Mass murder? Meh! Media shrugs collective shoulders because murderer is an abortionist

Newborn baby seconds after delivery

I’m not 100% pro-Life.  It’s hard for me to shake off the vestiges of spending 40 years in a pro-Choice world (the SF Bay Area) — and that’s despite the fact that I know that the pro-Life position is intellectually and morally the better position.  I haven’t yet shaken a visceral feeling that sometimes there ought to be a way out from pregnancy.  I have to say, though, that after writing the Gosnell article, below, for Mr. Conservative, I wasn’t faking my outrage.  It’s quite obvious why the media is hiding this story:  it completely destroys the clinically “clean” pro-Abortion narrative:


Given the national media’s love affair with grotesque murders involving dead children or large numbers of victims, you’d think that a story about the brutal murder of dozens of screaming, writhing children would be the lead story in every American media outlet. You’d think wrong. When the story is about an abortion clinic in a poor, black neighborhood in Philadelphia, where a doctor routinely aborted full-term babies and, when they emerged alive and kicking, cut their necks with scissors, the national media falls silent.

The Leftist American media is invested in a very specific abortion narrative, one that disregards entirely the value of human life. Famed atheist Richard Dawkins neatly summarized the pro-abortion world view when he tweeted that a human fetus is less human than an adult pig. This explains why America’s reporters don’t run screaming from the room when a representative of Planned Parenthood – an organization invited to speak in schools all over the nation — argues with a straight face that it’s a woman’s choice to abort a child that’s already been born alive. Ours is a spectacularly biased media.

An unbiased media, one concerned only with reporting news that sells papers, would have given this mass murder story the highest possible profile, shilling it in every paper and magazine, and rehashing it endlessly on TV. However, as Kirsten Powers reports at USA Today, the American media has completely ignored what may be the most sensational, grotesque, stomach-churning, mass-murder case in American history:

Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven’t heard about these sickening accusations?

It’s not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.

NBC-10 Philadelphia reported that, Stephen Massof, a former Gosnell worker, “described how he snipped the spinal cords of babies, calling it, ‘literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body.” One former worker, Adrienne Moton, testified that Gosnell taught her his “snipping” technique to use on infants born alive.

Massof, who, like other witnesses, has himself pleaded guilty to serious crimes, testified “It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place.” Here is the headline the Associated Press put on a story about his testimony that he saw 100 babies born and then snipped: “Staffer describes chaos at PA abortion clinic.”


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. The exception is when Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan hijacked a segment on Meet the Press meant to foment outrage over an anti-abortion rights law in some backward red state.

The Washington Post has not published original reporting on this during the trial and The New York Times saw fit to run one original story on A-17 on the trial’s first day. They’ve been silent ever since, despite headline-worthy testimony.

We don’t need to ask what was going on at Gosnell’s clinic, because the answerer is obvious. This was Nazi-scale mass murder, done for profit and, quite possibly, for ethnic cleansing. One of the pro-abortion crowd’s most carefully held secrets is that the American abortion industry targets blacks. Planned Parenthood founder was a racist who viewed abortion as a way to destroy the black population. Gosnell’s clinic was in a primarily African-American neighborhood and the women who sought his services were black. (Watch a black Planned Parenthood worker assault a peaceful pro-Life picketer.) Gosnell, a black man who charged poor black and immigrant women up to $1,600 for an abortion, was willing to engage in racial cleansing for profit.

If you look back at Germany in the late 1920s and early 1930s, you see that ordinary Germans (not party members, but the regular guys and gals on the street) thought of themselves as decent people. They just wanted a better world for themselves and their children. The evil began when their Leftist political and media leaders convinced them that the barrier to this better world was “the other” (whether “the other” was a Jew, a Gypsy, a homosexual, or a physically or mentally handicapped person). Having targeted “the other,” these totalitarian thought-leaders were easily able to convince people that “the other” wasn’t just a problem, but was also subhuman and could be exterminated with as much ease and as little compassion as one kills a cockroach. That was the road to Auschwitz.

The unhappy truth is that America’s Leftist politicians and media are methodically training us in the same way. For many women, especially those who are young and careless, or young and poor, babies are expensive, inconvenient, and generally burdensome. Sex is nice for these women — and babies, well, not so much…. If you want these women to vote for you, you promise to give them sex without babies. Fetuses, sadly, don’t vote, and that’s true even though, from the moment of conception, they have all the ingredients necessary for future voters.

To this end — giving women easy sex so as to get their votes — America’s Progressive politicians and media have spent more than 40 years training us to think of the fetus as a parasitical “other.” The next step, as the Nazis knew, is to assure us that exterminating this “other” is as easy and requires as little compassion as killing a cockroach. Kermit Gosnell upset this sterile, woman-friendly narrative. The testimony in his case reveals that these “others” — these “cockroaches” — looked like babies, they cried like babies and, like any babies slaughtered by a mass murderer, they screamed in pain and rained down fully human blood and tissue down on those who killed them.

Most Americans agree that there are certain limited circumstances in which abortion can be justified. What the media hides from them — and this is the reason that the media has blacked-out the Gosnell trial — is that the American abortion industry kills babies (especially minority babies) with the same grim efficiency and absence of emotion seen in Nazis, Soviets, North Koreans, or any other totalitarian regime. Kermit Gosnell’s slaughterhouse house ripped aside the gauzy “a woman’s right to choose” narrative and showed us the inside of the gas chamber.

(Go here to learn more facts about abortion in America.)

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  • Kevin_B

    Via Michelle Malkin, I found this Grand Jury Report on Gosnell’s practices. What he did is way beyond absolutely disgusting, I’d say. The report is a very disturbing read and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. It contains graphic descriptions of Gosnell’s practices and the conditions at his clinic abbatoir (at which late-term abortion and killing babies was standard practice), as well as reports on women who died as a result of Gosnell’s practices. Reader discretion definitely advised.—-Philly-Abortionist-Kermit-B-Gosnell-Multiple-Counts-of-Murder-%28January-2011%29
    Gosnell deserves to be named a doctor as much as Joseph “Angel of Death” Mengele deserved that title. Would it be wrong to compare Gosnell to nazi mass murderers? I don’t think so. Gosnell may not have equalled Mengele’s evil in experimenting on people and being a mad scientist of the dangerous and disgusting kind, but he certainly exhibited a callous disdain for human life, total lack of consideration for others and a very bloody lust for money. He was a mass murderer for money. And an especially callous, sadistic misogynist at that.
    Let us not pretend abortion, while perhaps not always as cruel and disgusting as Gosnell’s practices, remains emotionless, callous, cruel and imcompasionate killing. Are there really circumstances under which abortion is acceptable or justifiable?

  • Kevin_B

    Probably should be “doesn’t remain” in the last paragraph.

  • JoAnna

    “I haven’t yet shaken a visceral feeling that sometimes there ought to be a way out from pregnancy.”
    There is – it’s called childbirth. :) Alternatively, there’s the option of not engaging in the act that is biologically intended to create babies if you (generic you) don’t want a baby to be created. 


    ” ….this is the reason that the media has blacked-out the Gosnell trial.. “
    The other reason is that Gosnell is black. If he was white and murdering black babies, the press would have been all over the story like white-on-rice.

  • Bookworm

    I don’t disagree with you, JoAnna.  I know you’re right.  Perhaps I have that feeling because I vomited 24/7 through all 9.5 months of both my pregnancies.  Had I lived in Charlotte Bronte’s time, I would have died as she did.  That probably accounts, in part, for my visceral desire to escape pregnancy.  I’d like to think that my brains and morals will trump my gut, but I’d be lying if I said pregnancy was anything but a living Hell.

  • JoAnna

    Hyperemesis is indeed a living hell. Have you ever heard of Ashli McCall? She aborted a child due to severe hyperemesis, immediately regretted doing so, and now works to raise awareness about hyperemesis and the treatments available so other women don’t feel pressured to do the same. Her website is and she’s written a book by the same name.

  • DL Sly

    What I have never been able to figure out is why Democrats, with their addiction to taxes….errr, revenue have not only stood by, but have been active enablers and defenders, while abortionists across the nation murdered potential taxpayer after potential taxpayer ad infinitum to the tune of over 30 million babies aborted since Roe v Wade.
    30,000,000 human beings
    30,000,000 American citizens
    Our moderate (military retiree) household tax burden this year was over $2000.00.  Even at that small end of the scale, mulitplied by 30,000,000 means you’re talkin’ about a lot of taxes…errrr revenue!  And that’s just for this tax year alone!

  • Bookworm

    JoAnna, that sounds interesting.  I got very good treatment for my hyperemesis gravitas, but I often still thought death would be preferable to life.  Since I was committed to my pregnancies, I didn’t follow through on that, but….  God, some days . . . no, some weeks . . . heck, most months were beyond awful.  Yech.  It took me years to recover physically from those pregnancies.  Now, though, I’m in fine fettle and teens, when I don’t want to defenestrate them, are absolutely wonderful human beings.

  • Charles Martel

    “Now, though, I’m in fine fettle and teens, when I don’t want to defenestrate them, are absolutely wonderful human beings.”

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  • Ymarsakar

    They will determine who lives and who dies. They will determine what is worth the profit and money. You just happen to pay for their cause.
    The Left will warp all things, destroy any life they choose, get rich off the process, meanwhile people will react to it all by saying “well, that’s just politics, it’s not any different than others”.
    Well… if politics means they get to decide when you live and die, while you pay for that privilege, sure.

  • Ymarsakar

    What this person did is 100% good in the eyes of the Left. He exemplifies all that the Left seeks to become and enforce on this planet.

  • DL Sly

    “Now, though, I’m in fine fettle and teens, when I don’t want to defenestrate them, are absolutely wonderful human beings.”
    As I have often told the VES, “Raising teenagers is like being pecked to death….by a duck.”
    Can’t remember where I saw that, but it sure as heck fits the bill.

  • Ymarsakar

    Personal responsibility is great and all. But people forgot one thing.
    The responsibility of Good is to destroy Evil first and foremost. Without achieving that duty first, personal responsibility is going to do what again?

  • Ymarsakar

    “while abortionists across the nation murdered potential taxpayer after potential taxpayer ad infinitum to the tune of over 30 million babies aborted since Roe v Wade.”
    They’re getting taxes. Waiting 18 years for the kid to grow up, however, is meaningless in the Left’s war on humanity.
    Instead, they get taxes from the abortion profits. It’s a for profit scheme. You’ve heard the Left speak of Blood for Oil. Where do you think they got that idea from anyways?

  • Ron19    has been reporting on the lack of reporting of the Gosnel story.

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