The grotesque nature of abortion and the industry that profits from it is routinely hidden by the national press beneath a gauzy layer of rhetorical blather about a “woman’s right to choose.” It’s drummed into the public daily: Abortion is a precious civil right, a sacrament of feminism, never a death, let alone a murder.
Look no further than the discovery of more than 2,200 dead babies in the Illinois garage of a recently deceased abortionist named Ulrich Klopfer.
They told us Dr. Kermit Gosnell was one of a kind in his creepy storage of dead-baby parts in jars. It turns out he was a piker. Klopfer stored each “fetus” in a plastic bag full of medical-grade preservative, put them in boxes – more than 70 boxes, from the garage floor to the ceiling.
Indiana’s Attorney General reports that records indicate these babies lost their lives between 2000 and 2002, when Dr. Klopfer operated three abortion clinics – in Fort Wayne, Gary, and South Bend. One man told Fox News that his mother, who was Klopfer’s neighbor, always wondered what was in all those boxes.
Only Fox News cared about this revolting story. CNN gave it 30 seconds on a weekend, and The New York Times offered one story deep inside the paper on page A-22. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, PBS? The same networks that wailed for hours about the inhumanity of illegal migrant “kids in cages” had no interest in something a thousandfold more horrific.
At least USA Today’s editorial page asked us to evaluate the coverage and noted the lack of interest. The Washington Examiner pestered presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for days to respond to the abortionist who performed his grisly business in the town he serves as mayor.
After Fox’s Tucker Carlson made the same point, Buttigieg put out a statement. “Like everyone, I find the news out of Illinois extremely disturbing, and I think it’s important that it be fully investigated,” he said. “I also hope it doesn’t get caught up in politics at a time when women need access to healthcare.”
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“Extremely disturbing”? That’s all? He couldn’t even condemn it? It really wasn’t that disturbing was it?
“Women’s access to health care.” Orwell, call your office. Remind Buttigieg there was a garage full of “women’s access.” Not even this angle stirred the networks to action.
The same trend could be seen in the Center for Medical Progress video exposes of Planned Parenthood in 2015. They could barely be moved. Now the leftist government of California is prosecuting CMP’s David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt for recording secret footage of this murder-for-hire conglomerate. They call it “investigative journalism,” and champion “the public’s right to know” when the target is Food Lion or General Motors. The abortion industry, <ital>especially<ital> Planned Parenthood?
Then-Attorney General Kamala Harris decided it was a crime, and seized their tapes and other evidence. Current Attorney General Xavier Becerra is not only prosecuting Daleiden, but after Daleiden appeared on Tucker Carlson’s program, he sought a gag order restricting what he is allowed to say in public about his case.
Where are the crusading Brian Stelters lecturing about the First Amendment?
Newsworthy developments are spilling out of this trial. National Review noted that in a preliminary hearing, California abortion doctor Forrest Smith told the court that the Planned Parenthood executives “likely illegally altered abortion procedures, causing babies to be born alive and putting the mothers in more danger of complications in their quest for more intact fetal body parts.”
The “news” networks couldn’t care less. They’re currently stoking a national panic about teenagers caught up in a “vaping epidemic,” or championing children who profess they are doomed to die in the next 12 years due to global warming.
LifeNews.com Note: Tim Graham is the director of media analysis for the Media Research Center, a media watchdog group. He was a White House correspondent for World magazine in 2001 and 2002. Brent Bozell is the president of the Media Research Center. This originally appeared at Newsbusters.