Recently I saw the news – several children were murdered in cold blood.
This was not by Somali Warlord, Chechen rebel, nor Egyptian Islamist. Such atrocities occur daily – one hardly notices anymore. No, these were in the United States, by a doctor, purportedly – the sort of person normally charged with saving lives – name of Gosnell. I couldn’t help but notice.
It was an accident! No, not the murders, but the fact that I ever heard about them. It flashed through my twitter feed one day – Gosnell, failed abortions, born alive, severed spinal cords, scissors, swimming in the toilet; they “ensured fetal demise,” “around 50 times,” “when babies ‘precipitated’” – soulless, sterile accounting of a ghoulish nightmare.
The trial began March 18th. For a long while, the story wasn’t reported by the national media. I figured, they probably thought it would be a downer in the ratings. They didn’t want to tell me about it.