Why Won’t They Cover Gosnell?

The very clear-headed and plain-spoken Amy Welborn tells you why.

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  • meagain

    Exactly right – though I would have emphasized the fact that there is virtually no difference between Gosnell and every other late term abortionist in the country, or world for that matter. The only difference being, Gosnell was a lazy slob. That’s it. That’s what they don’t want anyone to realize. The question they fear most, ‘what is different between what Gosnell did and what these other baby killing experts are doing?’ Imagine the repercussion if the collective consciousness in this country realized that the answer to that question is, “not much.”

  • http://ktcatspost.blogspot.com/ K T Cat

    I would argue that it’s something much darker. It’s the fruit of moral relativism and it goes way beyond abortion.

  • ivan_the_mad

    “And so throughout the ages you have seen how progress marches ever on its way … ” — Alabama 58 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sQ_f8O0SAqY )

    She’s right, of course. At least Athens was both frank and candid and did not hide behind euphemisms.

  • Max

    It is something much darker. It is a truth about ourselves and the imperfection therein that not only allows this to happen and continue each and every day, but then further permits each of us to go to great lengths to pretend that it doesn’t. They fear that they will be revealed, and then reviled, as the German Lady that they are, and that society may become Capt. Nixon.

    –> (http://youtu.be/c6Ci1uBxvpg)

    God have Mercy on us all.

  • http://www.edgartownnews.blogspot.com Sara Piazza

    Quite simply, the media has to avoid this story at all costs because it spells out the unavoidable truth and reality about what abortion is and has the power to change people’s minds, as I understand has already happened to people involved with this case.

  • Ellen

    Well that’s blunt. And she is perfectly right. The progressive ones don’t think what happened in Gosnell’s clinic is at all wrong. Maybe he went about it wrong, but the end results are just fine with them.

  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    Completely correct on all points.

    This is yet another reason why I just don’t see western civilization surviving this century. It isn’t just that we’re immoral (we are). It’s that we no longer really believe there is a true morality.

    I re-read Mere Christianity not that long ago. Sad that so much of it no longer applies. When Lewis wrote that no human civilization in all of history has ever enshrined Selfishiness as a virtue … well, sadly he wrote that about 10 years too soon. Ayn Rand proved him wrong. But she only put in writing what much of our culture practicies every day.

    Barring the Blessed Return of Our Lord, I just don’t see our civilization making it into the 22nd century intact. I don’t know that we deserve to. Who will our successors be? I dunno.

    • Mike

      It will survive, bc the Church will survive. But it will be very different.

      We can argue all night about this or that impact what we I think can’t really argue is birth rates among Western countries: they are below replacement. So what’s the answer? Of course….mass immigration. But from where? Well, we’ll see. Some people think England is over run by Muslims from the middle east, and some parts are BUT the real story there is POLISH! They are now I think the 2nd largest foreign born group in England and Wales.

  • Bryan

    If I could afford the helicopter rental and printing supplies, I would gladly accept the jail-time that I would receive to air-drop millions of copies of that short article over American cities. And I’m not joking even a little bit.

    • Bryan

      By the way, thank you for linking to it, Mark.

  • http://www.otakucatholic.blogspot.com becca

    She’s exactly right. I’ve been talking to an old friend about this and that is her view. She doesn’t care and I wouldn’t have cared either when I was like her before my conversion.

  • http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/ Todd Flowerday

    Huh. And I thought it was because covering Gosnell wouldn’t sell corporate product. Or that it was covered more by the so-called liberal press when the news broke a few years ago. Who knew?

    • Bryan

      News coverage of the trial of a long-practicing “Medical Doctor” who is actually a deranged mass-murderer, who tortured and murdered women and infants out of a licensed, “regulated medical clinic” wouldn’t sell advertising space? That’s either a ludicrous assertion or willful ignorance. Court TV runs nothing but morbid, sensationalistic trial coverage of crimes ten times less heinous (and therefore less “interesting” by their own standards) than Gosnell’s.

      I have remained and still remain open to other theories. But so far, near as I can tell, Welborn is correct; painfully, dreadfully, irrefutably, and inarguably correct. Let those who have eyes see and those who have ears hear.

    • Andy, Bad Person

      It’s true. Who needs to cover a hugely important trial when we heard about the accusations? We’ve never, ever, capitalized on trials before, have we?

  • Mike

    Breaking news from today: nobody cares.

    It’s that simple: people just really don’t care.

    Look, some guy who gets paid millions of dollars to play basketball says he is attracted to other men and BIG BANG! On every newspaper website, there it is! Finally, a pro-players admits his desires are disordered! Blamo! Everywhere.

    Dead children’s feet in jars…pickled feet!….deafening silence.

  • Michael Matthew

    When the abortion argument is no longer whether abortion is right or wrong but rather, how close can we get to murder without being murder, then we as a culture are beyond the point of no return.

  • Michael Matthew

    Reiterating what has already been said; the MSM and mainstream culture do not believe what he did was wrong but rather he was sloppy and inefficient. He gets an “A” for effort but an “F” for style.