Planned Parenthood: This Gosnell case is “appalling”

posted at 7:21 pm on April 12, 2013 by Allahpundit

Proof positive that we’ve reached a new phase of Gosnell damage control. Plan A: Ignore, ignore, ignore. Plan B: If Plan A becomes impossible, use Gosnell as some sort of exception that proves the rule about why, counterintuitively, America needs easier access to abortion.

“Not a health facility” but something underground, not in any way similar to a Planned Parenthood clinic. If anything, the way to prevent future Gosnells is to have more clinics so that babies’ necks can be snipped earlier during gestation in a cleaner, safer environment. Be ready for this spin and know it for the garbage that it is. The reason Gosnell was able to run a “criminal enterprise” for 17 years is because the cretins in Pennsylvania state government decided they couldn’t risk the shrieking from pro-choicers if they insisted on tough inspections of clinics. So they stopped inspecting, which, as the Anchoress pointed out this morning, is likely why Gosnell felt safe keeping babies’ severed feet in jars as souvenirs like some Nazi degenerate at Buchenwald. No one was going to come knocking on his door or other clinics’ doors and he knew it, because the good people at Planned Parenthood, NARAL, et al. would have made too much trouble for the state if they had. Read the grand-jury transcript, via Jordan Bloom:

“After 1993, even that pro forma effort [to inspect Gosnell's clinic and report its failings] came to an end. Not because of administrative ennui, although there had been plenty. Instead, the Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all. The politics in question were not anti-abortion, but pro. With the change of administration from Governor Casey to Governor Ridge, officials concluded that inspections would be ‘putting a barrier up to women’ seeking abortions.”

In other words, it strongly suggests the absolutist pro-choice view that any regulation of abortion constitutes an infringement on reproductive rights led to the clinic not being overseen properly. All of these people [who are trying to spin Gosnell's case] had access to the grand jury report, even back in 2011. To ignore that and then make the case for why abortions should be more widespread and less regulated is incredibly dishonest.

But wait, there’s more. Here’s another bit of the grand jury report showcased in an old post by Melinda Henneberger when Gosnell’s case first came to public attention in 2011:

So too with the National Abortion Federation. NAF is an association of abortion providers that upholds the strictest health and legal standards for its members. Gosnell, bizarrely, applied for admission shortly after Karnamaya Mongar’s death. Despite his various efforts to fool her, the evaluator from NAF readily noted that records were not properly kept, that risks were not explained, that patients were not monitored, that equipment was not available, that anesthesia was misused. It was the worst abortion clinic she had ever inspected. Of course, she rejected Gosnell’s application. She just never told anyone in authority about all the horrible, dangerous things she had seen.

Of course she didn’t. That would have alerted the state that inspections were necessary, no matter how difficult the politics, and the pro-choicers at NAF couldn’t tolerate that, even at the cost of letting this alleged lunatic go on carving up women and their babies. How can Gosnell’s practice be waved away now as a “criminal enterprise” when even a “respectable” abortion-rights group couldn’t be moved to report the crimes then? Didn’t a Planned Parenthood spokesman, not three weeks ago, refuse to condemn exactly the sort of live-birth abortions, i.e. murders, that Gosnell’s accused of committing? According to Lila Rose, PP still has yet to condemn it despite pro-lifers demanding a response ever since. Beyond all that, if Gosnell’s actually a case study in why we need more higher-end clinics, not less, why hasn’t the media been using him to that effect since he was indicted? Why a blackout instead? You know why: Because no one who sees that picture of the baby with its neck sliced thinks, “We need to make this easier, and to make the slicing happen a bit earlier in development.” The blackout strategy was smart. It just didn’t work.

Update: Lot of truth to this, as a further nuance to Plan B of the Gosnell spin:

There is no defense here. The only defense is to go on offense, and the key to going on offense is to be angry and contemptuous — at Gosnell’s critics, not at Gosnell, who’ll get nothing more than a passing mention in the intro of most of these counterarguments when they start bubbling up next week. “Of course I condemn what happened in Pennsylvania, but these pro-lifers are blah blah blah.”

Update: Evidently filthy Orwellian doublespeak is part of Plan B too:

Update: This is a fair question from Drum and shouldn’t be overlooked. Why indeed.


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Kommandant of Buchenwald:
“Man, they’re doing some horrible things over at that Auschwitz place aren’t they?”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

we’re shocked. SHOCKED, I say…..

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

“Instead, the Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all.”

Obowmacare is coming…

… Happy?

Seven Percent Solution on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

He should have talked to PP more. They know how to kill efficiently and legally.

CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Investigative report on why the media has not reported this trial
-erin Burnett

A little late to the game there chicky

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

This is sickening to think that this is the LEFT is so soulless as to let this monster keep going just to protect the politics of their abortion mills.

Let’s face it people, the LEFT is devoid of any soul or actual human emotions. The ends always justify the means with these subhuman trash.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Kommandant of Buchenwald:
“Man, they’re doing some horrible things over at that Auschwitz place aren’t they?”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Nominated for the darkest humor ever. Not dissing you, but man that is so dark and spot on.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

So Planned unparenthood is shocked Gosnell was murdering people huh?

Kjeil on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Did he really keep feet in a Jar?

Judd/Gosnell 2016!!!

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

“Not a health facility”
========================

No Sh*t!!

More like,

a WW2 Factory,aka,

Josef Mengele, Angel of Death,

accept The Gosnell Factory….. is the Devil of Death!!!!

canopfor on April 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

AP,
Somebody is going to come knocking for old Gosnell, but trust me when I say that he won’t like who he sees when he answers the door. Thinking a bony hand and a scythe may a bit much for the old doc to handle, and once the ferryman brings him across, well Mr Split Tongued himself will won’t to welcome him personally. He never likes to be upstaged.

MarshFox on April 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I see Noth-ing.

Gwillie on April 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

SAFE LEGAL and RARE

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Kommandant of Buchenwald:
“Man, they’re doing some horrible things over at that Auschwitz place aren’t they?”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Dr. Carlo Lombardi:Exactly,calling it,for what it truly is!:)

canopfor on April 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

He ran a criminal enterprise, not a health facility,

Slick as $#!%.

squint on April 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

want not won’t, there corrected.

MarshFox on April 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I don’t know

tom on April 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Please no one let up on the media even after they start to offer token coverage of this trial. This is the kind of journalistic malpractice that can forever be used to shame the Democrat/media complex, especially since so many of them still refuse to explicitly condemn the practice of late term abortions and infanticide(and no, expressing feigned, belated outrage at Gosnell is not good enough).

Doughboy on April 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Did he really keep feet in a Jar?

Judd/Gosnell 2016!!!

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

‘Gosnell was just ending the selfishness’
-Ashley Judd
/

CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Shorter Panned Parenthood: Hoocoodanode?

Robert_Paulson on April 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Pot, meet kettle.

RovesChins on April 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I’m sure this is completely sincere…

tom on April 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM

PP only takes responsibility for the good abortions, you know where the babies come out dead.

CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Planned Parenthood is a deeply sick organization.

Robert_Paulson on April 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I imagine many if not all of the victims were African Americans. Sanger’s smiling for sure.

CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Erin just heard about it???

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

PP only takes responsibility for the good abortions, you know where the babies come out dead.

CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Well, you gotta take pride in your work!

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Let’s face it …
Plan A was to give PP time to buy ALOT of Clorox and industrial grade shredders.

Jus sayin.

pambi on April 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Did he really keep feet in a Jar?

Judd/Gosnell 2016!!!

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Watch out, Ashley might believe she’s seeing God floating in there.
Planned Infanticide has a lot of nerve

RovesChins on April 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

To think that the officials in PA could be like the 3 monkeys, see no hear no speak, if ‘I’ don’t see it hear it speak it, it ain’t happening… MF’ers the lot of them.

Every last one still in office should be held accountable alongside this this ‘Mengele’ and be charged as complicit in this heinous murder of babies…

I gladly and happily would spit on them all…

People without conscience without morals without compassion should be locked up for life!

Scrumpy on April 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM

It’s a complete lie anyway.

The last thing Planned Parenthood, NARAL or anyone else on the left wants to see is Gosnell get convicted on any of the seven charges for murdering babies. The precedent that would set would be nothing short of a disaster for their entire “industry.”

In fact, the best possible outcome for them would be for Gosnell to beat all of the charges and walk away scot-free. That way, they can push the narrative that it really didn’t happen, that the entire thing was a right-wing witch hunt against a poor black doctor tirelessly serving his under-served community. It allows the Dems and the left to continue to pound away on the “GOP Racist!” and “GOP War on Women” memes, while the countless other Kermit Gosnells out there continue to operate with absolutely no oversight.

Gator Country on April 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Erin has that Carmon chick on….they should have read my piece..there was ton of coverage.. fox news just started covering
Erin defending the media natch

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Planned Parenthood is a deeply sick organization.

Robert_Paulson on April 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

And quite a failure to their mission: I still see minorities every day!

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM

There was a gag order
Erin

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM

So what exactly is the difference between Gosnell gouging out the necks of full-term babies and Planned Parenthood’s clinics doing the same?

Hygiene? Disposal? Nicer waiting room furniture? What is the difference?!

ROCnPhilly on April 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

So sorry for PP, here. *fake tears*
YouTube is forever.
Can provide links, but Google’s good ’nuff.

pambi on April 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I imagine many if not all of the victims were African Americans. Sanger’s smiling for sure.
CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:35 PM

What goes on in the black conscious mind?

Why is there no outrage on their part?

I wish someone from the black community would come forward and speak to this atrocity that greatly affects them more than any other race in the U.S.

Do they not know Sangers History?

Naturally not, the dems have done a bang up job of convincing them that the right is ‘racist’ and against them…

Wake Up Black Community!

We over here on the right hate what is happening to your unborn!

Scrumpy on April 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

How can erindefend the media that there has been coverage and then say she just heard about it on twitter
C’mon

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Holy carp … I might better download those YouTube vids before they disappear !!

pambi on April 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

“The only defense is to go on offense, and the key to going on offense is to be angry and contemptuous — at Gosnell’s critics, not at Gosnell…”

And the “Press” will carry their water…

… Fun to see the state of our “Free and Independent” press these days, carrying the message of the Left’s ideology so well, isn’t it?

Truly, “State Run Media” at last in the Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave…

Seven Percent Solution on April 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Either facility dead is dead.

CW20 on April 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Ultimately the proggies will use this as a demand for more funding for abortions and abortion facilities. They are willing to throw their hero doctor under the bus, but that’s all that will come of it.

slickwillie2001 on April 12, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Wake Up Black Community!

…..

Scrumpy on April 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Didn’t you hear that they are actually quite conservate Pro Life and all.

/

CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:43 PM

A great example of why I’ve been convinced for a long time that liberals are all nihilists at heart and believe in nothing but accumulating power.

blue13326 on April 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Didn’t Gosnell Tweet right back at PP?

“Hey, at least I didn’t systematically hide statutory rapists and sex traffickers all over the country like PP! #moralfreaks”

Or: “Didn’t your Florida rep just go on record supporting what I did? #hypocrites”

eMatters on April 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

believe in nothing but accumulating power.

blue13326 on April 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Well that and orgasms (including faked) –even if it means killing your own child.

CW on April 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

It has started 7%…..first with Erin Burnett next with ac360

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Wake Up Black Community!

Scrumpy on April 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

You’ve got a better chance of convincing the people of North Korea to turn against their leaders.

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I wonder where Koman would be today if they had stuck to their guns? I don’t have to wonder, I know. They would be swimming in pro-life money instead of groveling for forgiveness from Planned Parenthood sadists who never forgive. They caved to the corrupt media’s pressure, believing it was in their best interest.  Huge mistake. Now, not only won’t pro-life people donate to their abort-support charity (as truly worthy as it is otherwise), but abortionists have abandoned them, despite their backtracking. If they were smart they would change course again and dump Planned Parenthood and join the side of goodness. God would reward them tenfold.

AmeriCuda on April 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Could Kermit Gosnell be Barack Obama’s real father? At 72, he’s old enough. I wonder if he was in Hawaii or Kenya in 1961?

bw222 on April 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

The regulatory failure angle should be interesting, as if this across-the-board breakdown failed on the “only” bad clinic out there. Because people who kill babies for a living are usually scrupulously honest and tidy.

eMatters on April 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Do they not know Sangers History?

Scrumpy

I can hear the gasps of outrage from Howard University right now. How dare you ask blacks if they know about a particular issue.

xblade on April 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

There was a gag order
Erin

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM

cmsinaz:Is that,.. Erin Burnett,CNN?!:)

canopfor on April 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Beyond all that, if Gosnell’s actually a case study in why we need more higher-end clinics, not less, why hasn’t the media been using him to that effect since he was indicted? Why a blackout instead? You know why: Because no one who sees that picture of the baby with its neck sliced thinks, “We need to make this easier, and to make the slicing happen a bit earlier in development.” The blackout strategy was smart.

Indeed.

changer1701 on April 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

This is just further proof of what we already knew. Liberals only care about their agenda. They absolutely do not care how many children die, how many troops are killed, or how many people suffer as long as they can push their agenda. Conservatives see the world as it is and try and change it in those confines. Liberals see the world as they think it should be and will use any means to change it to fit their warped world view.

bandutski on April 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

xblade on April 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Yeah yeah, try and tell them the truth and one is spat on called a lying racist… Le Sigh

Scrumpy on April 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

so was it formaldehyde, or sea salt?

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM

ohh, I am soooo sorry

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Progressive War on America. Battlefield: fake outrage by those that actually do worse.

Baby Butchers, Murderers, Evil, Wicked, Demonic, ghastly, “Weed killers”, Black Baby Grim reapers, depraved humanity at it’s worst.

Planned Parenthood deserves all those monikers.

PappyD61 on April 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

This is the wrong way to play this for the PP people.

If only the electorate knew that Obama was okay with infanticide then they would be too. Just give it time, it worked for gay marriage.

I mean, gays getting married doesn’t hurt your marriage, why are you people all mad about it? The government isn’t forcing you to get gay married. If you don’t like infanticide then don’t kill your baby.

Besides, it’s not like Gosnell was killing important people or anything.

This democrat logic is so easy!

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Silence…

Crickets…

Democratic Liberals… GTH !!

Scrumpy on April 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Yup Canopfor:)

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Planned ParenthoodThe Democrat Party deserves all those monikers.

PappyD61 on April 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Hmmm.

Whaddaya know?

Troll free thread.

Bitter Clinger on April 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Ac360 keeping them honest

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Because people who kill babies for a living are usually scrupulously honest and tidy.

eMatters on April 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

And respectful. I remember a friend of mine from college worked a front desk temp job in a clinic. She told me that at an abortion doctor convention in Las Vegas that year, all the nametags were in the shape of little coat hangers.

Sooooooo classy.

ROCnPhilly on April 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Kommandant of Buchenwald:
“Man, they’re doing some horrible things over at that Auschwitz place aren’t they?”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Nominated for the darkest humor ever. Not dissing you, but man that is so dark and spot on.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Sometimes that is all that is left.

rob verdi on April 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM

So cooper is focusing on the state for ignoring the warning signs

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Oh and an important little bit that is even more sickening, turns out that Gosnell was quite the racist. From the GJ report:

A former employee testified “that white patients often did not have to wait in the same dirty rooms as black and Asian clients. Instead, Gosnell would escort them up the back steps to the only clean office — O’Neill’s — and he would turn on the TV for them. Mrs. Mongar, she said, would have been treated ‘no different from the rest of the Africans and Asians.’”

Said the employee:

Like if a girl — the black population was — African population was big here. So he didn’t mind you medicating your African American girls, your Indian girl, but if you had a white girl from the suburbs, oh, you better not medicate her. You better wait until he go in and talk to her first. And one day I said something to him and he was like, that’s the way of the world. Huh?

Even more sickening…..

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 12, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Will the media bring up Obama votes?
Nope

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Some guy on the radio over twenty years ago, said that “abortion is America’s next civil war”.

With overwhelming evidence like this, running into the most stubborn defiance like that, (you draw your own conclusion).

listens2glenn on April 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM

My normally vocal liberal friends and co-workers won’t talk about Gosnell…except to point out that the NY Times “already ran the Gosnell story”…two years ago. Either that, or as AP says, they make the claim that abortion needs to be more easily accessible.

JetBoy on April 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM

There were a couple of nurses that quit a planned parenthood the other day in Delaware because of similar inspection problems. Our democrat gov vetoed a bill last year in Minnesota that would have held abortion clinics to the same standards as medical clinics. So why do that unless you are afraid of what might happen during inspections. But happy day for the pro choice woman in Minnesota, you can get your baby killed in clinics that have the same standards as a tatoo parlor or a veternary clinic. Using common sense, one could surmise that there are more clinics like gosnells out there.It has to take a real evil person to want to do that for a living in the first place but letting a live baby die or killing them by snipping the spinal cord. But then, wasn’t that wonderful father and husband, barrack obama that voted 4 times against a law that would take care of a baby if the baby survived. Yup he did….Do you think he cares about us. His heart and soul are dark places…….Collectively we need to hit our knees and repent

crosshugger on April 12, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I am not normally a fan of Kirsten Powers, but I salute her for this.

bw222 on April 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Will the media bring up Obama votes?
Nope

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM

They should. If they did they could get the majority of the country to be pro-infanticide.

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Hmmm.

Whaddaya know?

Troll free thread.

Bitter Clinger on April 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

How does one become a troll on their sites, and does anyoneone know any good trolls at such sites?

WryTrvllr on April 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Called it! They were going to blame pro-lifers that fell flat so now paint Gosnell as an anomaly, as a crazy-man. They knew about him for years and didn’t care. Now he’ll be enemy #1.

Hard to do after one of their spokespersons (or was she a lawyer?) defended his tactics in Florida a couple weeks ago.

29Victor on April 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Okay. Gosnell’s a monster. Then what about President Obama who was all in favor of making what Gosnell did perfectly legal?

29Victor on April 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Last update:

Carmon said there was a gag order…..

True?

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Kommandant of Buchenwald:
“Man, they’re doing some horrible things over at that Auschwitz place aren’t they?”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM
.

Nominated for the darkest humor ever. Not dissing you, but man that is so dark and spot on.

NotCoach on April 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

.
Sometimes that is all that is left.

rob verdi on April 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM

.
Dr. Carlo Lombardi is the thread winner.

listens2glenn on April 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

HA reported on the atrocities when they first found about this

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Kommandant of Buchenwald:
“Man, they’re doing some horrible things over at that Auschwitz place aren’t they?”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Stealing. Puttin on twitter.

29Victor on April 12, 2013 at 8:14 PM

What exactly would they uncover in these inspections? The worst thing is the baby killing, right?

Reminds me of how we wipe an alcohol towelette on a death row inmate’s arm before lethal injection.

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Yup Canopfor:)

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 7:57 PM

cmsinaz:Okay,thanks:)
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canopfor on April 12, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Its a business decision, this is not a cover up by the media
-jeff toobin on CNN

cmsinaz on April 12, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Okay. Gosnell’s a monster. Then what about President Obama who was all in favor of making what Gosnell did perfectly legal?

29Victor on April 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

The “monstrous” part was apparently a lack of proper cleaning staff. And Obama is all for being “clean”; Biden said so.

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM

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canopfor on April 12, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Jeffrey Toobin is a tool. There was virtually no news a couple years ago when he knocked up Jeff Greefield’s daughter, while married to another woman.

bw222 on April 12, 2013 at 8:18 PM

So the same folks who think Republicans are anti regulation anarchists, don’t think a medical facility should be regulated at all?

I have to wonder why any of these women used this facility if it was as filthy as reported. I wouldn’t lay down on a cot with dirty sheets. I wouldn’t get a bandaid in a place with animals running around.

hopeful on April 12, 2013 at 8:19 PM

This is a fair question from Drum and shouldn’t be overlooked. Why indeed.

Q for my new conservative fans: the right wing media didn’t cover Gosnell much before this week either. Why?

— Kevin Drum (@kdrum) April 12, 2013

IMHO because most of the big-name right online media has a blind spot on life and family issues.

INC on April 12, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Sometimes that is all that is left.

rob verdi on April 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Let’s hope not. This whole subject, not just Gosnell in particular, is so disturbing and depressing I don’t know what to say or do about it. If all we have left is dark humor then this country is over as a great nation, as a “shining city on he hill”.

Fenris on April 12, 2013 at 8:26 PM

I think a lot of us knew about this when it happened, Mr. Drum, and condemned it. It’s bigger news now because the gruesome details are coming out in testimony.

Just because you didn’t pay attention to it originally doesn’t mean everyone did the same.

Bob's Kid on April 12, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Q for my new conservative fans: the right wing media didn’t cover Gosnell much before this week either. Why?

— Kevin Drum (@kdrum) April 12, 2013

Because…. JOBS! That’s all the American people care about, Romney and his team said so. We can’t possibly win on social issues. Jobs though, that’ll win every time…

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 8:29 PM

She just never told anyone in authority about all the horrible, dangerous things she had seen.

Anyone know if this is a crime? If not, it should be. The family of the woman who died should sue.

hopeful on April 12, 2013 at 8:29 PM

I have to wonder why any of these women used this facility if it was as filthy as reported. I wouldn’t lay down on a cot with dirty sheets. I wouldn’t get a bandaid in a place with animals running around.

hopeful on April 12, 2013 at 8:19 PM

To be fair, you probably wouldn’t kill your child either. Some people have slightly different priorities.

happytobehere on April 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

Q for my new conservative fans: the right wing media didn’t cover Gosnell much before this week either. Why?

— Kevin Drum (@kdrum) April 12, 2013

They all get their stuff from AP and Reuters. If it’s not on the wire, it’s not news. So blame AP and Reuters for the general media’s ignorance but they’re all ignorant. Or they think we are.

Vince on April 12, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Hot Air has a story about a WSJ/NBC opinion poll that may indicate that public opinion is turning away from the idea that abortion is one of the sacraments of the secular church.
If the Gosnell story gets the attention it should this may be a turning point in the abortion debate.
Forgive me for saying it but Gosnell may have done us a favor.

countrybumpkin on April 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I wonder if this goes mainstream, will they change their protection protocols. From what footage I have seen this guy isn’t being covered well, nor can I detect even the hint of a last chance vest, seems strange that such a horrific criminal, and a flash point magnet wouldn’t be better protected. Just saying.

MarshFox on April 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM

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