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5/17/2013 (2 years ago)

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Gosnell's trial was treated as 'low-key, local story,' instead of horror that it was, he argues

The nation stood in rapt attention to the murder trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who ran a filthy, diabolical clinic that catered to poor, disenfranchised women. Details of his many crimes were repeated in nauseating detail, but according to the Reverend James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, media coverage was not explicit enough. 

Flea-ridden cats roamed about freely in Dr. Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic and severed baby feet were kept in jars and aborted babies stuffed in containers and plastic bags.

Flea-ridden cats roamed about freely in Dr. Kermit Gosnell's abortion clinic and severed baby feet were kept in jars and aborted babies stuffed in containers and plastic bags.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/17/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Dr, Kermit Gosnell, abortion, Auschwitz, bishop, Reverend James D. Conley


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic online) - The Catholic bishop for the diocese of Lincoln, Conley said the mainstream media largely ignored the gruesome story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his "house of horrors" abortion clinic that was "reminiscent of Auschwitz."

"Somehow, this story went largely unnoticed by mainstream reporters," Conley wrote in his column. "One would expect a murderous doctor, running a 'clinic' reminiscent of Auschwitz, to face a media blitz and a burst of public outrage.

"Instead, Gosnell's trial has been treated as a low-key, local story," the bishop declared. "Pro-life advocates took up the task of publicizing it, using social media to make up for news outlets' silence."

"We rarely see journalists shying away from a gruesome case," Conley wrote. "Yet the media has been reluctant to cover the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell .."

The 72-year-old Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder, for killing babies born alive during abortions by cutting their spinal cords with scissors. He was also found guilty of manslaughter in the case of a pregnant woman who died from an anesthesia overdose, He was also found guilty on more than 200 related charges, including conspiracy, infanticide, and theft by deception, corruption of minors and tampering with evidence. Gosnell was sentenced to three life terms in prison this week.

Gosnell's Philadelphia clinic was described as a "house of horrors," a filthy place with medical instruments and furniture spotted in blood. Flea-ridden cats roamed about freely, and severed baby feet were kept in jars and aborted babies stuffed in containers and plastic bags.

Gosnell "killed live, viable, moving, breathing, crying babies," stated the report. "He killed them by cutting their spinal cords after their mothers had delivered them after receiving excessive amounts of medication designed to induce active labor. This report documents multiple murders of viable babies. The evidence makes a compelling case that many others were also murdered."

"Our news outlets are not known for their squeamish attitude toward violence. On the contrary, reporters are often criticized for fixating on violence, exploiting it as fodder for the 24-hour news cycle," Conley wrote.

"I suspect journalists would rather ignore what happened at Gosnell's 'Medical Center,'" the bishop said. "The case raises too many disturbing questions - about the mentality behind abortion, and our culture's troubling attitude toward human life."

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