The internet has started a storm about this guy with the last name of "Gosnell." So what is it all about? What is Gosnell? Dr. Kermit Gosnell is accused of the murder of a woman and 7 babies. Gosnell's clinic was raided by the FBI in 2010 to investigate the misuse of selling painkillers. What they found during the raid was appalling.
“There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air. A flea-infested cat was wandering through the facility, and there were cat feces on the stairs. Semiconscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room, where they sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets.”
Gosnell is charged with the murder of 7 babies that were born alive and also with performing illegal late-term abortions. Gosnell's trial began on March 18th and there was a surprising lack of news coverage considering the magnitude of the allegations. As social media has the power to do, #gosnell has grown in awareness as bloggers, journalists, and twitter users have been making their voice heard about the atrocities of Gosnell and the lack of media coverage.
Here's a round-up of some articles, blogs, and media that's helpful in making sense of this:
Kirsten Powers' article was the first I read about the disturbing events that happened in Pennsylvania. The first sentences were enough to make me aware of the what this was all about, "Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven't heard about these sickening accusations?"
Mollie Hemingway of GetReligion.org does an excellent job trying to uncover the reasoning for the media blackout. For something that is clearly news-worthy, why was nobody talking about? Molly includes snippets from her conversation with the Washington Post and explanation of what she got.
This picture gives some of the numbers that can be associated with Kermit Gosnell's evil practices. For an example of what you'll see. Kermit Gosnell made $1.8 million for his yearly salary operating what prosecutors called a "house of horrors."
Kristin Powers, who wrote one of the initial articles trying to get the word out about the Gosnell murder trial, got a chance to discuss the trial and ask questions about the lack of media coverage on America Live on Fox News. Mollie Hemingway also shares her thoughts on the lack of media coverage in the interview.
This is a documentary film about Kermit Gosnell, the medical disaster and how it was covered up by state and local oversight agencies. If you want to watch, you're going to need to give yourself about 20 minutes.
CNN and Anderson Cooper add their voice and report on the Gosnell trial. "Several clinic employees have already pleaded guilty to charges. Gosnell insists he’s innocent. His fate will be decided by a jury. If convicted, prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty."
The Resurgence asks the question which is often brought up anytime abortion is discussed. This is not specifically about the Gosnell trial, but is timely and relevant when thinking about the case.
What other articles, videos, or blog posts have you seen that have been helpful in talking about the Gosnell case?