On March 20th, Walt told you -- for the second time -- about the horrors perpetrated in the abortuary of Doctor Kermit Gosnell, the black American abortionist now on trial for murdering babies born alive and viable. He (or staff "operating" under his direction) did it by cutting through the children's spinal columns just below their heads. End of life.
More shocking details of Gosnell's “House of Horrors” were presented to a Philadelphia jury this week. murder trial of doctor Kermit Gosnell heard from one of his assistants, who said on five occasions she saw babies moving and breathing following abortions. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Ashley Baldwin, who began working at the clinic when she was just 15, said in one case she heard a baby “screeching” after the "procedure".
Gosnell's trial for the murder of one female patient and seven babies has been reported on AP and in the local (Philadelphia/New York/New Jersey) papers, but is not getting much play nation-wide, even though it has all the elements of front-page news: murder, abortion, racism, exploited women, not to mention government failures (or wilful ignorance). It should be front page news! But it isn't...
"Why isn't [this trial] being covered more?" is the thought-provoking question asked by Conor Friedersdorf, writing in The Atlantic said, “The news value is undeniable," he says. "To sum up, this story has numerous elements any one of which would normally make it a major story. And setting aside conventions, which are flawed, this ought to be a big story on the merits."
Mr. Friedersdorf tells us his question occurred to him as he read a USA Today column by Kirsten Powers, who wrote, "This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke [for advocating insurance coverage of contraceptives], there was non-stop media hysteria. Yet, accusations of babies having their heads severed — a major human rights story if there ever was one — doesn’t make the cut. The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace." [My emphasis. Walt]
And so it is. But what is behind this studied silence? It's the same aggressive secularism and political correctness that keeps us from even discussing the evils and perversions of our post-Christian society. Nothing is "wrong" any more, because we -- or at least our "progressive thinkers" and opinion-makers -- have lost the ability to distinguish between wrong and right.
If whatever you are or whatever you're doing seems right to you, then who are we to criticize? That's their argument. It's the moral -- "immoral" would be a better word -- equivalent of religious relativism. There is no "right way" and therefore no "wrong way" to think or act, unless of course you're old-fashioned enough to believe in the Ten Commandments or some other moral code written hundreds of years ago.
Unfortunately, if you believe in such moral precepts as "Thou shalt not kill" -- that's the entire commandment, by the way, no qualifications -- you are now an "extremist". That's the politically correct view of your righteous notions. As Walt told you earlier this week, that's the view espoused by Obama's government and its armed forces. And, of course, the liberal-controlled lamestream media.