April 17, 2013
Gosnell's 'House of Horrors'? What difference does it make?
What difference does it make? The words uttered by a certain secretary of state emeritus keep coming to mind as I read the accounts of Kermit Gosnell's services in Philadelphia. Filthy equipment, underage and unqualified staff, bodies of children in orange juice containers, animals running loose. One would think that is the greater scandal here. I have an anaphylactic response to the premise of the outrage here. What difference does it make? The clinic I went to 30 years ago was immaculate. The furniture was comfortable. It was staffed by registered nurses and board-certified physicians. There were warm smiles, cold utensils, and a professionally produced follow-up instruction sheet to accompany you out the door. My baby was early first trimester, tiny in size. And I am sure that my experience is exactly the same as those of the clients of Gosnell's clinic. The effect of destroying our own children and the...(Read Full Post)