Pro-Life People Must Respond to the Media Blackout on Kermit Gosnell

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 8, 2013   |   11:44AM   |   Philadelphia, PA

Kermit Gosnell is at the center of one of the most gruesome abortion investigations in our nation’s history, but one pro-life leader bemoans the lack of coverage in the mainstream media.

Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue, says pro-life advocates need to make a concerted effort to speak out about the case. Whether it’s by passing along news items in social media, letters to the editor, calling radio talk shows or other means, Newman wants more focus on what Gosnell did.

“It’s being called the Abortion Trial of the Century,” he said. “Kermit Gosnell, the “House of Horrors” abortionist, is on trial right now for the murder of seven infants and one abortion patient. Gosnell’s grisly abortion mill was nicknamed the “Charnel House” by the investigators who finally took our complaints seriously. What the police found inside Gosnell’s building literally made them vomit.”

Newman says many media outlets are ignoring how investigators found rusty, blood-stained medical equipment, dirty disposable surgical instruments that had been reused over and over, and stacks of dead bodies that remind him of Nazi-era horrors.

“Except the dead bodies were not adults. They were precious little babies who were born alive,” he says.

“Yes, Kermit Gosnell’s new abortion “technique” was to deliver babies alive, and then use surgical scissors to “snip” the spinal cord at the base of the babies’ necks. Gosnell even joked about killing the babies. He told his employees they would get a $20 “bonus” for every late-term abortion committed on their shift. He would even JOKE that some of these babies were so big that he could have walked them to the bus stop,” Newman continues. “But Gosnell didn’t walk these children to the bus stop; instead, he sliced their throats and “snipped” their spinal columns.”

“And for the next 5-8 weeks Kermit Gosnell will stand trial for murder! Seven counts of murder for killing the children he aborted, and one more count of murder for killing his patient Karnamaya Monger, the mother of one of those babies,” Newman continued. “You are not going to hear this on Fox News, or any other national media outlet for that matter.”

Newman is worried these kind of horrors will continue elsewhere if Gosnell’s actions are not exposed.

“We can’t let the abortionist get away with this. Imagine if these murders are simply swept under the rug. These innocent babies will have died in vain – and the perpetrators will be allowed to kill again,” he said. “I can’t imagine Kermit Gosnell being acquitted of these terrible crimes – but it could happen. It could happen if we fail to apply massive pressure on the media and the public to tell the horrifying and heart wrenching story of God’s little ones.”

Newman is worried the pro-abortion side is sewing seeds of doubt in the minds of the jurors that Gosnell didn’t really do anything illegal.

“Once convicted, Gosnell will most certainly appeal – maybe even as far as to the US Supreme Court,” he said. “But that won’t happen unless our side, (the winning side, the pro-life side) pours a massive amount of time, resources and energy into exposing the brutal facts of the case.”



“We must tell the babies’ story to the media, and we must be at the trial every day, to report on the daily court activities,” he said.

Newman says the mainstream media can’t be trusted to get the facts out about the case, in part because one AP reporter assigned to it called Gosnell an “elegant” man.

“Is she serious? Would she have said the same of other serial killers? (That’s what you call someone like Gosnell who murders multiple people – a serial killer),” Newman responded. “Did the Associated Press call Jeffery Dahmer elegant? What about Charles Manson – did he “smile softly” while in court?”

“Do you see what I’m saying here? If the pro-life movement doesn’t care enough about the conviction of this abortion serial killer to combat the liberal media then we will lose,” Newman continued. “And then the babies will lose. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen.”