The "House of Horrors," they're calling it. What authorities discovered at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion clinic has shocked and disturbed the nation.
According to MSNBC.com's report on the doctor charged with eight killings: "'Bags and bottles holding aborted fetuses "were scattered throughout the building,' the district attorney said. 'There were jars, lining shelves, with severed feet that he kept for no medical purpose.'"
"The clinic -- now closed, with dead plants in its windows and old mail on its front desk — stands as a grim reminder of how degrading it was for the women who went there and how long state officials ignored their complaints," the New York Times adds. As for the reason these degrading and deadly practices went on so long -- the Times quotes from the grand jury report on the case: “We think the reason no one acted is because the women in question were poor and of color . . . and because the victims were infants without identities, and because the subject was the political football of abortion.”
Political football or not, pro-choicers have been just as horrified by Gosnell and as pro-lifers. Which raises the question -- what exactly do they think abortion is? Why do they care if just-born babies were killed with scissors, when that's an actual late-term abortion technique? Are they more upset that an infant's detached foot was kept in a jar, or that the foot was detached from its owner in the first place? (Those who've been criticized for sharing photos of tiny aborted corpses are all too familiar with some of these questions.) As Kevin McCullough asks at Townhall.com, "Why is Gosnell a monster, if so many people, including our own president[,] believe it to be the fullest expression of 'women's rights' to simply do what he was doing?"
Eric Metaxas has speculated on Facebook that the grand jury report on Gosnell (be warned, it is very, VERY graphic) will be "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the abortion issue."Let us hope and pray that it's true.