A Tale Of Two Babies
What follows are two stories. Two stories about babies. And how the mainstream media has influenced public perception of unfortunate events.
“They are killing at a frantic pace. Always, the relentless gaff—with a sharp metal hook on the end. The babies are tossed like garbage onto the bloodied bodies of other babies. One baby begins to thrash wildly because he is still conscious and in pain. He opens his mouth, and cries in agony. But they show no mercy. He is tossed onto a pile of bloody carcasses. And then, horribly, I see him lift his head from the bloody mess and cry again. I can’t begin to imagine the terror and agony this baby must be enduring. They grab him. But there is no compassion. He is another casualty of this ruthless slaughter.”
“The spinal cords were snipped. It was literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body. It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place…It wasn’t fully developed. It didn’t have eyes or a mouth but it was, like, screeching, making this noise. It was weird. It sounded like a little alien.”
Before you even got to Story 2, I bet some of you are already thinking of testimony from the ongoing criminal trial of Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell, a 72-year old medical doctor (and abortionist), is accused of murdering up to 100 babies born alive during abortion procedures. Gosnell is additionally facing murder charges for the death of a woman who expired during a botched abortion in his Philadelphia clinic.
The details from the Gosnell criminal trial first appeared a few weeks ago, courtesy of the few media outlets brave enough to cover the horrific accounts of patient drugging and post-birth baby killing. In fact, the quotes in Story 2 came directly from two of Gosnell’s clinic workers. His staff, unfortunately, consisted of many individuals who not only lacked compassion for fetal human life, but were unqualified to be working in the medical profession. Their testimonies have revealed gory details of babies, between 18 and 24 weeks of gestation, being murdered minutes after being born alive during unsuccessful abortions.
This shocking report of mass infanticide was covered by only a few conservative and pro-life media outlets, but not from the heavy hitters in the mainstream media like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, or TIME magazine. At least not until weeks after the trial began.
So yes, for those of you who guessed the Gosnell trial, you are correct. At least regarding Story 2.
But what about Story 1? It sure sounds a lot like Story 2. So is it testimony from another witness? Well, sort of…
Story 1 is a paraphrased version of an article written in 2011 by the Executive Director of the Human Society International Canada. She was describing her eyewitness account of the torture and slaughter of “innocent baby seals less than 3 weeks old”.
Oh, but you may say, that story is from the Humane Society International. They can post whatever they want on their web page, and castigate society from atop their soapbox, because that’s what private organizations do?
It’s not as if the mainstream media was grinding this axe. When it comes to infanticide, as been clear from the limited MSM coverage of the Gosnell trial, the topic of infanticide is of little interest. The same must be true for seal infanticide, right?
Au contraire. The media did jump on the story – Story 1, that is. CNN picked it up and ran with it, even managing to raise the shock value by airing the concern and deep distress of Sir Paul McCartney:
Oh, the humanity! Oh, the outrage! Over killing newborn baby seals. But not over the murder of human babies. Because the topic is abortion, and liberal news outlets don’t want to appear pro-life. But what about those babies born alive in Gosnell’s clinic? We’re now talking about infanticide. But no, the media will claim newborns aren’t even humans, and use science, or at least bioethicists, to back up that claim.
No one, least of all a liberal celebrity, has appeared on CNN, ABC, MSNBC, or any major network to voice his/her outrage over the overt killing of innocent human babies born alive. Babies that screamed, even as their spinal cords were severed and their heads were removed from their bodies.
Human babies. Not lumps of flesh.
Liberals and the media outlets they control have been appallingly silent on this issue for weeks. And when it comes to moral responsibility, they often are. Maybe it is because they don’t know how to decry the disastrous results of a “choice” that they staunchly support. Furthermore, how can they denounce an abortion doctor who is, gasp, black? They might be tagged as racist, and gosh, don’t you know, only Conservatives are racist. The sad truth is that the values the Left tout as freedom, independence, choice, and progressivism are really just shrouded in shame and deceit, devoid of moral principles.
There is plenty of criticism over Conservatives, the GOP, conservative media, and what they do wrong or what they should be doing better. But in this instance, Conservatives have been spot on in bringing to light the atrocities committed by Kermit Gosnell and the staff in his clinic. This man took an oath to heal and behave honestly, but for 30 years, he endangered and took the lives of poor, ethnic women and their babies (both born and unborn). He engaged in unsanitary, illegal, and unethical medical practices. And he killed at least 100 babies, born alive, over the past three decades.
Kudos to Conservatives in the media, blogosphere, and social media who have been relentlessly covering this story and pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of the left-wing media who have pretended it is not happening. For all that liberals claim that children belong to the Collective, at the end of the day, it is really Conservatives who support children, born and unborn, being integral part of that precious collective called Life.