While we wait for the jury to finish its deliberations in the Kermit Gosnell trial — which, as I wrote on Tuesday, will take quite a while — we can continue to look at the meaning of the issues that the trial raises.  At least, we can do that among those paying any attention at all to the trial.  Steven Crowder returns with a new vox populi video that shows people well informed about the Boston Marathon attack (with one hilarious exception), less so about the explosion in West Texas, and utterly ignorant of the Gosnell trial:

All right, so people aren’t paying attention to the Gosnell trial, despite JD Mullane’s excellent reporting from the courtroom.  Hey, at least we’re paying attention to Jodi Arias — doesn’t that count for something?  After all, what does the Gosnell trial really mean or say about our society, anyway?  Michael Ramirez, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for Investors Business Daily, put the Gosnell trial in stark, uncompromising terms earlier this week:


Too much?  No, says my friend Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, the theologian and philosopher.  In a lengthy essay for CNS News, the Gosnell horror and the widespread practice of late-term abortion is just another reminder of the banality and ubiquity of evil, this time aimed at unborn but viable children:

As I have related before, Leroy Carhart had to install his own personalincinerator at his abortion mill to burn the cadavers of his victims. This, after a journalist took a picture of a dog consuming the body of one of the aborted babies in the public incinerator (where Carhart previously disposed of the infants’ corpses).

This should be the image that comes to mind when we think of Planned Parenthood and the abortionists-not fancy dinners and flowing glasses of champagne with President Obama. No, rather a ravenous beast consuming our children.

We have an equally vivid image of Gosnell dealing with the same “problems.” In Gosnell’s house of horrors, babies were stuffed down the toilet, put in shoe boxes, decapitated, and dismembered. There were body parts, blood, and death everywhere. What else do we need, to recognize that abortion is but the whole-scale massacre of an unprotected group of Americans (for they are born on our soil)?

Someday, future generations will gaze in amazement at pictures which will be shown publicly for the record, of bishops and cardinals gleefully socializing with politicians engaged in keeping the abortion industry alive and well in America. The complete silence of so many, the open door policies of our churches to those who openly call “good evil and evil good,” the easy distribution of Holy Communion to such people, and the hollow rationalizations, will all come back to haunt us, some day. Future generations will then ask of us, “What were you thinking? What were you doing after 1973?” These are precisely the same questions that haunted so many Germans when their children and grandchildren asked, “What were you doing during the war?”

Unfortunately, those who have fought valiantly for the abolition of abortion, may not be remembered so easily. And so much of the complicity of the media and their political cohorts, will one day be left bare for all to see how systematic was the effort to keep a nation in darkness and ignorant of the real horrors of abortion.

Be sure to read it all.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.