Skip to comments.If Gosnell had shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news: Rep. Chris Smith
Posted on 04/11/2013 4:50:59 PM PDT by Morgana
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing." That was the challenging observation made this morning by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, on the floor of the U.S. House.
Because Kermit Gosnell instead allegedly snipped the spinal cords of seven newborn babies in a building called an abortion clinic, the national media has almost uniformly ignored the case, said Smith, something that he charged amounted to a deliberate "cover-up." Rep. Chris Smith
"Will the decades-long major national news media cover-up of the brutalityand violenceof abortion methods ever end?" asked Smith. "Will Americans ever be told the horrifying details as to howand how oftenabortionists dismember, decapitate, and chemically poison innocent babies?"
Kermit Gosnell is currently undergoing trial on charges of murdering seven newborn infants by slitting their spinal cords after failed abortions. Former employees of Gosnell have testified that hundreds of babies - many of them viable - were "aborted" in this way at Gosnell's "House of Horrors" clinic.
Rep. Smith was among a group of 10 Congressman who took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this morning to vent their frustration at the lack of media attention being paid to the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
The following is a complete transcript of Rep. Smith's remarks:
Will the decades-long major national news media cover-up of the brutalityand violenceof abortion methods ever end?
Will Americans ever be told the horrifying details as to howand how oftenabortionists dismember, decapitate, and chemically poison innocent babies?
Will Americans ever be informed by a conscientious, unbiased news media that in the past 40 years, over 55 million child victims have been brutally killed by abortiona staggering loss of childrens lives that equates to the entire population in England? And that many women have been hurt physically, emotionally, psychologicallyand according to the Center for Disease Control over 400 women have actually died from legal abortions.
Will Americans ever be told that of the 55 million children, Planned Parenthood alone claims responsibility for destroying over 6 million babies and that just two weeks ago a Planned Parenthood leader in Florida testified at a legislative hearing on a state initiative to protect born alive infants that even when a child survives an abortion, the decision to assist or kill the born alive infant should be up to the woman, her family and her physician. In other words, even if a child intended to be aborted survives the assault, the choice to kill remainsso called after birth abortion. Isnt that extreme child abuse?
Murdering newborns in the abortion clinic, it seems to me, is indistinguishable from any other child predator wielding a knife or a gun. Why isnt that that child seen as a patient in need of medical care, warmth, nutrition and dare I saylove?
Now another national media cover up! In this case, even when a Jeffrey Dahmer-like murder trial of an abortionist named Kermit Gosnell, who ran the benign-sounding Womens Medical Society, unfolds in a Philadelphia Courtroom replete with shocking testimony of beheadings, unfathomable abuse, death, and body parts in jars. To this day, the national news media remains uninterested, indifferentAWOL. Why the censorship? Gosnells house of horrors trial fails to attract any serious and meaningful national news reporting.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial for eight counts of murder. One count is for the death of a woman who died during an abortion at his clinic. Seven counts are for babies who survived their abortion and were born alive but then killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors.
In the words of the Grand Jury report: Gosnell had a simple solution for unwanted babies: he killed them. He didnt call it that. He called it ensuring fetal demise. The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors in the back of the babys neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that snipping. Over the years there were hundreds of snippings.
Indeed, the national news media has not only taken a pass and looked the other way, but their stunning indifference has done a grave disservice to Gosnells victimsthe woman killed, other women injured and children slaughtered by Gosnell. Because of the national medias indefensible silencebecause of their failure to reportother women and children at other abortion mills might be at risk.
Indeed, the Gosnell Grand Jury Report in January 2011 powerfully noted that an absence of press coverageand gross negligence by health department personnel in Pennsylvaniaenabled Gosnell to show a contemptuous disregard for the health, safety, and dignity of his patients that continued for 40 years.
Some media commenters, however, are beginning to take note of the national news media bias and blackout in the case.
Yesterday an editorial in the Investors Business Daily titled Newtown In The Clinic: Media Ignore The Gosnell Trial said
Media Bias: A basketball coach who shoves and curses at his players merits constant coverage by a media also transfixed by Newtown. But a Philadelphia doctor on trial for murdering a woman and seven babies? It's ignored.
Those who get their news from the three major networks have probably not heard of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, now on trial in Philadelphia, charged with seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of third-degree murder for killing seven babies who survived abortions and a woman who died after a botched pain-killer injection.
According to the Media Research Center, in one week Rice received 41 minutes, 26 seconds of air time on ABC, CBS and NBC in 36 separate news stories. Gosnell received zero coverage.
If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing.
In todays edition of USA Today, columnist Kirsten Powers writes:
Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven't heard about these sickening accusations?
It's not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page.
She goes on to point out: A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months. The exception is when Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan hijacked a segment on Meet the Press
In a letter sent by Media Research Center President Brent Bozell and twenty prominent leaders call on the broadcast networks to stop censoring coverage of the trial, pointing out that as of April 4th, since the trial began ABC, CBS and NBC have given the story zero coverage in their morning and evening news shows.
Again I ask. When will the media blackout stop? Will America ever be told about the brutality of abortion and the violence that is commonplace inside the abortion industry? Or will the media continue to censor this trial of the century, because it exposes an all too inconvenient truth that not only are unborn children destroyed in these killing centers, but that even babies who survive the abortion cant escape the deadly hand of the child predator.
DHS does recommend that we all arm ourselves with scissors.
Kudos to my Congressman!
Across the country more young children die every week than were killed in the massacre in Newtown, CT. And that has been true for years.
But we haven't seen the President, or any leading Democrats, or the media out calling for action to solve that horrible problem - in essence a Newtown a week, every week. Probably because it doesn't help them advance their political agendas.
If their real goal were to save children's lives, then they would be seeking a better mental health care system, since most of those thousands of murdered children were killed by people close to them with mental health or substance abuse problems.
Yes, kudos for sure. Amazing that he’s from NJ. Speaking from his principles and morals, and not caring about votes... here in CT, I’m envious.
He represents my district which is one the few conservative parts of NJ.
The left doesn’t have a centrist press and punditry as we do.
RUSH will never ever never use a strong tactic to hel us.
It may effect his advertising revenue.
Don't let the map fool you. The blue districts are almost double the population of the red districts, which is why NJ votes primarily Democrat.
4th district.... surrounded.
Not a peep BECAUSE he is black! They do not want to be called racist....
“Lawyer for Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell accused of killing live babies plays the race card, says client victim of ‘prosecutorial lynching’
Wayne Williams was BLACK.
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