosnell story the media then declared it “local news” after a massive uproar. The coverage of the case expanded and the Left professed, as Captain Renault in Casablanca said, to be “shocked” at Gosnell’s actions . The only thing that shocked them was the mass revulsion to the mindset of the “pro-choice” megalith.
And good Catholic she, Nancy Pelosi reminded us of our sacred rights.
We have a right to be interrogated and investigated and snooped on, so long as we do not agree. We have a right to be forced from providing adoption services as has happened to the Catholic Church and other faith-based organizations if we do not kowtow to their politically correct philosophy.
We also have a right to be demonized and hated if we do not keep our mouths shut.
The abortion industry is huge and is a huge supporter of the Pro – Choice movement. Over 700,000 abortions are performed per year. The industry generates hundreds of millions of dollars per year. Planned Parenthood has a budget of $1 Billion and performs close to 1/2 of all abortions. There are thousands of independent abortion clinics around the country.
Politicians are if nothing else self-serving. Waving the abortion flag became a fundraising technique. Pro-choice became the mantra rather than pro-abortion. And then the Democratic Party decided that “Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare” would be excised from the party platform at the convention last year. Why?
Thus Nancy Pelosi and Kathleen Sebelius can magically declare that they are not only pro-choice but radically so while maintaining a facade of Christian faith. It’s good for votes and for donations.
Barack Obama has turned political fundraising into a high-tech machine that vacuums up every dollar (or Pound or Euro) he can find. The Obamas have already declared themselves as leading supporters of the most violent abortion procedures. Why not make money from it as well?
It is not about the child or the mother’s health in the end. It’s about political power and money. Who cares about a doctor who swore the Hippocratic Oath who instead kills the helpless and then dismembers their bodies?
Their enablers can simply go on television or radio and state how horrible it was, get right back on the late term abortion bus, and move on as if nothing ever happened. This is truly an American tragedy.