By Dave Andrusko
Legislators who worked tirelessly to pass legislation to require that the 22 freestanding abortion clinics meet the same safety standards as ambulatory surgical facilities rarely got an editorial break in Pennsylvania. Even the reason the law was first introduced—abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors”—seemed insufficient to change the basic media narrative: none of this was needed (including unannounced inspections of abortion facilities) either because there were good-enough laws on the books (but unenforced) or because..well, just because.
So when the Altoona Mirror wrote a supportive editorial, I thought the least we could do was give them a tip of the hat and emphasize two of the rock-solid reasons they glad Gov. Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 732 into law last week. (See www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/556586/Standards-for-abortion-clinics-w—.html)
First, “Abortion-rights supporters see the new regulations as another attack on reproductive-health rights,” according to the editorial. “ They say that every time something like this happens.”
We can only hope that does not slide by the casual reader. Nothing abortionists and/or the Abortion Industry does is so horrific that efforts to rein this behavior in won’t be dismissed “as another attack on reproductive-health rights.” Maybe we should draw the opposite conclusion: that abuses are endemic to an industry that trades on the misery of women and the deaths of their unborn children.
Second, the editorial concludes with “The new regulations should discourage future Kermit Gosnells from engaging in such ghastly criminal behavior.” Gosnell himself faces eight counts of murder—seven babies aborted alive and one woman who died of a drug overdose—and one by one his staff, including his wife, Pearl, have pled guilty to charges up to and including third-degree murder.
Pro-abortionists either dismiss this or implicitly suggest it is not worth the trade-off: paying money to upgrade abortion clinics. But if the Grand Jury hadn’t produced a 281-page report, leading the Philadelphia District Attorney to go after Gosnell and his Women’s Medical Society, culminating in Senate Bill 732 becoming law, does anyone honestly think the abortion trade in Pennsylvania would on its own FINALLY have been inspected and required to treat women like human beings, not merely an unending source or money for the likes of Kermit Gosnell?
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