Kermit Gosnell, PPFA, and Hillary Clinton

Editor’s note. This editorial appeared in the November digital edition of National Right to Life News at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsNov2015.pdf. The entire 41-page issue can be accessed at this URL.

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gosnellguilty1What do abortionist Kermit Gosnell, Planned Parenthood, and Hillary Clinton have in common? Or, perhaps better put, what are the common threads that link a man convicted of three counts of 1st degree murder, the largest abortion provider in the known galaxy, and the pro-abortion frontrunner for the abortion-saturated Democratic Party’s presidential nomination?

Some are obvious, others less so. Each judges human value on a sliding scale. Not just size and development but also the ability to protect oneself. Who can be more defenseless than the unborn child who depends not on the kindness of strangers, but his or her own parents? And what do Gosnell, PPFA, and Clinton tell those parents who might be wavering? You have only one life to live so extinguish that bothersome life inside you.

Each–Gosnell, PPFA, and Clinton–is incapable of being embarrassed by behavior and language that in less cruel time would have shocked normal people senseless. Gosnell , whose specialty was aborting huge babies, joked that one baby was so big he could “walk me to the bus stop.”

In case you forgot, when police raided his home, they found it as flea-ridden and stench-filled as his Women’s Medical Society abortion clinic–a place of unbearable smells where “You could tell there was death somewhere.” What was Gosnell doing as police donned bio-hazard suits to investigate the basement (besides calling himself a “nice guy” for providing a bottle of flea repellent)? Philadelphia Police crime scene investigator John Taggart said Gosnell sat at the piano and played Chopin.

Various and sundry PPFA big-wigs were caught on undercover camera laughing about making enough money off of the baby parts of aborted babies to buy a Lamborghini. Another nonchalantly told investigators posing as fetal tissue procurers, “We’ve just been working with people who want particular tissues, like, you know, they want cardiac, or they want eyes, or they want neural. …Oh, gonads! Oh, my God, gonads.” And in case anyone might be wondering, the added assurance, “Everything we provide is fresh.”

Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton

Pro-abortion Hillary Clinton

In some respects, Clinton’s responses have been even worse. When the nation was shocked by the release of the Center for Medical Progress videos, Clinton hedged : “I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing.”

Before you could say stalling-for-time, Clinton offered a full-throated defense. “I defend, and I will continue to defend, Planned Parenthood, because services that Planned Parenthood provides are broad, and necessary for millions of American women,” she said, conflating for the gazillionth time family planning and abortion.

PPFA couldn’t be a billion dollar enterprise if it didn’t have political muscle and politicians in their pockets.

What else do they share in common? Many things but let’s end with this.

In a real sense listening to Gosnell and Planned Parenthood and Clinton is like monitoring the needle on a seismograph. It shows you both the up-down motions of the pro-abortion mind at work and the destruction they’ve unleashed.

What everyone else would interpret (if they were made aware!) as an earthquake is not even a tremor to them. So Gosnell slits the spinal cords of babies he deliberately aborts alive. He killed them outside the womb rather than inside. What’s the big deal?

PPFA terminates the lives of over 320,000 unborn babies each and every year. Practically a public service (never mind the millions and millions that pour into the already over-flowing Planned Parenthood coffers from aborting unborn children). That the slaughter of over 1 million unborn children each year is gradually toppling the edifice of respect for all vulnerable life–the campaign for physician-assisted suicide is no coincidence–is either ignored or denied.

Should she become president, it’s not like Hillary Clinton would enter the Oval Office as some sort of brain-washed Manchurian candidate. She needs no persuasion. She knows exactly what abortion is. To her it is a positive good, which is why Clinton is so eager to export abortion abroad.

At a 2009 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, pro-life Congressman Chris Smith, questioning Clinton about whether euphemisms (such as “reproductive health”) are code for abortion. “We happen to think that family planning is an important part of women’s health,” Clinton told Smith. “And reproductive health includes access to abortion that I believe should be safe, legal, and rare.”

She believed then, and she believes now, that “broader human development” is tied to “women’s reproductive rights,” as she explained in her March 7 speech marking International Women’s Day.

Gosnell, Planned Parenthood, and Hillary Clinton. The executioner, the face of the Abortion Industry, and the protector.