Friday, May 24, 2013

Why Obama is silent On Killing Babies?

After reading ghastly headlines about recently
convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit
Gosnell, such as “Gosnell Jury Hears About
Baby Surviving Abortion in Toilet” (Steven
Ertelt, lifenews.com, May 9), there was this
sudden message: “White House: No Comment
on Gosnell ‘Beheading’ Babies in Abortions”
(Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com, April 15).
Why was Barack Obama silent about this
“house of horrors”? Maybe because, as I’ve previously
reported, he didn’t want it known that as a state senator
in Illinois, he had persistently opposed a bill, the BornAlive Infant Protection Act, which would have provided
medical care for babies who survive botched abortions.
He had voted “No” on the bill in March 2001 and
“Present” later that same month. Explaining Obama’s
vote, WorldNetDaily reports, “in the Illinois senate, voting
‘Present’ is the equivalent of voting ‘No,’ because a bill
must have a majority counting only ‘Yes’ votes to pass”
(“Gosnell Conviction a Setback for Obama,” May 13).
Jill Stanek, an Illinois nurse and pro-life advocate whom
I had previously interviewed, testified in 2003 before the
Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Committee
on the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. She told of a colleague who “accidentally threw a live aborted baby in
the garbage who had been left on the counter of the
Soiled Utility Room wrapped in a disposable towel.
“When the associate realized what she had done, she
started going through the trash to find the baby, and the
baby fell out of the towel and on to the floor.”
As president, Obama has steadfastly supported lateterm abortions. But he doesn’t need to worry about the
public being reminded of his rejection of the Born-Alive
Infant Protection Act. That’s because of the unyielding
media attention that’s been concentrated on his Justice
Department’s invasions of the Associated Press’ First
Amendment freedoms, as well as the Internal Revenue
Service’s questioning of citizens’ political groups, focusing, for example, on those with “patriot” and “tea party”
in their names. The IRS was also curious to know if any
of these groups had publicly opposed specific policies,
like Obamacare.
Of what country does Obama think he’s president?
As for Dr. Kermit Gosnell, his case is done. In the May
15 Wall Street Journal, Peter Loftus reports that he has
been sentenced “to spend the rest of his life in prison for
the murders of babies who were born alive at his
Philadelphia abortion clinic, avoiding a potential death
penalty in a deal with city prosecutors.”
But the horrifying details of his case have startlingly
educated many Americans, including this one, about the
extent of other “houses of horror” throughout this
nation.
The Washington Times’ Jeanneane Maxon writes:
“Gosnell’s clinic is not the only ‘house of horrors’ in our
nation. In recent years, 15 states have investigated substandard conditions and providers” (“Why Big Abortion
shares Gosnell’s guilt,” May 15).
For one of many examples, Helen Pow reveals in the
Daily Mail that “Houston doctor Douglas Karpen is
accused by four former employees of delivering
live fetuses during third-trimester abortions and
killing them by either snipping their spinal cord
(the Gosnell method), stabbing a surgical
instrument into their heads or ‘twisting their
heads off their necks with his own bare hands’”
(“Second ‘house of horrors’ abortion clinic
where doctor ‘twisted heads off fetus’ necks
with his bare hands’ is investigated in Texas,”
May 16).
Pow, citing anti-abortion group Life Dynamics’ video
interview with one of the doctor’s former employees,
writes that in these latter murders, the fetus coming
completely out “was still alive because it was still moving
and you could see the stomach breathing.”
The Texas Department of State Health Services is
investigating.
As for Gosnell’s “house of horrors,” we now know that
his “abortion center was inspected only after a federal
drug raid in 2010. It was the first time the facility had
been inspected in 17 years because state officials
ignored complaints and failed to visit Gosnell’s Women’s
Medical Society for years” (“Kermit Gosnell Jury Hung
on Two Counts, Doesn’t Say Which Ones,” Steven
Ertelt, LifeNews.com, May 13).
While some states didn’t need Gosnell to be awakened
to the need for strenuous oversight of abortions, what
about the many others that do? As WorldNetDaily senior correspondent and author Jerome Corsi insists:
“After the Gosnell conviction, no state health official
can rest comfortably that abortion doctors are acting
responsibly, unless the state has a history of rigorous
health standards applied by abortion clinics operating in
the state.”
This includes, he adds, making sure restrictions on
late-term abortions are actually being followed.
Because I am among the many pro-life and pro-choice
Americans mourning those babies who were assassinated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell, I will end with this:
Notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart “was
awarded the 2009 William K. Rashbaum, M.D.,
Abortion Provider Award by Physicians for
Reproductive Health ... NARAL Pro-Choice America
(which no longer stands for National Abortion Rights
Action League, given that some people might think that
name icky) gave him its Hero Award that same year”
(“Kermit Gosnell Is Not an Outlier,” Shannen W. Coffin,
nationalreview.com, April 12).
Coffin contiues: “There’s very little difference between
what Carhart does on a regular basis and what Kermit
Gosnell (stood) on trial for.”
When is NARAL Pro-Choice America going to demand
the return of that Hero Award?
I’m a pro-lifer who agrees with Jerome Corsi: “Now that
murder charges have been found to apply to abortion
practices in Pennsylvania, no state should assume a
health department trying to be politically correct can be
assumed in the future to be free of criminal liabilities.”
Including murder.

© 2013 NAT HENTOFF


 


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