You Probably Thought that a Butcher Like Kermit Gosnell

…was emblematic of an abortion culture that looks the other way, not only when it comes to government oversight of Chambers of Horrors, but when it comes to our Vigilant Media studiously not reporting that story.  You might even have thought that an Administration that hires Eric Holder to be AG has a certain conflict of interest when Holder’s wife makes money off renting to a chamber of horrors?  You might even have detected a certain stench of hypocrisy when a President who can insert himself into a trial concerning a murder in Florida or weep for the children of Newtown has nothing whatsoever to say about this little taste of Dachau in Philly.

Ah!  But there you’d be wrong.  It turns out the real culprits in the Gosnell case are pro-lifers according to our vigilant media.

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” – Adolf Hitler

Speaking of Big Lies… That guy just keeps proving how right Phil Plait is.

Oh, and if you are interested in people telling the truth (that would be the prolifers and not the people hawking the preposterous lies above), go here.

  • Billy Bean

    There will be those who decry the “Hitler Fallacy,” but I say say: If Hitler’s shoe happens to fit, why not wear it boldly?

  • Beccolina

    Simcha Fisher had a good post on this too–yesterday, I think. The people who are going to follow this line of thinking, that Gosnell was caused by the prolife movement, are those who are unwilling to criticize anything related to abortion, however repulsive (it’s all repulsive, but Gosnell’s clinic is particularly so).

  • Imp the Vladaler

    The good (?) news is that the pro-abortion crowd doesn’t actually believe any of this stuff about pro-lifers having moral culpability, or that this case says nothing about abortion. If they did believe it, there would be no end to the media’s trumpeting of this story. The opportunity to blame pro-lifers for a heinous crime would be a gift to them, like Tiller’s murder. You don’t try to minimize or hide news that helps you.

  • contrarian

    Yeah…that other patheos blogger linked here. Yikes.

    I knew that it was going to get ugly when, early on, he referred to himself as ‘freethinking and rational’. That’s always a clue that what comes next is going to be anything but.

    Also–Imp the Vladaler: exactly right. They don’t believe a word of their own spin.
    It’s some really desperate flailing. And you’re right: if it really the fault of pro-lifers, this story would be everywhere.

  • KML

    So, wait a minute…this clinic operated for thirty years in a state with all the pro-choice bona fides without any oversight or accountability in spite of numerous complaints, and somehow it’s the fault of the *abortion protesters* for not doing enough? Because even though they didn’t listen to the complaints by the women, healthcare providers who had to treat those women after botched abortions, or even the NAF, they’re going to listen to one lone priest who routinely hangs out outside and says the rosary? I just….I think my brain broke. This might be the first time the pro-abortion crowd has tried to use as their defense that we’re not doing our jobs well enough.

    In other news, I rather enjoyed this article yesterday from the WSJ: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2013/04/15/from_roe_to_gosnell_305858.html
    Gives me some hope that unlimited access to abortion is something that is starting to be looked at as fringe, rather than mainstream.

    • Rachel K

      Wow. I liked this quote from that article:

      “But the grand jury–which described its members as covering “a spectrum of personal beliefs about the morality of abortion”–directly blamed “pro-choice” politics for the regulatory failure that allowed the clinic to remain open for decades. The Pennsylvania Department of Health had conducted occasional inspections of the clinic starting in 1979, although it failed to act on the violations it found:

      After 1993, even that pro forma effort came to an end. Not because of administrative ennui, although there had been plenty. Instead, the Pennsylvania Department of Health abruptly decided, for political reasons, to stop inspecting abortion clinics at all. The politics in question were not anti-abortion, but pro. With the change of administration from Governor [Bob] Casey to Governor [Tom] Ridge, officials concluded that inspections would be “putting a barrier up to women” seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased, even though, as Gosnell proved, that meant both women and babies would pay.”

      Nice debunking of “pro-lifers are responsible,” that.

  • Guest

    Had to laugh at Dr. Plait’s video where he says with great earnestness that – Skepticism is HARD because our brains are wired for faith. LOL. Maybe he’s created a problem for himself where there should be none? Most intelligent people would agree that when you try to circumvent your ‘wiring’ you’re headed for trouble.


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