Michelle Malkin weighs in on the Gosnell trial — here’s an excerpt:
[Abortionist Kermit] Gosnell’s enablers have concocted all sorts of excuses for themselves. The billion-dollar abortion racket says “lack of funding” and “access” to “health care” is the real problem. But expanding “access” is exactly how Gosnell got away with murder after bloody murder. As the grand jury revealed, pro-choice bureaucrats in liberal GOP Gov. Tom Ridge’s administration concluded that increased inspections “would be ‘putting a barrier up to women’ seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased, even though, as Gosnell proved, that meant both women and babies would pay.”
Gosnell’s enablers also claim that his case is a grisly exception. But I repeat: Deadly indifference to protecting life isn’t tangential to the abortion industry’s existence — it’s at the core of it. In the past few years alone, Dr. Andrew Rutland of California and Dr. Steven Brigham in Maryland had their medical licenses revoked after their late-term abortion mills were exposed. Like Gosnell, Rutland killed an Asian woman after administering a drug overdose during a late-term abortion procedure. Like Gosnell, Brigham stored the bodies of late-term fetuses in freezers.
Just this week, the state of Delaware announced an investigation of several Planned Parenthood clinics after botched abortions and the resignations of two registered nurses who witnessed malpractice. Surgical abortions have been halted at one of the facilities. “What I believe should happen is that Planned Parenthood should no longer be self-regulated,” Joyce Vasikonis told The News Journal.
Even as it disavows Gosnell’s “criminal enterprise,” Planned Parenthood’s lobbyist in Florida officially testified three weeks ago that the group believes the decision to save a baby born alive after a botched abortion “should be left up to the woman, her family and the physician.”
The sanctity of “privacy” and “choice” trumps the sanctity of life, you see. It’s how all abortion profiteers get away with murder.