By: John Hayward – Human Events
4/29/2013 09:23 AM
“Dr. Kermit Gosnell is not an aberration,” said Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, a group of pro-life undercover filmmakers. She was introducing a new undercover video that shows the horrors described in Gosnell’s trial “are business as usual for the abortion industry in America. Nationwide, it’s just another day at the office.”
While the two videos released thus far in Live Action’s new series “Inhuman: Undercover in America’s Late-Term Abortion Industry” don’t capture any of the sadistic B-movie horror theatrics that made Gosnell’s trial so stomach-churning, they do reveal a callous disregard for children “born alive” during late-term abortion procedures. This is precisely the situation that our abortion-radical president, Barack Obama, insisted should not be addressed through legislation to protect the life of the born-alive child when he was an Illinois state senator. Perhaps that’s why he didn’t have anything to say about the Gosnell trial – the biggest abortion story of the decade – when he became the first sitting President to address Planned Parenthood last week. (Full video and excerpts of Obama’s speech are available here.)
In the first “Inhuman” video, taken undercover at a clinic in the Bronx – where abortion is legal up to 24 weeks – an abortion clinic staffer makes it very clear that she knows she’s talking about the abortion of a fully -formed 6-month baby. Then she talks about drowning a born-alive infant in a jar of solution to make it stop “twitching.” She makes it clear the clinic won’t trouble its prospective customer with sonograms, or any discussion of the procedure’s target as a “child” or “baby.” And if the baby is born alive at home before the late-term abortion procedure can be completed, the staffer cheerfully advises the expectant mother to flush it down the toilet.
“I don’t know why you want to talk about all this,” the clinic staffer says. ”Just do it!”
Another staffer at the same clinic takes the possibility of an infant being born alive, and thus acquiring defensible human rights, much more seriously – but her description of the very fine line between an acceptable clinical “termination” within the mother’s body, and the killing of an infant born alive just a few inches outside the womb, highlights the inherently dehumanizing nature of late-term abortion. She’s very insistent upon use of the word “terminate” instead of “kill” to describe what happens to the target of a legal late-term abortion.
Part 2 –Then there is NARAL, Huffington Post reported:
NARAL President Ilyse Hogue:
“So let me be loud and clear: Kermit Gosnell is a dangerous predator. He wouldn’t exist, couldn’t exist, without the work of Rep. Duffy and his friends in the anti-choice movement. Opponents of women’s rights have hounded safe, legal health providers halfway out of business and blocked women’s access to the quality care they need.”
He wouldn’t exist if it were not for pro-life folks? Wow there is a stunner. What bullshit. The industry created Kermit Gosnell and those like him…I’m sure she forgot ….to do what they do and take advantage of every loophole or opportunity provided them, and create a few of their own.
Well, we now know exactly what type abortions and procedures he did. (for over 30 years) But of course what she overlooked is he was operating as a licensed doctor in a legal clinic as an abortion provider. Case closed. That he did things she didn’t know or approve of, well, that’s on her and her conscience for supporting the industry he was a part of. But it is the nature of their death business – or business of death.
The above suggests that the problems are wider than one clinic they seem quick to say the doctor was operating illegally. Isn’t it telling that the main reason they raided his place on running a prescription drug operation? NOT the abortions he was doing! As reports and witnesses state, they realized in one look they had a much bigger problem. Thank goodness for us he was running a painkiller racket too.
Hogue condemned Gosnell again on Friday. “The allegations against Gosnell are nothing short of horrific,” she said. “His actions were reprehensible and illegal. What he did in his clinic was reminiscent of the pre-Roe v. Wade days of back-alley abortion. He took advantage of lax state oversight and desperate women whose options were limited by the relentless efforts of anti-choice lawmakers in Pennsylvania.”
She must have missed the part where the reason inspections were terminated were not because of “anti-choice” lawmakers as she claims. It was because the inspection might reduce or cause problems for clinics thereby possibly restricting women from their ability to get an abortion. Inspections might infrinmge on someone’s right of aboriton. So inspections were lifted by “pro-choice” people for pro-choice reasons.
Whoa there Bessy, about the only thing logical here is that his actions were “horrific”.
“Reminiscent of back-alley abortions”? But he was there legally operating a clinic as a licensed Doctor. How reminiscent? Is that not the excuse we hear, legal safe and rare?(= utopia) Yet in his “established” legal practice he was doing this with immunity. And don’t pro-abortion folks say “keep it legal” and it will be safe? This was not safe legal or rare.
Now I know this may be hard for her to swallow the actual details of abortion, namely late-term, but their next assertion is that he is a one off. Well, the above piece describes various other clinics. It is idicative of how they treat the issue of Life and talk to prospects. That’s a nice window into the abortion world, which they told us if it is just legal and widely available it will be safe. Buzzer sound, Wrong!
How in the world can she gleefully try to blame the pro-life people for Gosnell, the way he treated patients, or the procedures that he was doing? Insanity is the only operative explanation. It is up to her and all her colleagues to answer the question — not her opponents — how many of these clinics… or houses of horrors are out there?
Make it a threefer
In front of a large national Planned Parenthood conference on Friday, as the first president to address the organization, he made it clear to the politically aligned crowd:
President Obama declared that “Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere” as the abortion giant continues to take hundreds of millions of our tax dollars.
Obama has been a strong supporter of the pro-choice group, and said that “no matter how fierce the opposition,” the past few years have shown that “Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere today. It’s not going anywhere tomorrow.“
Well, neither are we “going anywhere” or away. For Obama to say that while the Gosnell trial is taking place — while he won’t mention it and yet goes to speak to PP — is the height of insensitivity, disrespect, and lacks the dignity of the office.
A President should stand for life and liberty, he obviously stands for death and the slavery of abortion.
[Again, H/T to Pepp article]