Saturday, April 13, 2013

War on Babies: Do Democrats and the Press Condone It?

(From ProLife = ProGod Facebook page)
PPPS (Philadelphia)—Qui tacet consentit - If silence implies consent then are the mainstream media and Democrats, in their response to the Kermit Gosnell trial, condoning a war on babies?

You can read the following and decide.

First, the facts.

Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia charged with seven counts of first degree murder involving botched late-term abortions (post 24 weeks) in which the babies were born alive and then murdered with scissors or by other means. The details, which are coming out each day in testimony, are truly disturbing (Grand Jury Report - caution, very disturbing). Both the late-term abortions performed by Gosnell on mostly poor and minority patients and the alleged murders of live-born babies were illegal in Pennsylvania.

Mainstream media would usually eat up such a sensational trial, one involving serial murders, ghastly details, exploitation of people of color, and a highly controversial issue, such as abortion. The story would normally be front-page news for days or weeks.

Seats reserved for press at Gosnell trial - JDMullane photo
But the mainstream media and prominent Democrats remain silent. No major news organization, other than Fox News, has been reporting the story. And those that are beginning to report, appear to be doing so only in response to shaming from conservative bloggers and conversations trending in social media.

Why the press censorhip of this story? And, where are the quotes from Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, or President Obama about it?

After all, the mainstream media once went wild over a story that Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney used scissors to cut the hair of a classmate as part of a college prank. Now, what do we hear from them about scissors being used to sever the spinal cords of living, breathing babies? Silence.

State Senator Barrack Obama once opposed a bill in Illinois that made infanticide illegal and addressed issues quite similar to those being described in a Philadelphia court room. What do we hear about that in relation to the Gosnell trial? Silence.

At what point do you think President Obama and other Democratic leaders will jump in to decry the horror and propose new legislation? Will it take longer than their interventions on behalf of Travon Martin or the Cambridge Professor, or the Newtown victims?

You decide.

Here are some links to other articles to help you ponder these questions. Note, these are commentary or news stories on blogs, not front page stories or TV news items (we couldn't find those).

Kermit Gosnell trial update: Plenty of media seating still available - Michell Malkin (includes other links)
Philadelphia abortion clinic horror: We've forgotten what belongs on page one. - Column by Kirsten Powers, USA Today (this column and a few others have gone a long way in shaming the MSM)
Another key writer shaming the media has been Mollie Ziegler Hemingway of GetReligion. Here is one of her posts: WPost reporter explains her personal Gosnell blackout
Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story - by Connor Friedersdorf, the Atlantic 
Why Are the Media Apologizing About Kermit Gosnell Coverage? - by Josh Dzieza, the Daily Beast 
Photo of the Day: Media Row at the Gosnell trial - Ed Morrissey, HotAir
Obama and Infanticide - Ramesh Ponneru, National Review
Trial and the Media's Error - Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
Kermit Gosnell - Wikipedia
Grand Jury Report included to document seriousness of the crimes being ignored by the press (CAUTION THIS IS VERY DISTURBING)

Perhaps there is hope that the message is getting through.

Is MSM Awareness A Wave in Tide of God's Mercy? - Elizabeth Scalia - The Anchoress on Catholic Channel

Special thanks to JD Mullane, Columnist for The Bucks County Courier Times and A picture is truly worth a thousand words. Thank him on Twitter @jdmullane

And thanks to ProLife = ProGod for the censored illustration.

Update - April 15, 2013 

Before the Gosnell Blackout, There Was Tiller's - Jack Cashill, American Thinker
What Is "News"? - Derek Hunter,
Why Kermit Gosnell hasn't been on Page One - Melinda Henneberger, The Washington Post
Front Row at the Gosnell Horror Show  -  an especially revealing report from a friend, Phelim McAleer, posted at HotAir.  

Update - April 16, 2013 

Kermit Gosnell: Secret Hero of the Left - Jeannie DiAngeles, American Thinker 
Powers: Yes, there is a Gosnell cover-up in the media - Ed Morrissey, HotAir

Following is an interesting video from a Christian perspective about when and how to expose evil in an issue like the Gosnell trial. We are very thankful for this video, as it confirms many of the prayers we undertook before creating the PPPS blog post. One of those prayers is posted below.

The Gosnell Trial: Exposing Evil and Loving Others

A prayer about the horrible trial of Abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia.

Lord, thank you for your love.
Thank you Lord, that you hold your little ones in your presence that they would not feel pain.
Thank you for your grace, that you forgive all of us our sins, even the most evil among us, and including me.
Thank you Lord for revealing the truth about abortion to me and to our nation.
Let me see with your vision Lord, and let me respond always in love.


Update - April 25, 2013 

Now that the trial is nearly over, the MSM is reluctantly reporting on it.
Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial Update: Pa. judge corrects charges tossed out in abortion case - CBS News


Update - April 26, 2013 

From our friend and fellow blogger SUPERMEXICAN, we bring you this breaking news item in the War on Babies and a photo worth a thousand words:  Planned Parenthood Awards ‘Margaret Sanger’ Award to Short German Offering Final Solution for Undesirable Children
The photo is of four key Women Warriors in the War on Babies (from l. to r.): Former Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Award Winner Dr. Ruth Westheimer; HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; and Planned Parenthood President and prominent Democrat, Cecile Richards.


Another article about Planned Parenthood  by Janice Shaw Crouse posted at American Thinker: Planned Parenthood's Horrific Ironies Exposed by the Gosnell Trial


Remarks by the President today at the Planned Parenthood Conference in DC.  We noted 36 references to women, three references to family, zero references to men or fathers, and zero references to abortion in the speech. 

Perhaps the speech should be titled:  
President Obama Vows to Wage War Against the War on Women Which Threatens Planned Parenthood's War on Babies

Here is a short video clip from the speech. 


The President of the United States Asks God to Bless an Abortion Factory - Rush Limbaugh


Update - April 28, 2013 

The truth about late-term abortion  - Kyle Smith, New York Post

This undercover video by is very revealing.


Update - April 29, 2013 

Are there more abortion doctors like Kermit Gosnell? And do we want to know? - Melinda Henneberger, Washington Post 
Palin Hammers 'Radically Pro-Abortion' Obama for Planned Parenthood Speech - William Bigelow, Breitbart
Inhuman: Undercover in America's Late-Term Abortion Industry - Investigative report by LiveAction


Update - April 30, 2013 

The Firestorm Over Late-Term Abortions - Michelle Goldberg, the Daily Beast  
Gosnell's abortion atrocities no 'aberration': Column by Kirsten Powers, USA Today


  1. Yes! they condone it. They just don't like the fact that the red biohazard bags are being opened and everyone who thought abortion was all about sipping ice chips and orange juice and a Planned Parenthood T-shirt are finding out that it is about beheading live babies and filling jars with baby feet. It puts a damper on their cocktail parties.

    1. jeanneiology - Thank you for your comment. Very succinct and to the point. This is certainly not a popular topic at cocktail parties. If I ever get invited to one, I may bring it up just to see the reaction......mmmm.....I wonder if that's why I never get invited to cocktail parties.

      Thanks again, comment any time and keep up the good work! God bless.

  2. "State Senator Barrack Obama once opposed a bill in Illinois that made infanticide illegal and addressed issues quite similar to those being described in a Philadelphia court room. "
    That's a lie, to put it bluntly. And it's been debunked over and over again since 2008. But you right wingers just keep repeating it over and over again, as if repeating a lie makes it true. (where have I heard that before...oh, yeah..."War Propaganda", in volume 1, chapter 6 of Mein Kampf (1925), by Adolf Hitler)

    1. KaJo - Thanks for your comment. Just wondering, do you spend a lot of time at cocktail parties?....oh never mind.

      To your point, quoting from the first source you cited about a comment Rick Santorum made, and under the article subtitle "Born Alive in Illinois":

      When Obama was a state senator, abortion opponents proposed "born alive" legislation in 2001, 2002 and 2003. The proposals’ intent was to require doctors to provide immediate life-saving care to any infant that survived an intended abortion. The legislation, which included multiple bills, specified that an infant surviving a planned abortion is "born alive" and "shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law."

      The bills' supporters said it gave added emphasis to laws already on the books, deterring the death of abortion survivors from neglect. (One of the bills' strongest supporters was a nurse who said she had witnessed infants left to die in dirty utility rooms.) Abortion-rights proponents, on the other hand, said the legislation was a back-door attempt to stop legal abortions.

      Illinois already had a law on its books from 1975 that said if a doctor suspected an abortion was scheduled for a viable fetus — meaning able to survive outside of the mother's body — then the child must receive medical care if it survives the abortion. The new laws didn't distinguish between viable and nonviable, meaning that an infant of any age that survived an abortion should receive care.

      Obama, along with other Democrats in the Illinois legislature, opposed the "born alive" laws every time they came up.

      So, the statement you quoted from MY article above, was not a lie, to put it bluntly. I was stating a fact, and posing a question.

      My question is still valid: War on Babies: Do Democrats and the press condone it?

      Perhaps you don't like it when a subject is addressed in a "war on" context. I was only speaking in a language the left uses all the time to get people's attention....mmmm....actually then, you're Hitler reference was quite apt.

      Of course, being a "right winger", I then quickly diverged from "lefty talk" and started using facts.

      Speaking of facts, or in your case "lies", I wonder if left wingers are ever guilty of "repeating it over and over again, as if repeating a lie makes it true."

      I noted that you wrote a blog called Palengates: the Sarah Palin Watchdog Team.

      Perhaps thee project too much.

  3. I copied this article over to Education action network in AZ, hope you don't mind, very good work sir!


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