OK. But what specifically about the Gosnell case do Cecile Richards, et al., find so “horrific” and “appalling”?
Clearly, as self-styled of “women’s health” advocates, they object to the de facto conditions found at Gosnell’s so-called clinic: urine-splattered walls, blood on the floors, cats roaming freely and defecating all over the place, etc. – to say nothing of the death of 41-year old Karnamaya Mongar.
Then again, considering the recent investigation into House of Horrors 2.0 – namely, Delaware Planned Parenthood — it would seem that the Wal-Mart of the Abortion Industry should be slapping the “horrific” and “appalling” label on one of its own.
But what about the babies that Gosnell is charged with murdering? From the Gosnell grand jury report:
Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it “ensuring fetal demise.” The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord.
Surely, Planned Parenthood’s response would be that what Gosnell did went “too far”.
Or would it?
One has to ask in light of Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow’s recent testimony before a subcommittee hearing in Florida:
One also has to ask in light of how Planned Parenthood addresses the question of when life begins:
Notice that according to Planned Parenthood, “most medical authorities” agree that “being a person” begins “when a baby takes its first breath” — and yet they couldn’t name even one such so-called medical authority?
But let’s take Planned Parenthood at their word. In that case, what if Kermit Gosnell had “snipped” the spinal cords of fully delivered babies before they had taken their first breath?
Or, for that matter, what if one of Planned Parenthood’s own abortionists did the same thing?
According to Planned Parenthood’s own definition of when a person’s life begins, as long as a fully delivered baby hasn’t yet taken its first breath, there is nothing “horrifying” or “appalling” about using a scissors to sever the baby’s spinal cord.
Sure, Planned Parenthood will continue to try to distance itself from the Kermit Gosnells of the world.
But at the end of the day, how much difference is there?