Kermit Gosnell is a former abortion provider hailing from a well-established family in West Philadelphia. His murder trial has sent waves all over the social media and is gradually coming out on the front pages and highlights of the national media.
What is being described as the most gruesome murder trial in American history is a horrific case about an abortionist who practiced on pregnant woman without proper drugs or medicare and carried out late termination of pregnancy.
His clinic has been described by a Philadelphia District Attorney as ‘the House of Horrors’. The place was dumped with blood stained blankets, expired drugs and dirty surgical instruments. Gosnell was arrested over murder charges in January 2011.
The man allegedly performed operations without properly drugging the patients and killed babies who came out breathing and kicking from their mother’s wombs. The method of his murder was way beyond gruesome because he ‘snipped the spinal cord of the fetuses who were alive’. He has also been accused of killing a woman who died under his supervision due to an overdose of medication.
As of April, Kermit Gosnell has been held on trial over charges of first and third degree murders, illegal usage of drugs and abortions. The grand jury report released by the government of Philadelphia reads:
“This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy - and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors," it states. "The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels - and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths.”
Margo Davidson who is a Pennsylvania State Representative in an interview revealed that her cousin died in a hospital after she was (mal) treated at Kermit Gosnell’s clinic. There are more witnesses and accounts to serve as evidence that Gosnell was running a place where he was committing ‘murders’ not abortions accompanied by a staff that was not trained in medicine.
A huge debate has generated over the social media and (finally) in national media as to why it took so long for the story of the trial to gain mainstream media attention. There are several theories being cited with regard to the murder trial. One reason that is being commonly cited in news reports is that maybe Gosnell’s case was being brushed under the rug because the left-wing mainstream media didn’t want to go against its stance of abortion rights.
The next possible reason the case was sidelined by major news organizations is that President Barack Obama supports access to abortions. Therefore, to acknowledge the severity of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion murders would cause a clash between the president’s stance and those who seek to oppose it.
A third reason which is somewhat related to the previous ones is that the pro-abortion lobbyists are afraid that if Gosnell’s case receives publicity it would give a solid base to the anti-abortion groups end the practice in the country altogether.
When pro-life groups felt that the mainstream media was not interested in spreading information about the horrific murders of the fetuses, they took it upon themselves to propagate the news story through social media such as Facebook and most importantly Twitter.
#Gosnell was trending on Twitter last week. The story about how an abortionist killed babies after being born caused a stir and now people are expecting renowned news organizations to spread the word as this is needs to be highlighted as soon as possible.
Where's MSNBC's hit list for the journalists who did not attend #GOSNELL's trial to protect the unborn?— lugoadvertising (@lugoadvertising) April 18, 2013
If people can't see that what Kermit Gosnell did was evil and atrocious, I have lost all faith in humanity.— Brighid McEveety (@brighidmceveety) April 18, 2013