Saturday, April 13, 2013

The House of Horrors Trial--Unreported by Media

A USA Today article by Kirsten Powers wonders why nobody is aware of the horror story emerging from the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, a black abortionist in Philadelphia.  She asks, why isn't this page one news?

Indeed.

Why haven't you heard the news?  Because media outlets are refusing to cover it.  For what it shows is the dark underbelly of abortion clinics and that it is unlikely to be an isolated case.  It's shocking and blood-curdling stuff:

From USA Today:
Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell's former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.
NBC-10 Philadelphia reported that, Stephen Massof, a former Gosnell worker, "described how he snipped the spinal cords of babies, calling it, 'literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body." One former worker, Adrienne Moton, testified that Gosnell taught her his "snipping" technique to use on infants born alive.
Massof, who, like other witnesses, has himself pleaded guilty to serious crimes, testified "It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place." Here is the headline the Associated Press put on a story about his testimony that he saw 100 babies born and then snipped: "Staffer describes chaos at PA abortion clinic."
Chaos?  Horror is more like it.

Eight co-defendants have pleaded guilty and most will testify against Gosnell.   Gosnell's wife Pearl has confessed to performing abortions and may, herself, go to prison. From The Daily Mail other testimony during the trial:
Kermit and Pearl Gosnell
"Stephen Massof, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to the murder of two newborns at the clinic, revealed Thursday that he witnessed an abortion at 26 weeks - two weeks beyond the 24-week limit in the state.
He also claimed he saw about 100 babies born alive and then 'snipped' with surgical scissors in the back of the neck, to ensure their 'demise'.
'It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place. It is literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body,' he told NBC.
A Grand Jury report said the clinic was crawling with cats and reeking of animal urine and feces.   Furniture and blankets were stained with blood and instruments were not properly sterilized.
Disposable medical supplies were also reused while vital medical equipment such as the defibrillator and EKG machine were 'generally broken'.
Disturbingly, the report alleged that fetal remains were stuffed into: 'cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags and plastic jugs'.
Tiny baby feet, it is claimed, were discovered in specimen jars, lined up in a macabre collection."
In other trial testimony
"Prosecutors allege that Gosnell’s untrained staff let patients pick between ‘local,’ ‘twilight,’ ‘’heavy’ or ‘custom’ anesthesia based on how much they could pay. And they say he did little to monitor patients afterward, failing to utilize blood pressure cuffs, oxygen machines, a pulse monitor and other standard surgical equipment.
The jury heard testimony from the mother of “Baby Boy A,” the child aborted alive in July 2008 who was so big Gosnell “joked” that he could have walked to the bus stop; and from the employee (Adrienne Moton) who saw the baby before “Gosnell rushed in and carried the boy away.”

There is so much that is wrong here!  

To some extent this entire story is surely part of the African American and the larger American cultural "train wreck."  Several of my recent blogs (one here) have criticized the Media and television coverage that CONSTANTLY misrepresents the sorry state of African American "culture." "Train wreck" is an apt description.  Most white people don't have a clue about how bad it is.  The incident of Gosnell gives just one glimpse as to what I'm talking about--which is another reason that major media outlets are ignoring the story.  

Furthermore, one of my blogs (here) makes a point that affirmative action has created a two-tier qualification level of medical doctors: one level for blacks and one for all of the rest.  The result of these two-tier standards is that two doctors like Gosnell and Conrad Murray are somehow being granted medical licenses.  Conrad Murray received his medical degree in Granada, the same medical school as unlicensed Stephen Massof, of one of the defendants above.  

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