Your opinion on abortion obviously says a lot about your political leanings.  Your view on the trial of “Dr.” Kermit Gosnell says a hell of a lot more about your humanity.  The silence of those on the left, especially those in the media speaks volumes about the depravity that supposes itself to be the mainstream of enlightened thought in the country today.  If true, it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country, or civilization for that matter.  Are we truly heading towards a world where the body parts of our infant offspring are kept in a freezer like some macabre trophy case?  Let us hope not.

Gosnell's tropy case...

Gosnell’s tropy case…

Marc Lamont Hill finally admitted publicly the left’s desire to protect their sacrosanct position at the expense of their decency.  On a Huffington Post live segment he explained the media’s willingness to abdicate their decency and journalistic responsibilities in deference to their abortion preference stating For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights. Whether you agree with abortion or not, I do think there’s a direct connection between the media’s failure to cover this and our own political commitments on the left. I think it’s a bad idea, I think it’s dangerous, but I think that’s the way it is.”  If we could get that type of honesty on abortion to begin with, we might possibly come to a position that, while not perfect from either viewpoint, closes the emotionally charged gap that currently divides us as a society.  Or am I too Pollyannaish on this?

From Peter Singer to Barbara Boxer, the left sees no issue with killing fully formed humans outside the womb, ostensibly to keep abortion rights protected.  If your stance is, like Boxer’s,  that life begins when your family decides to take the baby home from the hospital, then Gosnell’s infanticide factory doesn’t bother you one bit.  Life doesn’t begin at conception for the left.  Life and the right to it, starts in the bassinet at home and not a moment sooner.  And quite possibly for some, even later than that.  So, for the political left and the media, there’s no story here other than an attack on a woman’s constitutionally protected Roe vs. Wade given right to an abortion.  Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Exactly who are they afraid of?  This story does nothing to move those, Like Boxer, who are willing to look the other way while these atrocities occur.  It certainly doesn’t change the stance of those on the right who are against abortion at anytime in the gestational period.  No, the concern is for those who harbor a mixed conscience on this as well as those who really don’t care to take a stand one way or another.   It’s these folks who will swing the pendulum in whatever direction they see fit once they are motivated to take a position.  And the fear on the left is that people will start seeing, at least this procedure, for what it truly is: an atrocity and a crime against humanity.  Of course, the left fears that any reasonable restrictions on abortion will lead to momentum for a total ban on the procedure, whatever the gestational period.

How will they defend their stance from the fallout of this trial?  They hope to ignore it, almost to the point of covering it up.  Failure to report on this is in itself, supporting, aiding and abetting a procedure that should be banned in almost any sane, civilized society.  How they can defend this is beyond my comprehension.  It’s more than a lack of shame isn’t it?  Maybe it’s because their abortion zealotry deafens them to the screams of anguish of the victims, the sound that permeates the dreams and conscience of intern Ashley Baldwin who testified to hearing the last pitiful sound of one of the truly innocent.   At that age, the child certainly doesn’t have the cognitive abilities to reason what is about to happen.  The screech must surely have been an autonomic response to the pain of being decapitated alive.

This is what the left seeks to defend.  This is what they choose to ignore.  This is what the women who request this procedure sentence their unwanted offspring to.  For her, it’s convenient.  For others, it’s politically expedient.  For the rest of us, it’s horrifying and hopefully, an impetus for deep soul searching and a call to stand up to defend our own humanity.