Thursday, December 5, 2013
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To which abortion defenders will say, "Nevertheless, such actions are illegal."
But they are also very close to methods used in many legal abortions, in which unborn babies are dismembered in the womb; and even more similar to late-term abortions, in which babies are partially delivered feet first and their spines punctured with scissors. Because the baby's head is held in the womb, it technically isn't "born."
Thus, publicizing the Gosnell case could potentially cause more people to question exactly what abortion entails and how it is regulated.
Indeed, in an April 15 story headlined, "The Media After Gosnell," John Fund, national affairs columnist for National Review Online, noted that "two former nurses at Planned Parenthood of Delaware told WPVI-TV in Philadelphia" that the group's clinic where they worked had "a meat-market style of assembly-line abortions," creating a substantial risk of "getting hepatitis, even AIDS" due to "ridiculously unsafe" conditions.
The nurses, Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich and Joyce Vasikonis, told the station they quit "in order to protect their medical licenses." The clinic, which the station reported was not routinely inspected by the state, has now closed.
Will all this finally lead the major media to become curious about how abortion is provided across the country?
M.D. Harmon, a retired journalist and military officer, is a free-lance writer and speaker. He can be contacted at: